A launch bearing the Russian Imperial Navy ensign, rowed by sailors, transports Kaiser Wilhelm II and his party to a Russian ship at a Baltic Seaport. The Russian royal family, including Czarina Alexandra and her daughters are seen. There is much formal interaction with saluting and such. Russian troops pass in review on a parade ground. The visiting Kaiser and his party depart the Russian ship with fanfare and formality.
Opening scene shows map with principal cities of Danzig, Königsberg, Warsaw, Breslau and the Vistula River and Baltic Sea (Ostsee) among other places shown. Gernan forces forming a defense against Soviets on the Vistula line in the Winter of 1945, during World War 2. German troops are seen in white winter gear manning positions in deep snow. They are seen in midst of high winds and snowstorm. Only a couple of motorcycles move through the storm. Closeups of some of the German soldiers. Scene shifts to a Baltic seaport, where German troops and war materiel are being loaded for transport to the front. Views of German supply convoy underway through ice floes in the Baltic. Glimpse of German sailors on deck in cold weather gear. View from snow covered deck of an accompanying warship of the convoy steaming ahead. At TC:01:09, the German Cruiser Prinz Eugen is seen underway in the Baltic. She carries a an observation aircraft amidship. Next, German warships are seen firing multiple salvos from their naval guns.
U.S. Army General John Joseph Pershing visits Liverpool, England. John Joseph Pershing walks on deck of transport Baltic. He talks to his colleague. He takes off his cap and poses. People on a gangplank. He disembarks with staff from the ship. He inspects honor guard at Liverpool. The transport Baltic underway at sea. John Joseph Pershing with other officers on the deck of the ship. The American flag on a flagpole. Officers salute. John Joseph Pershing is greeted by officers. He walks with other officers while reviewing troops.
The Russian Campaign in the Baltic Sea during World War 2. A map showing locations of the Soviet Union, Finland and Kola. The bow of a vessel advancing at sea. The German cruiser Nurnberg following behind the camera ship. A sailor on the camera warship looking through binoculars. A deck gun on the deck of the German ship. Explosions at the sea in the distance. Light guns aft on the German ship being fired. The Russian vessel is shelled. Several explosions surrounding the vessel. Equipment on the German ship. Smoke rising from the Russian vessel. German Navy officers and sailors watching from the ship deck. Water splashing against the bow of the vessel.
Germany celebrates completion of the widening of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Kanal (aka Kiel Canal) allowing dreadnought warships to navigate directly between the Baltic and North Seas. German Stern view of a German Nassau-class battleship near the canal. Camera pans across the water showing several other large ships and buildings in background. German Naval officers celebrate the completion of the wider canal. Ice forming on the bow of a German warship as it plows through the North sea in Winter. Sheets of ice covering the sides of other warships. German warships forming lines as they practice battle maneuvers. The Crown Prince William and Prince Joachim of Germany along with other young men and women.
German forces evacuating civilians from the Eastern Front during World War 2. Baltic Sea convoy officers assist in the evacuation of German civilians from the eastern front, where they are threatened by advancing Soviet forces. Civilians, mostly women, board a ship. Girls talk aboard and a mother feeds her child on the ship. Convoy of warships escorting transports back to Germany.