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World War II in Europe Documentary and Newsreel Film Library 2 DVD Set

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This set of two DVDs contains a variety of documentaries and newsreels about World War II in Europe. The newsreels also include additional historical events of the era. All films and newsreels are described below.

Here are all the films and newsreels that make up this historical collection:

DVD 1: Documentaries

Divide and Conquer (1943)

Shows now the Nazis expanded their empire. Includes scenes of them bombing Holland, invading France and Belgium and other countries. It also shows teh evacuation of the British army at Dunkirk.

Producer: U.S. War Department
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 54:18

D-Day Minus One (1945)

A history of the operations of the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in the 1944 invasion of France. It shows all the steps that were taken prior to D-Day to get the troops ready for a successful landing - including scenes of troops being air dropped behind enemy lines to support the frontal attack on Normandy the next day.

Producer: U.S. Army Air Forces
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 16:45

Combat America (1945)

This film documents the efforts of the Flying Fortress crews of the 351st Bombardment Group. It shows everything from their training in Colorado to actual combat runs over Germany. It tells the story of their lives during this tense time.

Producer: U.S. Army Air Forces
Audio/Visual: Sound, Black & White
Run time: 59:35

Remember These Faces (1945)

A war bond plea movie with several great interviews with front line soldiers.

Producer: U.S. Treasury, War Finance Division
Audio/Visual: Sound, Color
Run time: 17:12

DVD 2: Newsreels

Soviet Army Hurls Back Nazis On 2,000 Mile Front [Etc.] 1943
10 min 1 sec

Part 1, Russian troops advance through villages behind artillery and tanks. A Russian ship in the Black Sea is bombed by German planes. A German submarine is hit by a depth bomb. Part 2, a Canadian soldier is furloughed to mine coal. Shows scenes in the coal mine, in steel plants, and in factories. Part 3, elephants, native bearers and planes haul supplies for U.S. troops in India. Part 4, Australian veterans parade in Sydney. Part 5, civilians in North Africa receive food, medicine, and clothing. Part 6, Liberators bomb New Guinea airfields. Fighter planes patrol over mountains.

U.S. Reveals Armed Might For Churchill [Etc.] 1942
9 min 51 sec

Part 1, President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill meet at the White House and then view a mass parachute drop. Part 2, the Red Cross provides food as refugee children debark in New York City. Part 3, seven brothers and their father (all Navy men) pose on a cruiser. Part 4, Air Force gunners assemble and disassemble guns. Shows simulated aerial combat. Part 5, President Roosevelt and his cabinet greet King Peter of Yugoslavia at the White House. Queen Wilhelmina and Princess Juliana meet in Canada. Part 6, tanks roll off an assembly line, are loaded on trains and planes, and advance in combat.

Nazi War Plants Blasted by R.AF. in Night Raids [Etc.] 1943
10 min 16 sec

Part 1, Royal Air Force (RAF) Lancaster bombers strike Essen, Germany. Part 2, the destroyer Sullivan and two destroyer escorts are launched. Part 3, tanks are tested over a tank obstacle course. Part 4, Madame Chiang Kai-shek speaks in the Hollywood Bowl. Shows Mary Pickford and Norma Shearer. Part 5, an army rescue squad uses a life boat to rescue downed airmen. Part 6, paratroopers jump in a practice mission carrying their mascots (Boxer pups). Part 7, Canadian artillery units practice firing in snowy terrain. Troops and tanks are loaded on ships and the convoy sails.

Latest News Films from the Tunisian Battle Front! [Etc.] 1943
9 min 57 sec

Part 1, soldiers attend a religious service and go swimming. Tanks and artillery bombard German positions. Part 2, shows construction on a Central American highway between Panama and Mexico City. Part 3, shows air defenses of Washington, DC. Part 4, shows cows and sheep in Australia. Part 5, a Coast Guard cutter fires guns and depth charges at a German submarine damaged in ramming the sub, the cutter is towed to port by a Polish destroyer. Part 6, Flying Fortresses bomb a German submarine base and return to England.

Novorossisk Recaputured by Soviet Forces [Etc.] 1943
8 min 19 sec

Part 1, Russian troops enter the city by land and sea after a naval and aerial bombardment and capture it after intense street fighting. Part 2, the Wright brothers fly at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Gen. Arnold honors Orville Wright in a Washington, D.C. ceremony. Shows Air Force planes in flight. Part 3, shows President Roosevelt and his family at Hyde Park. Part 4, boys learn seamanship at an Australian merchant marine academy. Part 5, Winston Churchill reviews Iranian and allied troops in Teheran. Part 6, Mitchell bombers are loaded and bomb New Guinea and New Britain.

Allied Drive on in Italy - Planes Smash Foe in Air [Etc.] 1944
9 min 19 sec

Part 1, U.S. planes bomb German cities. Gens. Clark and Alexander meet in Italy. Artillery pounds Nazi positions in Italy and tanks and infantry advance. Part 2, Mustang fighter planes fly from California to New York in 6-1/2 hours. Part 3, nurses are sworn into the Army. Part 4, a newly-formed infantry division parades in the U.S. Part 5, airplanes spray farm lands with insecticide. Part 6, U.S. troops land at Hollandia, New Guinea, supported by aerial and naval barrages. Tanks and infantry advance through wet jungle terrain. Shows Gen. MacArthur and Gen. Walter Krueger.


Roosevelt Inspects U.S. Army Camps [Etc.] 1943
9 min 29 sec

Part 1, shows Pres. Roosevelt at camps and air fields. Part 2, aircraft carriers are used to transport army planes. Part 3, allied troops bomb and capture land in Tunisia. U.S. and German tanks battle. German planes attack U.S. positions. Army nurses evacuate wounded soldiers. Personages: Gens. Eisenhower and Patton, Gens. Montgomery and Harold Alexander, and Gen. Henri Giraud.

Allied Drive on in Italy - Planes Smash Foe in Air [Etc.] 1944
9 min 19 sec

Part 1, U.S. planes bomb German cities. Gens. Clark and Alexander meet in Italy. Artillery pounds Nazi positions in Italy and tanks and infantry advance. Part 2, Mustang fighter planes fly from California to New York in 6-1/2 hours. Part 3, nurses are sworn into the Army. Part 4, a newly-formed infantry division parades in the U.S. Part 5, airplanes spray farm lands with insecticide. Part 6, U.S. troops land at Hollandia, New Guinea, supported by aerial and naval barrages. Tanks and infantry advance through wet jungle terrain. Shows Gen. MacArthur and Gen. Walter Krueger.

U.S. Bombers in First Daylight Raid on Berlin [Etc.] 1944
10 min 29 sec

Part 1, many bombers strike Berlin and return to England, some badly damaged. Part 2, the Gripsholm arrives in New York harbor with soldiers recently freed from German prison camps. Part 3, Gen. Blamey reviews Australian veterans parading in Sydney. Part 4, Gen. William Shedd and Eleanor Roosevelt inspect garrisons in Puerto Rico. Mrs. MacArthur christens the Australian destroyer Bataan at an Australian shipyard. Part 5, German prisoners in the U.S. shovel snow and work in a shoe shop. Part 6, Italian refugees, including children, are evacuated to southern Italy.

D-Day 1944
9 min 30 sec

Gen. Eisenhower and his aides map the Normandy invasion. German pictures show the extent of their coastal defenses. Tanks, guns, locomotives, and other military equipment is massed on the English beaches. Troops practice loading operations. Landing craft is tested in the English Channel. Pictures of practice landing and airborne operations are used to dramatize the actual invasion on June 6, 1944.

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