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Newsreels 1940 March 4
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keywords: wwii, european theater, president franklin d. roosevelt, british cruiser hms exeter, british destroyer hms cossack, egypt, australian troops, winter war, russia attacks finland, italy, dictator benito mussolini, wicked weather, flooding, sacramento valley ca, freak ice storm, new york city, pro baseball cincinnati reds, pro baseball chicago cubs
Synopsis: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Returns From Latin Tour, Franklin D. Roosevelt Marks 7th Year As President, British Cruiser HMS Exeter And Destroyer HMS Cossack, French Troops On Alert For German Attacks, Troops From Australia Arrive In Egypt, Winter War Continues As Russia Advances Into Finland, Dictator Benito Mussolini Honors Italian Troops In Spanish Civil War, Heavy Rains Flood Sacramento Valley California, Freak Ice Storm Hits Manhattan New York, Thanks To Leap Year Women Take Over And Arrest Unmarried Men, 1940 National League Champions Cincinnati Reds In Spring Training, 1940 Chicago Cubs In Spring Training...(read more)
- Date: 1940
- Duration: 00:08:11
- Sound: No
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, England, France, Italy, Finland, Egypt
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Returns From Latin Tour
President Roosevelt disembarks after his intensive tour of Panama and the Caribbean, during which participation in canal defenses was promised by Latin American nations.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Marks 7th Year As President
President Roosevelt marks his 7th anniversary in office by attending special church services at St. John's Church across from the White House in Washington D.C.
British Cruiser HMS Exeter And Destroyer HMS Cossack
The British destroyer HMS Cossack brings home the 299 British merchant seaman held as prisoners of war (POWs) it freed when British sailors boarded the German supply (Prison) ship Altmark in Norwegian waters; the final chapter of the "Altmark Incident".
Meanwhile, Britain hails the captain and crew of the cruiser HMS Exeter, hero in the battle with the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. CU of Captain Frederick Secker Bell, commander of the HMS Exeter.
French Troops On Alert For German Attacks
Along the Rhine River that divides France and Germany, French troops are on the "qui vive" (watch or alert) against sudden attacks by the Germans, keeping a watchful eye on the German side.
Troops From Australia Arrive In Egypt
Anthony Eden, British Dominion Secretary, greets the first divisions of "Anzac" troops, arriving from Australia to help defend England's vital "life-line" in Egypt.
Winter War Continues As Russia Advances Into Finland
Scenes of the Winter War in Finland after the Soviet Union invasion. Spectacular scenes as daring Finnish ski troops harass the advancing Russians, capturing hundreds of prisoners and seizing immense supplies of arms and tanks. Russian invasion of Finland in WWII.
Dictator Benito Mussolini Honors His Musketeers Of The Duce
Mussolini celebrates the 17th anniversary of his "Moschettieri" (Musketeers of the Duce) by presenting medals to the heroes of the Spanish War. The 250 warriors then do the Passo Romano (goose-step or Roman Step) as they march pass in review before Mussolini. Images of goose step march.
Heavy Rains Flood Sacramento Valley California
Heavy rains on west coast of United States. Graphic scenes of destruction and desolation as the heaviest rains in history flood the Sacramento Valley, isolating many towns and ruining acres of farm land in March 1940. Wicked weather.
Freak Ice Storm Hits Manhattan New York
Terrific winds and sleet strike the Metropolitan area of New York City with severe intensity. Ice-coated trees, telephone and power lines are downed, while the city and its environs shiver under the cold drizzle and icy gale. Footage of wicked weather.
Thanks To Leap Year Women Take Over And Arrest Unmarried Men
Leap Day traditions. Leap Year Day, February 29, is known as "Bachelors' Day. A man is expected to pay a fine (penalty) if he refuses a marriage proposal from a woman on Leap Day. Girls rule the city of Aurora, Illinois on Leap Year Day. CU images of pretty girls wearing firemen hats on fire engine. Unmarried men are arrested, placed in Kane County paddy wagon and driven to jail. Shows pretty girl applying make-up while directing traffic.
1940 National League Champions Cincinnati Reds In Spring Training
Shows the Cincinnati Reds in Spring training in Tampa Florida. As National League champions they will try for another pennant. Images of "Reds" Manager William Boyd McKechnie. Image of catcher Bill Baker (#6) warming up. Ival Goodman (#24) at bat, Ernie Lombardi (#4) catching. Baseball team in Spring training. Bill Werber (#18) gets a hit. Frank McCormick (#10) at bat. Note: The Cincinnati Reds went on to win the World Series in 1940.
1940 Chicago Cubs In Spring Training
Scenes of the Chicago Cubs in Spring training on Santa Catalina Island, California. "Cubs" manager Gabby Hartnett. Shows Claude Passeau (#13) pitching. Baseball team in Spring training.