• Short Summary

    Extensive overview of events of "Black August" in Europe including a history of previous invasions such as Austria and Czechoslavakia, construction of the Maginot and Seigfried defensive lines, anti Nazi soundbite, how technology helps build confidence and morale, evacuation drills and continued preparations for war, dog "digging trenches", air raid precauations, Glasgow's preparation for blackout, secrecy surrounding landing of British Intelligence Service plane, Polish refugees arrive by boat, Lockheed produces planes, King George VI of Great Britain at the War Office and Air Ministry, Britain stands resolute during wartime tension.

  • Description

    SLATE INFORMATION: Black August in Europe

    EUROPE:
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    Extensive overview of events of "Black August" in Europe including a history of previous invasions such as Austria and Czechoslavakia, construction of the Maginot and Seigfried defensive lines, anti Nazi soundbite, how technology helps build confidence and morale, evacuation drills and continued preparations for war, dog "digging trenches", air raid precauations, Glasgow's preparation for blackout, secrecy surrounding landing of British Intelligence Service plane, Polish refugees arrive by boat, Lockheed produces planes, King George VI of Great Britain at the War Office and Air Ministry, Britain stands resolute during wartime tension.

    Map of Europe intercut throughout

    POLAND: Danzig:
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    Ships in port, architecture

    CZECHOSLOVAKIA:
    German troops massing near border with Poland in preparation for invasion

    AUSTRIA: Vienna:
    Nazi soldiers marching into Vienna during invasion

    CZECHOSLOVAKIA: Prague:
    German troops marching into Prague (anti-Nazi commentary: 'Devouring jaws of the insatiable Nazi')

    GERMANY:
    INT
    German troops inside tunnel of Siegfried Line defence system, operating controls

    FRANCE:
    Maginot Line fortifications
    French soldiers being transported inside Maginot tunnel, preparing weapons

    ENGLAND: London:
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    Government members leaving Number 10 Downing Street
    Sir Nevile Henderson (British Ambassador to Germany) boarding plane
    Schoolchildren carrying gas masks, preparing for evacuation
    Queen Elizabeth (Wife of King George VI) arriving by car at Buckingham Palace / Air raid shelters for guards outside Palace
    People digging defence trenches - quirky clip of dog digging trench

    SCOTLAND: Glasgow:
    INT
    Blackout preparations for houses and trams

    LOCATION UNKNOWN:
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    People bathing at outdoor swimming pool (lido), enjoying leisure time

    ENGLAND: Heston:
    Alleged members of British intelligence service MI6 getting off plane

    Location unknown:
    Polish refugee children disembarking from boat on arrival
    Newly manufactured RAF Lockheed planes craned onto dock and transported

    London:
    Neville Chamberlain MP (Prime Minister) leaving Number 10 Downing Street for Houses of Parliament
    Prople reading newspapers for War news
    National Service propaganda sign on Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square
    Military Guards at sandbag positions, anti-aircraft artillery gun emplacements
    King George VI visits to War Office and Air Ministry

    WWII, World War II, Second World War

    Background: Extensive overview of events of "Black August" in Europe including a history of previous invasions such as Austria and Czechoslavakia, construction of the Maginot and Seigfried defensive lines, anti Nazi soundbite, how technology helps build confidence and morale, evacuation drills and continued preparations for war, dog "digging trenches", air raid precauations, Glasgow's preparation for blackout, secrecy surrounding landing of British Intelligence Service plane, Polish refugees arrive by boat, Lockheed produces planes, King George VI of Great Britain at the War Office and Air Ministry, Britain stands resolute during wartime tension.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5NTQH6XFX0C72WATW5JZR8CVG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5NTQH6XFX0C72WATW5JZR8CVG
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1939
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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