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Newsreels 1940 Year In Review Headlines
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keywords: wwii, war in europe, norway invasion, miracle at dunkirk, france surrenders to germany, greeks rout italian fascists, america lend-lease to england, u.s. peace-time draft, president franklin wins 3rd term, tacoma bridge collapse
Synopsis: Norwegians Fall To Nazi War Machine, The Devastating Power Of The German Blitzkrieg, British Rally To Save The Troops At Dunkirk, France Surrenders To The Axis Powers, Greeks Rout Italian Attack, America Helps England In Her Time Of Need, President Franklin D. Roosevelt Approves First Peace Time Draft, President Franklin D. Roosevelt Wins Unprecedented Third Term In Office, The Amazing Tacoma Bridge Collapse Must Be Seen To Be Believed!...(read more)
- Date: 1940
- Duration: 00:08:07
- Sound: Partial
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: World
Newsreels: 1940 - Year In Review Headlines
Norwegians Fall To Nazi War Machine
Norwegian citizens flee Narvik during German invasion of Norway. LS, German troops marching into Narvik, Norway. Scenes of naval battle between the British Royal Navy and the German Kriegsmarine in Battle of Narvik.
The Devastating Power Of The German Blitzkrieg
German paratroopers jump from troop transport aircraft as Nazi planes bomb the cities of Holland and Denmark.
The Battle Of Britain
CU image of a British Spitfire in flight; gun camera footage of Spitfire shooting down a German plane. Shows damaged buildings in London. Image of Queen Elizabeth and King George VI surrounded by British citizens. Shows a damaged motor vehicle on a London street. Prime Minister Winston Churchill on tour of London, shows rescue workers digging through the rubble of a building. Shows scenes of many bomb damaged and destroyed building in London during WWII.
America Helps England In Her Time Of Need
Growing U.S. aid to Britain is highlighted by release of 50-destroyers in trade for bases. Warplanes are sent in increasing numbers each month.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Approves First Peace Time Draft
President Roosevelt signs first peace-time draft, calling out man-power to boost armed forces eventually to two million men. Shows U.S. soldiers marching in training boot camp with rows of tents in background.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Wins Unprecedented Third Term In Office
America forgets the war temporarily and re-elects Franklin D. Roosevelt to serve an unprecedented third term. Wendell Willkie 1940 Presidential campaign fight will long be remembered in the history.
The Amazing Tacoma Bridge Collapse Must Be Seen To Be Believed!
The most amazing “spot-news” pictures ever filmed of a bridge collapsing as it happens! Scenes of the collapse of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge, nicknamed “Galloping Gerti”, on November 7, 1940.
British Rally To Save The Troops At Dunkirk
Shows the rescue and evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkerque France, codenamed Operation Dynamo.
France Surrenders To The Axis Powers
Shows Benito Mussolini speaking from balcony to a huge crowd below. Scenes of injured and dead French civilians.
Greeks Rout Italian Attack
Italy enters the war as the French sue for peace. Greece is invaded by Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini forces but the Greeks turn it into a boomerang.
In Egypt, troops occupy Sidi Barrani, but the British stage a surprise attack and rout them.