Footage of preparations being made in Britain for outbreak of war.
The German Naval bombardment of Danzig and the advance into Warsaw. Includes footage of the surrender of Warsaw.
German footage of Air Raid drills in Rome and shelling, and eventual surrender, of Warsaw.
Images of Great German victory - occupation of Poland (September 1939)
First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Church gives speech on first ten weeks of the war.
Neutral merchant ships remain in Swedish docks due to threat of U-boat attack, Sweden.
Royal Air Force fly out to drop leaflets over Poland.
Paris prepares for war with air raid drills, sand bagging and evacuating children to the country.
Footage of children being evacuated at outbreak of war and European countries preparing for the war.
September 1939 - start of the war.
Cut story of French preparations for the war.