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Newsreels 1940 February 12
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keywords: president franklin d. roosevelt, american youth congress ayc, winter war, russian invades finland, anti-submarine warfare, propaganda leaflets, tornado aftermath, former heavyweight champion primo carnera, college basketball, yacht race, race horse seabiscuit
Synopsis: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Addresses American Youth Congress, Daughter Of Finnish General Says Thanks To World, Winter War Russian Invasion Of Finland, Anti-Submarine Aerial Patrol In England, Propaganda Leaflets Leave France To Bombard War Front, Tornado Strikes Albany Georgia 17 Perish, Boxing Champion Primo Carnera Is A New Dad, American Boxer Joe Louis And Chilean Boxer Arturo Godoy, College Basketball: N.Y.U. vs. Notre Dame, Yachts In Florida Lipton Cup Race, Wonder Racehorse Seabiscuit Loses To Racehorse Heelfly...(read more)
- Date: 1940
- Duration: 00:08:50
- Sound: Partial
- Color: Monochrome
- Type: Public Domain
- Language: English
- Location: United States, England, France, Finland
President Franklin D. Roosevelt Addresses American Youth Congress
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, addresses the American Youth Congress (AYC) at the White House and gets scant applause as he denounces the Soviet Union (Russian) invasion of Finland and tells the group that American sympathy is 98 percent in favor of the Finns.
The American Youth Congress (AYC) was a coalition of youth organizations, especially college student governments that were under Communist control. Scenes of members of the American Youth Congress (AYC) marching carrying large banner which read “Civil Liberties”. Shows AYC members at the White House. CU of President Roosevelt addressing members of the American Youth Congress condemns the Soviet Union, Allies of Nazi Germany at the time, for their invasion of Finland.
Daughter Of Finnish General Says Thanks To World
Parish France. Miss Mannerheim, daughter of the Finnish Army Chief Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim,, thanks all nations of the world for helping Finland, who is “fighting Russia (Soviet Union) for the whole civilized world,” she says.
Winter War Russian Invasion Of Finland
Scenes of the Winter War; Soviet Union (Russian) Invasion of Finland in 1939-1940. The gallant Finnish army still holds the Soviet Army in check, stemming repeated attacks and capturing more valuable war supplies. Damage from Russian air raids on a Finnish town. Structures covered in thick ice and snow. Shows anti-aircraft gun, wreckage of Russian plane. Soldiers push a car stuck in ice. A soldier, with cleats on his boots, climbs up a pole. Finnish ski troops in heavy white parkas, moving in the snow. A horse pulls a sled carrying a wounded Finnish soldier. Medics lift him on a stretcher and take him for treatment. Snow-covered tanks and equipment. A captured Russian tank. Dead Russian soldiers lying in the snow.
Anti-Submarine Aerial Patrol In England
Scenes of a Short S.25 Mk V Sunderland British flying boat patrol bomber taking off and in flight on a North Sea German U-Boat mission in 1940. Shows pilot at controls; man with camera. Ship sighted appears to be friendly trader.
Propaganda Leaflets Leave France To Bombard War Front
Scenes of a British Handley Page H.P. 54 Harrow Bomber in 1940. Shows British airmen loading propaganda leaflets into plane. Shows “Harrow” bomber taking off and in flight to bombard Austria and Czechoslovakia with propaganda leaflets.
Tornado Strikes Albany Georgia 17 Perish
Dramatic scenes of suffering and wreckage in the wake of a violent “twister,” which struck the town of Albany, Georgia before daylight, killing 17, injuring hundreds and causing damage estimated in the millions February 10, 1940.
Boxing Champion Primo Carnera Is A New Dad
Sequals, Italy. Times have changed for the once famous heavyweight boxing champion Primo Carnera, nicknamed the Ambling Alp. He’s settled down to take care of his pretty wife and infant son, a spunky little “bambino”.
American Boxer Joe Louis And Chilean Boxer Arturo Godoy
Professional boxers Joe Louis and Arturo Godoy. Shows Joe Louise, The Brown Bomber, and Arturo Godoy at the “weigh in” before the bout for the World Heavyweight Championship on February 10, 1940. CU image of boxer Joe Louis in suite and tie. CU image of a battered, but happy Chilean boxer Arturo Godoy; He asks for another chance at Louis.
College Basketball: N.Y.U. vs. Notre Dame
N.Y.U. Tops Notre Dame. Big time basketball thrills for 18,000 fans, as the unbeaten “Violet” NYU quintet scores a brilliant victory over the “Fighting Irish” of Notre Dame 52-43. Trailing at the half, the New Yorkers come back with a rally to win February 12, 1940.
Yachts In Florida Lipton Cup Race
Miami, Florida. Scenes of the Lipton Cup Race off the coast of Florida with a snappy breeze and heavy seas keeping the skippers busy as they sail the long course February 12, 1940.
Wonder Racehorse Seabiscuit Loses To Racehorse Heelfly
Arcadia, California. The famed “Wonder Horse” Seabiscuit comes back to the turf after a year’s lay-off, and is beaten in a courageous attempt to regain his crown. 17,000 fans at Santa Anita race track see Seabiscuit come in third, with Heelfly the winner February 9, 1940.