SCENES FROM THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN Intense footage depicts debris and ruins after German forces bomb London. As civil defense units train, policemen walk through the streets demonstrating proper use of gask masks.
Date: April 17, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:48:00, No Audio
HEAD OF STOCK MARKET DRAFTED INTO ARMY William McC. Martin, the head of the New York Stock Exchange, is inducted into the U.S. Army. Afterwards, he shakes hands with one of the pages who worked the stock floor, also drafted into the army.
Date: April 17, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:31:00, No Audio
ROOSEVELT WEDDING IN BEVERLY HILLS First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt arrives in Beverly Hills for the wedding of her son Jimmy Roosevelt to Romelle Schneider. The simple ceremonies take place in a friend's home and the bride and groom run to their car as guests throw rice.
Date: April 17, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, No Audio
PARACHUTE TROOPS IN TRAINING A U.S. Army parachute battalion trains near Fort Benning, Georgia. Amazing scenes of soldiers as they jump from transport planes and float through the sky down to safe landings.
Date: April 15, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:03:00, No Audio
FDR OPENS BASEBALL SEASON The United States enjoys one last peacetime spring with the nation's favorite past time. President Roosevelt throws the first ball to open baseball season at the Yankees-Senators game in D.C.
Date: April 15, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:24:00, With Audio
FORD STRIKE REACHES RESOLUTION Labor officials and Ford management reach an agreement after a strike had closed the plant. Footage constrasts the empty, quiet plants with the workers celebrating the re-opening and ends with a scene of Henry Ford being photographed.
Date: April 15, 1941 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:51:00, With Audio
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