• Short Summary

    Review of the year 1941 - American version.

  • Description

    Title reads 'News of the Day - Cavalcade of 1941!' - Review of the year 1941 - American version.

    General view of the Capitol. Various shots of the American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt being sworn in for the third term - first ever President to do so. He is taking the oath - natural sound. Various shots of the President Roosevelt taking salute at the inaugural parade through Washington - vast military parade - tanks and troops seen parading.

    Various shots of the London blitz - people in shelters, buildings in flames, firemen at work - night footage. Several shots of Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill and wife Clementine riding in open car though bombed areas of London - crowd cheering. Churchill making speech at Guildhall (natural sound)- threatening to Germans.

    Various shots of the Battle of Britain - air fight, planes shot, British bombers bombing Germany - daytime raid.

    Various shots of the German dictator Adolf Hitler meeting Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in Rome - Mussolini begs Hitler for help in occupying Greece. Several good air shots of Athens with German aircraft flying over it.

    Several shots of Hitler and Field Marshal Hermann Goering in Hitler's operation room. Various shots of the German invasion of Russia - guns fire, planes drop bomb and towns burn. Joseph Stalin at microphone - calling all Russians to defend the country. Queues of Russians waiting to sign on. Mass of Russian men and women digging.

    Various shots of American factories mass producing arms. Various shots of the American military might at training - getting ready for war. Tanks, planes, paratroops etc.

    Various shots of the Atlantic convoy bringing goods to Britain. Nazi submarine attacks the convoy but US destroyers move in and convoy goes through.

    Russians recuperate and take the offensive. Russian planes, guns and troops advancing - many German prisoners seen.

    Several shots of the meeting between US Ambassador to Japan Mr Drew with Japanese Government representative just before the attack on Pearl Harbour. Air to air shot of Japanese bombers with bombs being released - America is attacked.

    US President Roosevelt talking to congress - natural sound. Sequence from the 'We will gain the triumph" speech. Various shots of American signing on - queuing, signing on, taking oath, marching in uniforms. American battleships at sea. Plains form the USA in the air.

    Roosevelt and Churchill seated together during talks.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:39:19:00 / 01:47:51:00
    UN 303 A

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