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Reel Number: 300100
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1943,1940s
Country: England,Germany,United Kingdom,USA,USSR
TC Begins: 01:00:01
TC Ends: 01:11:00
WWII - 1943, Allied Propaganda, Morale Boosting R1 of 2 Titles. 01:01:18 Montage: steel mill interior; CU workers assembling equipment; CU drop hammer on glowing iron; machinery; smoke from factory chimneys; transport ships in convoy; periscope & view thru; torpedo launched w/ bubbles, ship exploding; planes & airmen release bombs over surfacing submarine, explosions & aftermath. 01:02:11 Montage: Allied Fighting Men - landing troops rushing ashore on beachhead; Russian troops fighting; CU machine gun firing; Nationalist Chinese troops; Australian troops fighting in Pacific jungle; Indian troops; US Army soldiers; British soldiers in landing craft; tanks & troops fighting in desert. Bodies. 01:03:10 Montage: Bombers low over water; in formation from below. 01:03:26 Montage: Aerial of US Capitol & grounds; President Roosevelt at microphones before Congress, SOF: “Hitler & Mussolini, they will understand now the enormity of their miscalculations: that the Nazis would always have the advantage of superior air power as they did when they bombed Warsaw, Rotterdam, and London and Coventry. That superiority has gone - forever. Yes, the Nazis & the Fascists have asked for it - and they are going to get it!” 01:04:07 Int. Sir Stafford Cripps & other VIPs touring British aircraft factory & partially assembled planes; speaks SOF: “The men & women who are working on the assembly lines of British, Russian, Chinese & American factories - these production soldiers know that this is, in truth & reality, a war between the factories. (VO continuing over factory workers) And now in 1943 our production soldiers are moving to the offensive. Giant bombers like these massive Lancasters, are rolling off our production lines. In a war between the factories will now be those who are able to carry the greatest weight of bombs & drop them on the enemy. Thus, and thus alone, will the air power of the United Nations bring that increasing volume of attack against the enemy which will help us bring the war to a happy conclusion.” 01:05:46 Title: Dover, June 1940. Montage: German bombers overhead; air to air & diving. Pilots into British fighter aircraft on ground, taking off. Aerial of German bombers dropping many bombs, explosions, pilot & view of line of exploding bombs w/ heavy smoke. Diving fighters, aerial dogfights, crashes, burning wreckage of Nazi bomber. Salvaging. 01:07:31 Montage: Night bombing, plane spotters, explosions & anti-aircraft firing, fires burning, warehouses, docks & ships, firemen. Rescue searchers thru smoking wreckage. Very good. 01:08:39 Morning, man out of shack, stretches, yawns. Cat in wreckage. Coventry , people fill street walking to work thru debris. Burying dead, row of caskets w/ mourners. 01:09:36 Rows of stacked bombs of various sizes, fuzes inspected. 01:10:06 British Air Marshal Arthur Harris: SOF “Let the Lasses take good note of the western horizon. ...will see a cloud as yet no bigger than a man’s hat. But behind that cloud lies the whole massive power of the United States of America. They sowed the wind & now they are going to reap the whirlwind. There are a lot of people who say that bombing can never win a war; well my answer to that is its never been tried yet & we shall see. Germany clinging more & more desperately to her widespread conquests, and even seeking foolishly for more, will make a most interesting initial experiment. Japan will provide the confirmation.” Army Air Force; 1940s; Destruction; Aircraft Industry; Bomber Harris; Speeches;
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