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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 10
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Summary: The Evacuation Of Dunkerque
Story No: X03823
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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The Evacuation Of Dunkerque

The Belgian surrender forces the British and French troops in Belgium to retreat to Dunkerque, on the northern coast of France. As British Spitfire fighter planes wage air battles with German dive bombers overhead, British ships and boats of every description, many of them civilian, arrive to rescue the troops. Equipement is abandoned on the beach, but 350.000 troops are evacuated to England to fight again. The operation has been called one of the world's greatest military feats.

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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 7
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Summary: World War II: The Beginning, "The Phony War"
Story No: X03820
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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World War II: The Beginning

On September 1, 1939, Hitler invades Poland. Two days later Britain and France, bound by treaty to Poland, declare war on Germany. It is the Allies' introduction to a new kind of warfare, the blitzkrieg or lightening war, in which German forces strike so swiftly that they conquer Poland in four weeks. Warshaw is devastated in a 21-day siege by the Luftwaffe, Germany's crack airforce. Poland surrenders and becomes the first of Hitler's slave populations.

"The Phony War"

The first 7 months after the official outbreak of World War II are dubbed "The Phony War" by the press. The action is limited to the seas. On the North Atlantic ships are sunk and lives are lost. But there are no land battles. The Germans call it a sitzkrieg or sitting war because their troops sit behind the Siegfried Line while the French sit behind their Maginot Line, the underground fortification considered impregnable to any German invasion.

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Locations: Poland, Germany, Eastern Europe, Europe, Western Europe
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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 4
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Summary: Italy: Reaching Into Africa, Germany: Reaching Into Europe
Story No: X03817
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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Italy: Reaching Into Africa

In October, 1935, Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy targets Ethiopia as a new territory and source of raw materials and launches an invasion. Ethiopia's Emperor Haile Selassie mobilizes his troops, but the primitive tribesmen, armed only with spears and ancient rifles are no match for the highly mechanized Italien army. In less than 2 years the war is over, and Ethiopia is claimed as Italian territory.

Germany: Reaching Into Europe

By 1938, Adolf Hitler has become supreme dictator of Germany. In defiance of the Versaille Treaty of World War I, he has established compulsory military service, converted Germany's industries for war and reoccupied the demilitarized Rhineland zone. Germany is now a first-rank military power. On March 13, Hitler takes his first step toward world conquest by annexing his native Austria.

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Locations: Italy, Germany, Ethiopia, Africa, Europe, Western Europe, East Africa
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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 14
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Summary: France Crumbles (D)
Story No: X03827
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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France Crumbles

In June 5, 1940, Germany launches a land and air offensive against France. Children are evacuated from Paris. Anticipating the spoils, Mussolini declares Italy officially in the war on June 10. Four days later, Nazi troops enter Paris and stage a triumphal parade up the Champs Elysees. Following Hitler's strategy, German troops are now in a position to attack the Maginot Line - from the rear. They take it easily, and France falls.

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Locations: France, Paris, Western Europe, Europe
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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 15
Title:
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Summary: France Crumbles (E)
Story No: X03828
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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France Crumbles

In June 5, 1940, Germany launches a land and air offensive against France. Children are evacuated from Paris. Anticipating the spoils, Mussolini declares Italy officially in the war on June 10. Four days later, Nazi troops enter Paris and stage a triumphal parade up the Champs Elysees. Following Hitler's strategy, German troops are now in a position to attack the Maginot Line - from the rear. They take it easily, and France falls.

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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 13
Title:
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Summary: France Crumbles (C)
Story No: X03826
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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France Crumbles

In June 5, 1940, Germany launches a land and air offensive against France. Children are evacuated from Paris. Anticipating the spoils, Mussolini declares Italy officially in the war on June 10. Four days later, Nazi troops enter Paris and stage a triumphal parade up the Champs Elysees. Following Hitler's strategy, German troops are now in a position to attack the Maginot Line - from the rear. They take it easily, and France falls.

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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 9
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Summary: Belgium Falls
Story No: X03822
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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Belgium Falls

Eighteen days after the conquest of Holland, Germany invades Belgium, wreaking destruction on its cities and towns trough bombing that send refugees fleeing blindly from the ruins. Brussels is declared an open city and the Nazi forces move in. Belgium is doomed and King Leopold capitulates on May 28, 1940.

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Locations: Belgium, Western Europe, Europe
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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 6
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Summary: Hitler's Response: The Folly Of Appeasement, Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact
Story No: X03819
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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Hitler's Response: The Folly Of Appeasement

Discarding the Munich Pact, Hitler and Mussolini pursue their course of aggression. Germany marches into Prague and occupies Czechoslovakia, Italy moves into Albania. Then, mocking the appeal made by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on April 14, 1938, for a 10-year guarantee of peace, Hitler addresses the Reichstag and announces the long list of countries he intends to conquer.

Soviet-German Non-Aggression Pact

On August 23, 1939, Hitler brings together Premier Molotov of the U.S.S.R and Von Ribbentrop of Germany to sign a Russo-German friendship treaty. It is a remarkable move, since Hitler has attributed his actions in Europe to date to a major crusade against Communism.

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Locations: Germany, Western Europe, Europe
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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 1
Title:
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Summary: The US Entry Into World War II (A)
Story No: X03814
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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The US Entry Into World War II

On December 7, 1941, Japanese planes bomb the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, destroying large numbers of ships and planes and leaving a scene of damage and devastation.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delives a speech to Congress announcing Japan's surprise attack. Branding December 7, 1941, as "a date which will live in infamy" he asks Congress to declare war against Japan.

The United States would now enter a war that had actually been 10 years in the making, during which time dictators in several countries of the world sought to enlarge their empires through conquest of other nations.

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Subjects: War and Unrest, Government bodies, Government and Politics, Legislative branch, General News
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The War Years 1931-1941 Clipreel: Part 12
Title:
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Summary: France Crumbles (B)
Story No: X03825
Source: Universal Archives
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Date: 12/31/1941 12:00 AM
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France Crumbles

In June 5, 1940, Germany launches a land and air offensive against France. Children are evacuated from Paris. Anticipating the spoils, Mussolini declares Italy officially in the war on June 10. Four days later, Nazi troops enter Paris and stage a triumphal parade up the Champs Elysees. Following Hitler's strategy, German troops are now in a position to attack the Maginot Line - from the rear. They take it easily, and France falls.

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Locations: France, Paris, Western Europe, Europe
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