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    Documentary film about events of early months of 1940.

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    Reel 3.

    01:14:03 Start of Part Two titles.

    01:14:10 Various scenes in Paris, France - May 1940. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc D' Triomphe. French police check identity papers of people in cafes on the Champs Elysee.

    01:14:42 VS of General Maxime Weygand in Syria.

    01:14:55 More shots of ID checks in Paris. VS of nightclub with can-can dancers.

    01:15:11 French artillery guns fire on the front line. French troops and refugees on the move. VS of Stuka dive bombers attacking road. VS of German troops advancing to cut off Allied units. Tanks and troops crossing fields.

    01:16:40 British Expeditionary Force (BEF) retreating from Belgium. Bren gun carriers moving though damaged town. Soldiers blows up building.

    01:17:12 German troops advance to the Channel ports. VS of devastated Belgian towns. Bombed houses and refugees. Belgian Army surrender.

    01:18:02 Dover Harbour, Kent. VS of small Naval boats gathering in Harbour. They check anti-aircraft machine guns. VS of small boats moving along river - gathering for later need.

    01:18:50 BEF on retreat and Germans on the advance around Dunkirk, France.

    01:19:09 Winston Churchill and others attend Church on Day of Prayer. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive. Massive crowd lines up to go to Church.
    End of Reel 3.

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    01:14:03:00 / 01:19:35:00

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