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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Bull Halsey Press Conference, ca. 1940

World War II - US Navy Admiral William "Bull" Halsey Press conference on the war in Japan
Online
1940
42.

Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Nation's Draft Lottery Held (10/30/1940)

This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, Washington, D.C.: Historic scenes as the first peace-time draft in the U.S. gets underway. Secretary of War Stimson draws out the first number, No. 158, and as President Roosevelt broadcasts a message to the country, America's youth prepares to answer the call to arms! Reel 2, Philadelphia, Pa.: Exclusive pictures of the metal drum used as a draft lottery bowl during the Civil War. It was unearthed along with old recruiting posters.
Online
2010; 1940
43.

Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Allies Fight Fierce Nazi Counter-Blow (12/20/1944)

This Universal newsreel focuses on four topics, as follows. Reel 1, Events within Germany leading to the present "power drive" in the West is shown in captured German newsreels. Theaters are shut down, women are drafted for war work, trolleys tow trucks to save gasoline, robot bombs are launched, and, at the front, the Nazi military carries on despite the appearance of American air fleets. Allied cameras show Yank heavy artillery in action; Nazi prisoners are collared, near St. Nazaire, France; and an exchange of Allied and Nazi prisoners is effected through the American Red Cross. Reel 2, U.S. Army Air Base, Dover, Del.: A P-47 and a P-38 dive at 300 m.p.h. and discharge wing rockets at 600 m.p.h. into a Sherman tank, causing heavy damage. Reel 3, The U.S. Maritime Service needs off [...]
Online
2010; 1944
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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: U-Boat Menace Ended (05/17/1945)

This Universal newsreel focuses on five topics, as follows. Reel 1, With the downfall of Germany, U-boats rise to the surface and proceed to surrender to Allied naval authorities. Reel 2, In Berlin, Air Marshal Tedder, General Spaatz, Marshal Zhukoff and others receive the surrender of General Keitel, Admiral Friedberg, and General Stumpf, which commits Nazi Germany to Allied control and ceases hostilities. Reel 3, Yanks entering the salt mines at Merkers, Germany, are startled to find 100 tons of gold bullion, jewels, silver currency, and priceless paintings--the cached loot of the Nazis. Reel 4, Eminent people, long held in Nazi prison camps, are found at a Villa in the Alps. Reel 5, Aircraft factories near Nagasaki are bombed by B-29s from Guam. From Saipan, a fleet of B-29s pierc [...]
Online
2010; 1945
45.

Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Reconversion Outlook (08/16/1945)

This Universal newsreel focuses on three topics, as follows. Reel 1, John Snyder speaks. Reel 2, Postwar life in Berlin. Reel 3, The dawn of the Atomic Age: the Trinity nuclear test at the White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico.
Online
2010; 1945
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Universal Newsreels [electronic resource]: Nuremberg War Crimes Trials Open (11/29/1945)

This Universal newsreel focuses on the Nuremberg trials. In the historic scene of the trial's opening, chief U.S. prosecutor Robert Jackson speaks and the presiding judge asks each defendant to plead either guilty or not guilty.
Online
2010; 1945
47.

Prelude to War: & the Nazis Strike

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Prelude to war: Recounts the Japanese incursion into Manchuria, the Italian conquest of Ethiopia, and the beginnings of the Nazi takeover in Eastern Europe. The Nazis strike: Documents the relentless advance of Germany's military machine, as Hitler's armies terrorize their victims with blitzkrieg tactics and spread through the Rhineland, Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
48.

The Battle of China: & War Comes to America

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The Battle of China (1944): Depicts Japanese aggression against China during World War II and describes Japan's plans for world conquest. Recalls Chinese development of the compass, printing, astronomy, gunpowder, and porcelain. War comes to America (1945): Briefly reviews the history of the United States and describes the characteristics, habits, and beliefs of the American people. Explains the events from 1931 to 1941 that caused the United States to enter World War II
DVD
2000; 1943
Clemons (Stacks)
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Disarming Sea Mines, 1940

World War II - defusing and destroying a beached sea mine
Online
1940
50.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: US Navy PPY5A, 1940

World War II - US Navy's amphibious version of the Catalina flying boat and Consolidated PPY 5A
Online
1940
51.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Lend-Lease Equipment, 1940

World War II - Lend Lease. US made Lockheed bombers arrive in Great Britain
Online
1940
52.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: French Troops, 1940

World War II - French troops on the front line
Online
1940
53.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: HMS Exeter, 1940

World War II - HMS Exeter returns to England after the Battle of the River Plate
Online
1940
54.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: French Minesweeper, 1940

World War II - At sea with a French Minesweeper
Online
1940
55.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: HMS Ajax and Exeter Honored, 1940

World War II - HMS Ajax & Exeter honored; Graf Spee sinking
Online
1940