1920s – 1930s Videos

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Newsreel - 1938 - All nations shaken by war crisis

Newsreel – 1938 – All nations shaken by war crisis

Newsreel – 1938 – All nations shaken by war crisis – “Washington, DC: In the face of a possible new world conflict abroad, Pres. Roosevelt summons his cabinet officers for a conference on the European crisis. (2) Paris, France: Premier Daladier and Foreign Minister Bonnet fly to London, where they and Prime Minister Chamberlain move to exert pressure on Czechoslovakia to grant Hitler’s demands of Sudeten territory annexation. (3) England: Braemer, Scotland, King George cuts short a visit at the colorful Scottish games to rush home for conference with his ‘War’ Cabinet. (4) Germany: Goose-stepping soldiers march toward the Czech border as ‘incidents’ arise to threaten peace. Italy: Mussolini exhorts his followers and declares his nation will side with Germany, war or no war! (5) Russia: The Soviet Republic, ‘key’ factor in the crisis, displays its military might as a warning to the fascist bloc. (6) Czechoslovakia: Between the ‘frying pan’ of British and French pressure, and the ‘fire’ of Nazi aggression, Pres. Benes takes a firm stand against annexation.” scenes include White House, barrage balloons, Mussolini. (some parts silent in this partial newsreel without narration)


Lighter than Air? The History of Airships

Lighter than Air? The History of Airships (Part 2)

This storytelling gem features all the best early airships and tells the story of how airship technology evolved. At one time the Navy envisioned Airships to be aircraft carriers in the sky. Some of the tests shown might surprise you. Yes the Hindenburg crash is featured too!


Lighter than Air? The History of Airships

Lighter than Air? The History of Airships (Part 1)

This storytelling gem features all the best early airships and tells the story of how airship technology evolved. At one time the Navy envisioned Airships to be aircraft carriers in the sky. Some of the tests shown might surprise you. Yes the Hindenburg crash is featured too!






Newsreel - News leading up to WWII

Newsreel – News leading up to WWII

Newsreel – “Washington, DC: In the face of a possible new world conflict abroad, Pres. Roosevelt summons his cabinet officers for a conference on the European crisis. (2) Paris, France: Premier Daladier and Foreign Minister Bonnet fly to London, where they and Prime Minister Chamberlain move to exert pressure on Czechoslovakia to grant Hitler’s demands of Sudeten territory annexation. (3) England: Braemer, Scotland, King George cuts short a visit at the colorful Scottish games to rush home for conference with his ‘War’ Cabinet. (4) Germany: Goose-stepping soldiers march toward the Czech border as ‘incidents’ arise to threaten peace. Italy: Mussolini exorts his followers and declares his nation will side with Germany, war or no war! (5) Russia: The Soviet Republic, ‘key’ factor in the crisis, displays its military might as a warning to the fascist bloc. (6) Czechoslovakia: Between the ‘fying pan’ of British and French pressure, and the ‘fire’ of Nazi aggression, Pres. Benes takes a firm stand against annexation.” scenes include White House, barrage balloons, Mussolini. (some parts silent in this partial newsreel without narration)


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