Documentary film about events of early months of 1940.
Pathe have rights to clips in Time to Remember programmes but not to commentary or whole programme as screened.
01:06:04 London - VS of heavily sandbagged buildings. Signs telling people to be prepared - The Phoney War. Air Raid Precaution displays, mock ups of bomb damage and crashed enemy planes. The ARP and other Civil Defence forces show their skills.
01:06:45 Buckingham Palace hosts a sewing group. Queen Elizabeth knitting.
01:07:01 People watch a Chimpanzees' tea party and visiting the Zoo. LS Of Palace of Westminster. Voiceover quotes 'In God's name go!". MS of Neville Chamberlain leaving Downing Street. SV of Winston Churchill walking in.
01:07:53 VS of German troops launching Blitzkrieg invasion into Holland France.
01:08:26 Dutch and Belgian troops prepare guns. VS British and French troops cross the Belgian frontier to take up positions. Tanks and guns move forwards. VS of German troops fighting in streets as they invade France. Air to air shots of Stuka dive bombers. Attack on the River Meuse bridges. German troops cross the river in small boats. Various shots of refugees on the move. British troops march past on their way forward. More good shots of Stuka Dive bombers. German troops move through burning town.
01:11:43 French Troops boarding ships in Holland to escape. Refugees are also seen leaving on ships. German planes attack ships. VS of the Dutch Royal Family on board ship as they come to England. VS of Queen Wilhelmina, Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands arriving in Dover.
01:13:05 VS of refugees being cared for in reception centres in England.
01:13:34 End of Part One Titles.
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