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US Army Prepares for Invasion of Europe – 1943 – Movie

Volcanoes erupt in Mexico as the US Army practices beach assaults elsewhere. Mounted Coast Guardsmen–a subject in the National Archives Fall 2009 issue of Prologue Magazine–also patrol the coasts with an eye for trouble. All this and more in this vintage World War II footage from the National Archives YouTube channel: www.youtube.com Transcript (PDF): archives.gov CREATED BYOffice for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 – 09/15/1945) SUMMARY Part 1, US troops storm a beach in a practice landing assault. Part 2, Anthony Eden and Lord Halifax converse with Sec. of State Hull. Part 3, a steel life raft is tested and demonstrated by merchant seamen. Part 4, snowplows clear roads and railroads in eastern Canada. Part 5, Army men attempt to unload mules from boxcars. Part 6, destroyer escorts and tankers are constructed and launched. Part 7, mounted Coast Guardsmen patrol beaches. Part 8, lend-lease tanks are used in maneuvers in Australia. Part 9, a volcano erupts in Mexico and buries a town. REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: www.archives.gov SUBJECTS Amphibious operations Animals Lend-lease
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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 World War 2 Movies No Comments

Sprung in den Feind (Invasion of the Netherlands in 1940) – Video

Downloadble version: rapidshare.com Visit: worldwar2propaganda.info for more World War II movies and music. Will only work with Quicktime and VLC Mediaplayer!! Other version comming soon. This is a German propaganda movie made in 1942. It shows the invasion of the Netherlands, how the Netherlands was a threat to the Ruhrgebied in Germany. The Netherlands could be used by the English to take the Ruhrgebied… The job of the Fallschirmjägers here was to take the bridge of Moerdijk, and so the Panzers could roll into Vesting Holland (fort Holland). This material is never shown before anywhere, except on the Dutch television once. It has Dutch subtitles, but these where not added by me.
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SUBSCRIBE TO EXCELLENT WAR AND POST-WAR WORLD WAR II MOVIES UPDATED WEEKLY “Report from the Aleutians” is a documentary propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corps about the Aleutian Islands Campaign during World War II. It was directed and narrated by John Huston. In contrast to the other Technicolor films made in the Pacific war, Report from the Aleutians has relatively little combat footage, and instead concentrates on the daily lives of the servicemen on Adak Island, as they live and work there while flying missions over nearby Kiska. The film opens with a map showing the strategic importance of the island, and the thrust of the 1942 Japanese offensive into Midway and Dutch Harbor. Photographs of the pilots who beat the Japanese back at Dutch Harbor are passed before the camera. “There is no monument to these men. If you want to see their monument, look around you.” The American forces dug in at Adak Island, and there commenced daily bombing missions over the Japanese who had taken Kiska. The film focuses on their routine activities such as harbor patrols, messes, news boards and mail call. “Ask any pilot. He’d tell you he’d gladly fly an extra trip over Kiska to get just one letter.” One pilot’s crash landing is shown, and his funeral is filmed. The last twenty minutes or so of the film is taken from footage taken over a mission over Japanese positions. The monotony of the one hour trip there is emphasized, noting that some have taken up “mental solitaire

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Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 World War 2 Movies 25 Comments

(4/6) German Newsreel 1939 The Invasion of Poland World War II – Movie

World War II VideoVery interesting footage from Die Deutsche Wochenschau in 1939. Most aspects of World War II from the German point of view are covered. Most scenes are of genuine combat in the Soviet Union, Italy, the Atlantic and the Western Front. Rare footage of Waffen SS, Panzer troops and Panzer Grenadiers, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and the common German people are filmed in these extraordinary propaganda films. Die Deutsche Wochenschau (The German Newsreel) was the sole series of German newsreels from 1940 until the end of World War II. It was usually narrated by Harry Giese (1903-1991).

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 5 Comments

World War Two , The Invasion of Japan 1941 -1945

World War Two , The Invasion of Japan 1941 -1945
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(6/6) German Newsreel 1939 The Invasion of Poland World War II – Movie

World War II VideoVery interesting footage from Die Deutsche Wochenschau in 1939. Most aspects of World War II from the German point of view are covered. Most scenes are of genuine combat in the Soviet Union, Italy, the Atlantic and the Western Front. Rare footage of Waffen SS, Panzer troops and Panzer Grenadiers, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and the common German people are filmed in these extraordinary propaganda films. Die Deutsche Wochenschau (The German Newsreel) was the sole series of German newsreels from 1940 until the end of World War II. It was usually narrated by Harry Giese (1903-1991).
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Monday, November 29th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 24 Comments

WWII Footage invasion france 44 – Video

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Saturday, November 27th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 20 Comments

D-Day To Germany Rare Color Movies of Normandy Invasion WWII – Movie

In 1944 Jack H. Lieb, was one of several journalists who followed the Allied advance across Europe after the Normandy invasion. Working for the newsreel News of the Day, he also shot silent COLOR footage of the Landing on Utah Beach and the Liberation of Paris with his own 16mm hand held camera. He was also my Grandfather! By this time in his career his work as a Newsreel Cameraman already included Charles Lindbergh’s daring flight to Paris in 1927, the Revolution in Nicaragua, the Great Ohio and Mississippi floods of 1937 plus two and a half years covering South, East and Central Africa in the early 1930′s. Take a journey with Jack Lieb from London, across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy then onwards into Paris on the day of Liberation. Mr. Lieb’s commentary in his own voice and these rare color films (which are now both contained in National Archives holdings), create a unique, personal recollection of that momentous time. Included is additional rare footage of the pre-invasion gathering of troops and preparations; plus personalities such as Ernie Pyle, Edward G. Robinson, Ernest Hemingway and (then General) Dwight D. Eisenhower, as well as the massive celebrations after the liberation of Paris leading towards the end of World War II! 46 Minutes. Color & Black & White. NOT RATED/WILL PLAY ALL REGIONS. Visit www.THCOnline.com for more information. Transportation Hobby Collectibles Online. © 2009 Robert Neal Marshall. All Rights Reserved.
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Thursday, November 18th, 2010 World War 2 Movies 3 Comments

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