Review Of The Year 1940 (1940)

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    Full title reads: "REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1940". Various shots of sinking of the German battleship Graf Spee off Montevideo and the scuttling of the liner Columbus. Various shots (some close up shots) of the crews of the ships involved in this victory - Ajax and Exeter. Various shots of the luncheon at Guildhall for the conquerors of the Graf Spee. Prime Minister Mr Winston Churchill is seen addressing the gathering. Various shots of the German ship Altmark in Josing Fjord after 300 British soldiers imprisoned by Germans were liberated. Men taken from Altmark talking to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Mother) in London. Various shots of King and Queen visiting Clydeside while touring Scotland, huge crowds around cheering. Various shots of the largest vessel in the world, "Queen Elizabeth", docking in New York harbour after very dramatic secret voyage. Various shots of the Grand National horse race at Aintree. The winner is Bogskar. Various shots of naval battle of Narvik, Norway. Various shots of Dunkirk evacuation. Various shots of the men onboard ships, they change clothes, put on shoes, etc. Various shots of General Charles de Gaulle laying a wreath at Cenotaph in London. He has become the leader of the free French Forces. Various shots of the shell and air attack on British ships in the English Channel. Various shots of the night raids on London. Terrible damage caused by the air raids - St. Paul's, Tower, Buckingham Palace are all damaged along with other houses and residential areas. Ground to air shots of Battle of Britain - air fight. Several shots of the wreckage of German aircraft. Close up shots of the bomber pilots being interviewed after returning from Berlin air raid (natural sound). Close up shot of Sergeant Hannah, the youngest V.C. (Victoria Cross) in the forces. Various shots of the American destroyers leaving home for England. Various shots of the Greek troops after being attacked by Germany. Several shots of Franklin Delano Roosevelt after winning Presidential elections in America. Various shots of the British evacuee children arriving in Dominions. Wrecked Italian fighter plane and captured Italian airman. Various shots of the ruins of Coventry Cathedral and the city after air raid. Several shots of the King's visit to Coventry. Various shots of people in shelters at underground stations during raids on London. Various shots of the RAF pilots. Close up shots of fighter pilots of R.A.F. Various shots of the British forces in Egypt - desert, camels etc. Propaganda montage optical title showing all the people involved in winning the war superimposed one on another. (Combined Neg.) 90,000 historic films, all SEARCHABLE on YouTube at: Join us on Facebook at: Tweet us @britishpathe FILM ID:1065.16
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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