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.
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.
FLAG POLE SITTING TAKEN TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL Taking flagpole sitting to a whole new level a stuntman uses his body to swing his "pole" back and forth in the air on top of a towering building. A view of the city streets below shows just how far he could fall. Stunts such as these were popular in the 1930s and subject to increasing levels of insanity as seen here.
BERLIN GREETS OLYMPIANS Before the start of the 1936 Olympics, Berliners greet the arriving American team with waves and salutes. Team members, including a blonde woman and a serious looking black woman, exit a bus. WS shows buses rolling near the Brandburg Gate. National flags fly from flagpoles. A round building sports Olympic decoration.
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