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World War II, 1940 - 1942
World War II, 1940 - 1942

Nazi blitzkrieg through western Europe. Battle of Dunkirk and evacuation. Fall of France. Battle of Britain and London blitz. British defeat Italians in North Africa. Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. American mobilization and munitions factories.

President Franklin Roosevelt, USA, 1933 - 1945
President Franklin Roosevelt, USA, 1933 - 1945

Newsreel from April of 1945 looking back on the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt

Truman Honored With Canadians, Signs European Recovery Program, Marshall Plan USA, 1940s
Truman Honored With Canadians, Signs European Recovery Program, Marshall Plan USA, 1940s

President Truman honour ceremony in Canada. Truman signs Marshall Plan. Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative passed in 1948 for foreign aid to Western Europe. The United States transferred over $15 billion (equivalent to $130 billion in 2019) in economic recovery programs to Western European economies after the end of World War II.

Atlantic Pact Signed By President Harry Truman, USA, 1940s
Atlantic Pact Signed By President Harry Truman, USA, 1940s

The North Atlantic Treaty, also referred to as the Washington Treaty, is the treaty that forms the legal basis of, and is implemented by, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The treaty was signed in Washington, D.C. on 4 April 1949.

Berlin Blockade and Airlift, Germany, 1940s
Berlin Blockade and Airlift, Germany, 1940s

Berlin Blockade and Airlift, Germany, 1948

Hunting Dogs, USA, 1940s
Hunting Dogs, USA, 1940s

Hunting Dogs, USA, 1940s, 16mm

Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, And Your Banjo Can Sing, USA, 1940s
Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, And Your Banjo Can Sing, USA, 1940s

Presents the origin of the banjo, the development of southern folk music and its influence upon Americans. Pete Seeger plays his banjo and narrates the story. The only existing footage to capture Woodie Guthrie, this film stars Pete Seeger.

National Rifle Association, Gun Safety, USA, 1940s
National Rifle Association, Gun Safety, USA, 1940s

Produced for the National Rifle Association. Careless Harry learns about gun safety. 16mm

Denmark, 1940s
Denmark, 1940s

Denmark, 1940s, 16mm. Travel film explores Demark - farming, housing, education, historic place, people at leisure, Copenhagen

Women Serving in World War II, Working in Factories, USA, 1940s
Women Serving in World War II, Working in Factories, USA, 1940s

Women Serving in World War II, Working in Factories, USA, 1940s (HD)