“Nazi’s War On Children”, 1940 newsreel by British Pathe Ltd.
We see a group of survivors from an evacuee ship that was torpedoed, children wrapped in blankets.
The children are fed and then climb into blankets and beds set up in a reception hall. Continue Reading
British Soldiers Discover Hitler’s Bunker (1945)
Tanks fill the streets of Berlin, flattened and destroyed buildings can be seen everywhere across the city. The ruins of the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Chancellory can all be seen.
Hitler’s air raid shelter is seen, the spot where he and Eva Braun died.
We see a soldier on the Chancellory balcony imitating Adolf Hitler. Continue Reading
Taken from original British Pathe Newsreel – Christmas in Tobruk
Several shots of Pathe cameraman Terry Ashwood in his pyjamas as he gets up from his bed in the desert. He looks into his Christmas stocking and reads his cards. Bell on Tobruk Church ringing.
Various shots of sacks of mail being sorted at desert sorting post. Several shots of ruined buildings in Tobruk where the Tommies are having their own. They write Merry Xmas on the wall and seem to be enjoying themselves. Soldiers ironing their clothes, ‘dress up’ set the table and serve dinner. Men sitting at table with ‘Merry Christmas’ written on the wall behind them.
Christmas feast. Christmas pudding with a twig instead of piece of holly. Men drinking. Terry Ashwood leaving building and it is ‘snowing’. Pan up to show the men ripping paper into small pieces and throwing int from the balcony. Continue Reading
Battle of Iwo Jima – Fierce Fighting Footage [Full Resolution]Iwo Jima is an island some 650miles south of Tokyo. It is part of the Japanese Volcano Islands.
On 19th February 1945, Iwo Jima became the setting of a major battle where the United States fought the Japanese to reclaim the island back from Japan. It was just one of the bloody battles during the Pacific War. Continue Reading
Churchill – Their Finest Hour Speech. On 18 June 1940, Winston Churchill delivered ‘This was their Finest Hour’ speech to the House of Commons. Continue Reading
Japanese Warships Attacked by USA from the Air (1944)
Aerial shots taken from US dive bombers attacking Japanese shipping in Rabaul Harbour in East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea. Continue Reading
Buckingham Palace Bombed (1940). Footage of the palace after it was bombed by the Germans during the Blitz.
The King and Queen were in fact in residence during this particular bombing. Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mother) famously declared after this event, “I’m glad we have been bombed. Now I can look the East End in the face”
The smouldering wreckage of a German bomber can be seen on the palace itself being hosed down by a fire brigade team. Continue Reading
Nuremberg Trials Key Moments [Full Resolution]. The End of the Fuerhers. Pathe library footage of Lord Justice Lawrence making speech to courthouse on first day of Nuremberg trials.
Footage of Hermann Goering standing and making speech. Wilhelm Keitel standing in dock at Nuremberg. Various shots of Keitel when he was a Field Marshal in German Army. Various shots of large Nazi rally in Germany during 1930s. Baldur Von Schirach standing in dock at Nuremberg. Swastika on top of Nuremberg Stadium being exploded. Continue Reading
Cockney Woman’s Message to Hitler & Goering [Full Resolution]. Mrs Barker’s house has been bombed in an air raid but this excellent interview shows the defiance of this one particular cockney woman. Continue Reading
B24 Bomber Shot Down – Amazing Footage. Cameras capture the incredible moment when a B24 Bomber plane is hit and crashing in flames.
This plane was nicknamed “Brief”. Serial Number 44-42058. It had taken off from Angaur Airfield, flying on a bombing mission against anti-aircraft installations on Koror, Palau Islands. Whilst over Koror, the B-24 was hit by anti-aircraft fire . The fuselage fell in a flat spiral until it crashed. 10 crew members were on bored. 9 were killed in the crash except the Navigator, 2nd Lt Wallace F. Kaufman. He was captured by the Japanese and executed.
There was a myth surrounding this footage that it was an American bomb striking the wing of the plane. However, a cleaned up version of the film has been analysed and it shows that the wing is struck from the below. So it was not friendly fire.
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