Speech by King George VI on the outbreak of World War II.
Queen Elizabeth makes a broadcast to the women of the Empire at the start of WWII.
Footage of children being evacuated at outbreak of war and European countries preparing for the war.
Footage of preparations being made in Britain as a result of the outbreak of war.
The Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain inspects troops on the Western Front, France.
Library footage of the main events that shaped 1939.
British politicians hold crisis meeting as situation escalates in Czechoslovakia. Downing Street, London.
Neville Chamberlain flies to Germany discuss the Czech Crisis with Hitler.
As Polish crisis deepens British government holds emergency meeting, whilst France prepares for war.
Various shots of the signing of the Munich Pact.
Images of Great German victory - occupation of Poland (September 1939)
Good story showing how Britain is preparing for the outbreak of war.