HISTORIC MOVIE CLIPS 1939-1945
The following pages aim to bring some of our wartime
history to life using a range of multi-media approaches and tools that are
available to internet. You will be able to hear the actual voices of
veterans as they recollect their participation in signaificant perios of
history, as well as to see or hear clips from wartime archives.
To date there is extremely limited on-line multi-media information as
is reflected here. Watch this space as more information becomes readily available.
Online Archive and Research Databases
Online Living History Page
Living History Sound Clips
Living History Movie Clips
You may need to download Apple Quick
Time in order to view this movie. Click on the graphic below or the
link above to get the Apple Quick Time Viewer.
Historic movie clips
· Search Altavista
· Movie clip trailer Wright
Brothers’ Plane (avi) (Quick
· Movie clip from the Museum of Berkshire aviation Miles Master II film
dated from 1946 in colour
· Movie clip trailer about Adolf Hitler (avi) (Quick Time)(RealVideo)
28K (WPA Film
· · From
Hitler's Home Movies -- Hitler dancing.
60600 K silent .avi OR MPEG format (259 K silent .mpg)
Chamberlain proudly displaying Hitler's autograph (225K silent .mpg)
· Flight over HMS Rodney (5 secs) 320x240 pixels 842k (MPG)
HMS Rodney Home Page
· · Movie clip
trailer from Pearl Harbor
Dec. 7, 1941(avi) (Quick Time)(RealVideo)
· Extracts from the wartime film Operation Pedestal
with clips of Operation
Pedestal the beginning, featuring HMS Eagle, The
Heavy Escort Forms up featuring HMS Formidable, Down
to the Mediterranean featuring HMS Furious.
· Movie clip trailer from Normandy Invasion (avi) (Quick Time)(RealVideo)
A one-minute newsreel sequence showing the liberation of Rennes, France in
1944, including shots of the Allied soldiers marching through town and being
greeted ecstatically by local people.
Available footage includes: The Japanese Fleet approaches Hawaii
as planes fly off carrier decks and flag officers peer out from the bridge. A
jolting montage of combat footage (most of it captured from the Japanese) is
followed by footage of Pearl Harbor after the attack.
Airfields are in ruins and the battleship Arizona
burns while another battleship (probably the Maryland)
steers slowly past it. Several other sunk or damaged ships are seen, including
the battleships West Virginia
multimedia film clips of corsairs by the Whistling
death website. Click on the photos to connect to the website.
· Movie clip trailer from Sounds at the airshow
Naval Aviation movie list
· See the Military Aviation
Internet Movie Database
Created: 3-04-2001, Last Modified 3-06-2005