Film: 1547

Newsreels + Film Magazines | 1940 | Sound | B/W


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Footage focussing on Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his life 1940's

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sitting at his desk. The Lincoln Memorial. Roosevelt sitting in garden with his family. Roosevelt in a little boat greeting with his hat. A man and a young woman in a wheelchair at Warm Spring, behind them a nurse. President Roosevelt in an open-roof car. A huge crowd cheering the election of Roosevelt who appears at a balcony and greets the crowd. An aerial view of the White House in Washington D.C. Roosevelt swearing in as President of the United States in 1932.
The stock market in 1929 at the time of the Wall Street Crash. People jammed in a bank. A flag is hoisted up. Roosevelt sitting on a chair by a fireplace, reading a book, a woman knitting, is sitting opposite to him. Roosevelt in a garden, sitting on a bench. Three children riding horses leave the garden.

A huge crowd cheering Elizabeth II during her visit in the United States just before World War Two. A close-up of Roosevelt. People gathered together to cheer the third election of Roosevelt. The White House. Soldiers parading under the eyes of Roosevelt. Roosevelt on a podium addresses an audience, after pausing for a minute, he starts his speech again. The audience clapping and cheering. Roosevelt keeps on talking.
Ships at sea. Winston Churchill on the deck of a ship. A military band starts playing. Churchill and Roosevelt sitting on two chairs at their first meeting at Newfoundland, sing along with the soldiers (probably a hymn). American ships on fire at Pearl Harbour on December 7, 1941. Huge clouds of black smoke rise up from the half-sunken ships.
Roosevelt sitting at his desk, makes a speech. The President's speech is filmed and recorded by cameramen. American people queuing to get into a polling-station. Harry Truman shaking hands with other people. A close-up of Harry Truman. President Roosevelt on a chair cheered by a little crowd in front of his house.
On the screen two faces of President Roosevelt appear. President Roosevelt behind his desk. Roosevelt sitting in a jeep, at its side Winston Churchill is walking. A close-up of Roosevelt. Roosevelt and Stalin at Yalta. Churchill arrives and shakes his hand with Stalin, then both sit down on a bench on which Roosevelt is sitting.

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