Documentary about events of 1939 - preparations for war and then hostilities break out.
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01:35:04 British and French military officials arrive in Moscow, Russia to meet officers from Soviet Union. VS people drinking and chatting in cocktail bar. People in public house. VS open windows with lights on - pre-black out.
01:36:00 German artillery start firing. VS Blitzkrieg invasion of Poland. Dive bombers and troops on the move. People run for cover in Warsaw (1st September 1939). Bombing.
01:36:59 Journalists. Newspaper headline 'Poland Invaded'. London street scenes. Cabinet Ministers arrive at No 10 Downing Street. King George VI arrive in car. Neville Chamberlain leaves. VS people relaxing in park.
01:38:22 Royal Naval warships leave Dover Harbour. Cross Channel ferries dock bringing home holiday makers. More German tanks roll into Poland.
01:39:13 English countryside scenes. People in garden. People playing tennis. People playing golf. Town and country scenes - sound of Chamberlain's radio broadcast declaring war. VS of London as air raid sirens sound.
01:40:56 End of Part titles.
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