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Battle of Britain

Film | Accession Number: 2008.311.1 | RG Number: RG-60.4713 | Film ID: 2864

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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Film Title
Universal Newsreel
Genre
Newsreel
Duration
00:02:27
Event Date
August-November 1940
Locale
London, England
Language
English
Genre/Form
Newsreels.
Credit
Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
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