Saracen tilting being revived in Arezzo, Italy. Contestants dressed as ancient warriors in their armor suits and headgears. Contestants ride towards the statue of Saracen with a sling shot in hand as a large number of spectators watch in amazement.
Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany ca.1934. Massed Storm troopers and spectators salute Hitler.An artillery piece is fired. Hitler personally recognizing loyal Storm troopers. Animated map of Asia, showing Japanese occupation of Manchuria, and Italian occupation of Ethiopia. Newspaper headlines describe Britain and France hesitating to support League of Nations oil sanctions against Italy; and U.S. increasing its oil exports to Italy by 600% (ca. 1935). Hitler and Hermann Goering looking pleased in Hitler's private railroad car. Adolf Hitler at a planning table covered with maps. German citizens traveling abroad and Joachim von Ribbentrop visiting London, as ambassador to Great Britain, in 1936. View of Léon Degrelle and his Catholic-fascist, Rexist party in Belgium (ca. 1936). View of Colonel Francois de la Rocque speaking at a Cross of Fire (Croix-de-Feu) party night rally in France.Konrad Henlein,leader of the Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia. Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian National Socialist official, seen in an automobile during a parade. Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, addressing followers and defending Hitler. Street scenes of public disorder attributed to Nazi sympathizers in France and Belgium. Mass meeting of the German American Bund in Madison Square Garden, New York City,1939. U.S. flags and picture of George Washington decorate stage. Fritz Julius Kuhn addresses the gathering and members rough up a protester. Views of heavy industry in Germany, especially steel manufacturing for remilitarization. Persons working at a German concentration camp. Dramatized execution by machine gun. View of Heinrich Himmler. German President Paul von Hindenburg. German national conscription of 1935. German youth training pilots with gliders. German paratroopers, Junkers 52 aircraft, soldiers goosestep, tanks. Ju 87 Stuka plane. German invasion of Rhineland, 1936. Construction of Siegfried Line. Antitank barriers, bunkers, dragons teeth. Hitler visiting Westwall. German military parade.
Benito Mussolini stages Grand Maneuvers, August 1936, in Avellino Province, Italy. Special military review for King Emmanuelle III of Italy. The event was held after Mussolini's invasion of Ethiopia and intended to show the world Italy's military readiness for war. In the clip, various divisions of the military march in review; crowds cheer and Mussolini and King's entourage tour both on foot and on horseback.
Fencing event at Berlin Olympics, Germany. Italian commentator relating details. In another fencing event, Giulio Gaudini from Italy defeats André Gardère of France.
Italian commentator covers Greco-roman wrestling event at Berlin Olympics, Germany. Crowd cheers them on as they continue to wrestle. Last match shown is in the heavyweight division and includes Kurt Hornfischer of Germany versus Aleardo Donati of Italy. Hornfischer wins.
Boxing event at 1936 Berlin Olympics, Germany. Crowd cheers the boxers as they battle it out in the ring. The bantamweight match is between Ulderico Sergo of Italy and Jackie Wilson of the United States. Sergo wins the Gold medal defeating Wilson who takes the Silver medal. Italian commentator covers the match.