Battle of Britain
- Film Title
- Universal Newsreel
- Event Date
- August-November 1940
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Title: Yesterday's Big Story. Footage from the Battle of Britain, which began August 8, 1940, with pro-British, pro-Churchill narration. Stukas bomb supply convoys but are in turn shot down by shore batteries. Fires caused by bombs rage in London. Children are evacuated from London. Civilians reinforce buildings with sandbags. Panning aerial shot of the Great Fire of London, sometime between September and November, 1940. Churchill tours the devastation. Cheering Londoners.
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