ON THE WAR FRONT- ENGLAND The British submarine "Ursula" returns after sinking a Nazi cruiser near Wilhelmshaven. The first division of Canadian troops arrive in England. Later they are reviewed by Hore-Belisha, since ousted as war secretary.
Date: January 17, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:09:00, No Audio
ON THE WAR FRONT- FRANCE French gunners shell the Nazi lines with huge 16-inch railway rifles. The Duchess of Windsor "does her bit" by establishing a package-forwarding agency to send parcels to the troops. Eighteen-hundred women and girls work in plane factories, turning out high-speed bombing planes.
Date: January 17, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:19:00, No Audio
POPE AND KING EXCHANGE VISITS- 1940 Scenes of impressive religious splendor as Pope Pius XII and King Victor Emanuel of Italy exchange visits. Epochal ceremonies signifying closer relations between Church and State in the work for Peace during WWII.
Date: January 17, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:45:00, No Audio
1940 WORLD'S PISTOL CHAMP IS A GIRL! Gloria Jacobs, a 17-year-old high school student, demonstrates the amazing shooting ability which earned her the world's championship title. She shoots a "299" out of a possible "300."
Date: January 15, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:43:00, No Audio
BOB SLED RACE- LAKE PLACID, NY Bob-sledders roar down the dangerous Mt. Von Hoevenberg run in the A.A.U. Junior championships in Lake Placid, NY. The four and two-man teams take the icy turns at 90 M.P.H.
Date: January 15, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:49:00, No Audio
LONG SHOT WINS HORSE RACE A record crowd of 20,000 horse racing fans in Woodland, California, watch as Maetall, a 19-to-l, shot come from behind to nose out the favorites and annex the $6,740 Hialeah Park Inaugural.
Date: January 15, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:47:00, No Audio
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