OCCUPATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA Hitlers occupation of the rest of Czechoslovakia: formations of bombers are seen in the sky against the silhouettes of buildings; tanks roll through foggy countryside, personnel standing in hatches; armed soldiers goose step on a city street.
WORLD WAR TWO HAS BEGUN World War Two has begun: uniformed soldiers lie on their bellies behind barbed wire, facing a landscape marked by plumes of smoke; artillery is pushed into position by soldiers and the guns are fired; airplanes take off from a runway; the profile of a pilot is seen within an airborne plane; and, an aerial view of the landscape below is seen, plumes of smoke rise from explosions.
OCCUPATION OF PARIS - WWII Uniformed Nazi troops goose step on a side street in Paris watched by crowds of onlookers; a woman wipes her nose with a handkerchief as she looks out of a window; smiling Nazi soldiers run the swastika flag up a flag pole; looking upward from below, soldiers are seen ascending the stairs of the Eiffel Tower.
AUSTRIA - WWII A motorcade moves along a street in Vienna watched by an enormous crowd. Adolph Hitler, standing in an open car, looks up at someone above him, arm raised in a Nazi Salute; Arthur Seyss-Inquart looks down from the balcony he stands on, arm extended in a Nazi Salute. Crowds are seen at night watching an open car containing a soldier carrying a swastika flag, and a man giving the Nazi Salute; members of the crowd return the salute; and uniformed troops march through the crowd.
USS PANAY SINKS - WWII A boat pulls alongside the sinking gunboat U.S.S. Panay; sailors are seen in the process of abandoning ship; injured passengers are assisted onto lifeboats; a heavily laden lifeboat pulls away from the Panay; smoke from the sinking ship is seen.
1940'S NYLON STOCKING GIVEAWAY Images of a post-WWII nylon stocking giveaway. A crowd of men and women running down the middle of a town's street. The crowd gathering as men on a stage throw free stockings into the crowd. A banner on the stage reads, "GIVING AWAY NYLONS." Shot of the smiling, yet frenzied, crowd trying to catch stockings. Includes POV shots of the crowd from the stage.
FIORELLO LA GUARDIA W/ FIREFIGHTERS & DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia standing with New York firefighters. Beautiful photography of water shootinbg in the air from firefighters' hoses. Shot of LaGuardia gazing into the air. LaGuardia with other city officials controlling a large, hydraulic crane used for garbage disposal. Shot of the crane dumping garbage. LaGuardia walking with (then) WWII Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower. LaGuardia riding with Eisenhower in a motorcade. A member of the crowd runs and gives Eisenhower a giant key (to the city).
POST-WWII AMERICAN LIFE Images of post-WWII life for the war's veterans. POV shot from a moving vehicle of an enormous, mass-produced, steel housing project, which was built in the post-WWII housing boom. Men and children moving their belongings into a steel house. Men and women hanging laundry. A child tied to a rope in front of a steel house. Young college students walking on campus. Students meeting their wives and children, who are waiting for them on the grass. Couples pushing baby carts on campus. A family entering a steel trailer.
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