History in Videos: 1940s – Archival Footage

Stock Footage of the 1940s shaped by the war theatres of the Second World War: Video clips of the "Blitz" battles in Poland and France, the Battle of Britain and the German attack on Russia. Russian documentaries about the fight at Moscow, the battle of Stalingrad. Color Footage of the D-Day in the Normandie. The horrible film documents about the Nazi concentration camps. This all ended in a completly destroied Europe which than had to been rebuild.
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Invention / Trash & Style / 1950-1959

Berlin / Germany / 1945

Aerial Defense Cannon / Bomber / England / 1939-1944

Bizarre / Trash & Style / 1950-1959

Unusual Occupations / 1942

Liberation of Paris / Victory Celebration

Liberation of Paris / Victory Celebration

Carnival / Germany / 1950

Washington / USA / 1949

Vehicle / Invention / Germany / 1950

Liberation of Paris / Victory Celebration

Washington / USA / 1949

Berlin / Germany / 1945

Radio Operator / Enigma Machine / Wehrmacht / 1942

Economy Miracle / 1950-1959 / Germany

Destruction / Abbey of Monte Cassino / Italy / 1944

Berlin / Germany / 1945

Berlin / Germany / 1945

Munich / Germany / 1945

Adolescent / Leisure Time / Germany / 1944

Radio Operator / Enigma Machine / Wehrmacht / 1942

German Occupation / Vinnytsia / Ukraine / 1942

Broadway / New York City / 1941

Speaking of Animals / They're Not So Dumb / 1947

Broadway / New York City / 1941

People / Orchestra / Arosa / 1930-1940

Unusual Occupations / 1944

Eiffel Tower / Jubilee / Paris / 1889 - 1959

Explosion / Aftermath / 1949 - 1950

German Navy / Submarine / Atlantic Ocean

City / Frankfurt am Main / Germany / 1948-1953

Family / Christmas / USA / 1946

Economy Miracle / 1950-1959 / Germany

Forced Laborer / Ukraine / 1942

Unusual Occupations / 1943

Europe / Second World War

Prisoner / Headline / England / 1940-1944

Building / Florence / Italy / 1939-1940

Europe / Map / Battle of Britain / 1940-1941

Market / Vinnytsia / Ukraine / 1942

Unusual Occupations / USA / 1947

Bomber / Consolidated B-24 / American Army / 1940-1944

Schweinfurt / Germany / 1945

Desert / Caravan / Morocco / 1950-1959

African Ethnicity / Parade / France / 1940-1945

Invention / Trash & Style / 1950-1959

Reichssportfeld / Berlin / 1944

People / Leisure Time / Bavaria / 1935-1940

Farmer / Agricultural Activity / Germany / 1938 - 1945

Hermann Göring / 1945

Popular Science / 1947

Canada / Navigation / Sailor / 1950

Wehrmacht / Second World War / France

City / Hungary / 1942

Liberation of Paris / G.I. / Greeting

Adolescent / Leisure Time / Germany / 1944

Market / Vinnytsia / Ukraine / 1942

Prisoner / Second World War / France / 1944

Adolescent / Leisure Time / Germany / 1944

Speaking of Animals / In Love / 1947

Forced Laborer / Ukraine / 1942

Building / Second World War / France / 1939-1944

Adolescent / Leisure Time / Germany / 1944

D-Day / Allied Soldier / Southampton / 1944

Bomber / Warplane / Hamburg / 1940-1944

Aerial Defense Cannon / Bomber / France

People / Canada / Communication Device

National Socialism / War / Germany

Canada / Second World War / Equipment / 1940-1942

Cannon / Aerial Defense Cannon / Valletta / 1943

Village / Ukraine / 1942

Carnival / Germany / 1950

Adolescent / Couple / Kissing / 1944

Winter / Wehrmacht / Eastern Front / Second World War / 1942

Aerial Defense Cannon / Bomber / England / 1939-1944

Prisoner of War / Working / Ukraine / 1942

Liberation of Paris / G.I. / Greeting

Lancaster / Bomber / England / 1939-1944

Field Kitchen / Mid Europe / 1945

German Soldier / War Cemetery / France / 1941

German Occupation / Paris / France / 1944

Unusual Occupations / 1944

Invention / Trash & Style / 1950-1959

Explosion / Aftermath / 1949 - 1950

Liberation of Paris / Destruction

Unusual Occupations / USA / 1945

Wannsee / Germany / 1940

Illuminated Advertising / Times Square / New York City / 1941

Unusual Occupations / USA / 1945

George VI of England / Elizabeth of England / Northern Ireland

Illuminated Advertising / Times Square / New York City / 1941

Speech / Aerial Defense Cannon / England / 1940-1941

Illuminated Advertising / Times Square / New York City / 1941

Operation / Military Hospital / France / 1943

Sports / 1950-1959

Coast / Destroyer / Europe / 1940-1941

Supermarine Spitfire / German Air Force / Germany / 1939-1944

Battleship / Bomber / England / 1944

War Damage / Austria / 1945

People / Canada / Second World War / 1939-1949
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