||The War Years: Britain in World War II
War years (New York, N.Y.) UNAUTHORIZED
||The Week After the Munich Crisis (1:52) -- "Munich Agreement" Cheered (3:13) -- Breach of Munich Peace Agreement (2:35) -- Lightning War Triggers 2ND World War (3:00) -- Evacuation of Children (2:17) -- Joining Powerful French Allies (2:13) -- German Domination at Sea (2:02) -- "Admiral Graf Spee" (1:50) -- Germans Invade Denmark and Norway (3:12) -- Atlee Criticizes War Cabinet (2:06) -- Winston Churchill Becomes Prime Minister (2:36) -- Belgians Welcome Allied Forces (2:21) -- First Speech as Prime Minister (1:50) -- Breach in the French Line (2:16) -- Evacuation at Dunkirk (1:43) -- Rescue by Holiday Steamers (3:53) -- Uncrushable Spirits (1:50) -- "Battle of France" (4:02) -- "Their Finest Hour" (1:43) -- Credits: The Phony War (0:51)
||It is 1938 and Chamberlain goes to Munich to bargain with Hitler for "peace in our time." It was not to be. Instead, Hitler invades Czechoslovakia; Britain introduces conscription as trenches are dug and sandbags appear throughout London. Poland is invaded and Britain declares war. London evacuates its children and the British Expeditionary Force embarks for France. British shipping is being sunk, but this is nevertheless the "Phony War." Blackouts are introduced and traffic accidents double. Churchill replaces Chamberlain. The BEF is routed in France and the disaster of Dunkirk becomes a miracle. De Gaulle flies to London as Paris falls.
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
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|Publisher number||2667s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||2668 Films Media Group|