• Short Summary

    Scenes from Warsaw in 1939 showing bomb-damaged buildings and dead bodies together with 1943 Pictures of a Polish Armoured Division on manoeuvres in England.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: WARSAW UNDER FIRE: PHOTOGRAPHED DURING THE SEIGE [SIC] OF WARSAW IN SEPTEMBER 1939.

    POLAND: Warsaw:
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    Caption: The Square Outside the Royal Castle

    Square with monument and castle

    Caption: One of the Main Streets:

    Street with pedestrians and large building at end

    Caption: A Street in the Centre of Warsaw

    Bomb-damaged buildings and smoke

    Caption: The Museum of Industry and Agriculture:
    Bus and cars parked in street / Museum building

    Caption: The Monument to Boguslawski - A pioneer of the Polish Theatre. In the background the National Theatre
    Statue of Boguslawski / Various general views of museum exteriors and people along

    Caption: A street leading to the theatre square
    Street / Window in building / General views of large building (possibly theatre)

    Caption: The Warsaw Town Hall
    General views of Town Hall / Damage to Town Hall / Woman looking at dead body / Newly dug graves in graveyard / Gravediggers digging graves

    Caption: The Polish Foreign Office / A Main Street in Warsaw
    Man walking down street

    Caption: The Hotel Angielski-Napoleon's Headquarters in 1812
    GVs of Hotel Angielski with bomb damage / People along past rubble and debris in streets

    Caption: Hotel Bristol
    People waiting outside hotel including woman with suitcases and dog on top of luggage / Men (wearing suits and hats)

    Caption: The Main Government Building: the Cabinet Office
    Statue of lion (?) with missing head (damaged by bomb) / Government building with damaged roof / Damaged gate and entrance / Pedestrians along (seen through bars of gate)

    Caption: A Fashionable Shopping Centre
    People in street

    Caption: The Polish Home Office
    Polish Home Office building with statue outside / Rubble from bombings in street / Damaged building (block of flats)

    Caption: A Warsaw Square
    People gathered in square ** Poor quality film **

    Caption: The USA Consulate and the Post Office Savings Bank Building
    US Consulate showing bomb damage

    Caption: The Lutheran Church
    Church with severe bomb damage

    Caption: The Chief Telegraph Office
    GV building exterior with broken and missing windows / GVs damaged building and courtyard / Various GVs damaged buildings / Dead body being dug out of rubble / Men on mound of rubble PAN up to damaged building with missing walls / High angle shot of square / Building on fire /

    ENGLAND:
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    Various shots of Polish army lorries and tanks along country road / Tanks being camouflaged as Polish troops put tree branches across / GV country lane and camouflaged tanks / Camouflaged tank /
    Background: Scenes from Warsaw in 1939 showing bomb-damaged buildings and dead bodies together with 1943 Pictures of a Polish Armoured Division on manoeuvres in England.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAED4K1ILQDFYU7LSAZLZW7U6EU
    Media URN:
    VLVAED4K1ILQDFYU7LSAZLZW7U6EU
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1943
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    Poland after four years of war: On fourth anniversary of outbreak of war, Polish government releases pictures of Warsaw's 1939 ordeal. Meanwhile first Polish Armoured Division goes on eve-of-invasion manoeuvres.

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