DESTROYERS FOR BASES The Destroyers for Bases Agreement, which provided the British Navy with 50 obsolete destroyers in exchange for land rights on British possessions. Uniformed British sailors march and board a ship; three American destroyers are seen rafted together; British ensign flags are raised on stern flag poles; first one destroyer, then a convoy, is seen at sea.
MILITARY IN QATAR A military fighter plane takes off from a navy war ship. Camera pans the interior of US / British miliitary central command in Qatar. Military commanders speak to reporters about bombing success.
PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
Date: March 21, 2003 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:28:00, With Audio
BRITAIN HOLDS INVASION MANEUVERS Speed and fire-power will count if and when Hitler strikes at England, and British machine-gun battalions pack plenty of both. After checking their vulnerabilities along the coasts, they rush to danger zones in speedy trucks and go into action.
FORMING ATLANTIC CHARTER A naval ship is seen at sea; on the deck of the ship, surrounded by naval officers, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill hands US President Franklin D. Roosevelt a piece of paper; Roosevelt, supported by an American officer, accepts the paper. Seated on deck, Roosevelt and Churchill smile and chat; a large military entourage is seen.
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
FARNBOROUGH BRITISH AIR SHOW The British aircraft industry puts on a spectacular air show at Farnborough where new aircraft are displayed in hopes of overcoming declining foreign sales. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
USS AUGUSTA BIDS KING FAREWELL On board the USS Augusta in Plymouth Harbor, England, King George VI shakes hands with officers on deck and says goodbye. President Truman stands by. Jumpy pan to Navy brass band playing. Various shots of ship's masts with U.S. and royal flags flying. Unusual WW II-era home movie-quality color footag
Date: 1945 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:07:00, No Audio
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