VISCOUNT RUNCIMAN & WIFE VISIT PRINCE KINSKY Viscount Walter Runciman and his wife are guests at the castle estate of Prince Ulrich Kinsky. The British politician has been sent to negotiate tensions between Czechoslovakia and Germany over annexation of the Sudetenland region.
ROCKEFELLER CENTER COMPLETE Impressive ceremonies mark the completion of the last steel column in the last unit of Rockefeller Center. John D. Rockefeller Jr. gives a speech and drives the silver rivet, while city and civic leaders look on.
Date: November 1, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:43:00, With Audio
WARSAW RESISTS NAZI THRUST ON THE EASTERN FRONT In the midst of unrelenting bombings by seige guns and planes, Polish defenders speedily remove wounded soldiers from battlefields and wrecked buildings, preparing for a final stand. Nurses serve food to the wounded soldiers.rn
U-BOAT VICTIMS ARRIVE IN N.Y. 32 members of the torpedoed British freighter, S.S. Blairlogie, sunk by a Nazi submarine, arrive in New York on the S.S. American Shipper, which rescued them. Hundreds of Americans arrive home on the S.S. President Washington.
NEW JERSEY DIRT TRACK AUTO RACE & ACCIDENT The drivers hit high speeds and fight to keep control of their vehicles on a dirt track at a Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey auto race. One car goes out of control and veers off into the crowd scattering unfortunate fans. It's a dusty sport and the winner savors his triumph while downing a bottle of water.
DUCK HUNTING AT TULE LAKE, CALIFORNIA Huge flocks of ducks gather at Tule Lake, California providing a hunter's dream come true. Many a bird ends up in a gunnysack at the end of the day as the sportsmen's aim proves true.
BATTLESHIP SPEE SUNK IN MONTEVIDEO The German pocket battleship Graf Spee is chased into Montevideo harbor by three British cruisers. She must leave the neutral port or be interned and her Nazi captain chooses to scuttle the Graf rather than let her fall in British hands. Newspaper headlines tell the story.
Date: December 15, 1939 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:49:00, No Audio
CITY SCENES - 1930S A city boulevard, from a distance and a closer view of people on the sidewalk. Good slice of life, 1930s backdrop footage in this case used to illustrate setting of Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping story.
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