Anachronistic mixture of scenes from Germany, circa 1935, Italy, circa 1915, and World War 2. Opening sequence shows Waffen SS troops goosestepping on parade in Nuremberg,Bavaria, circa 1935. Then a scene is inserted of Italian Generalissimo Luigi Cadorna, Chief of Staff, Italian Army, in World War 1, who salutes while reviewing troops. This is followed by scenes of grim-faced civilians watching German forces occupy their countries in World War II. Finally a radio tower and antenna are shown.
Statue of Karl Marx on his grave stone in Highgate Cemetery, London. A picture of Karl Marx. Scenes in the Soviet Union. Soviet soldiers walking slowly in loose formation. Bolsheviks standing with a large banner. Damaged shops on a street. "One way" street signs in several languages. Large gathering of people carrying signs reading: "Frieden" (Peace, in German). A sign reading: "HALT, Landesgrenze" marking a German provincial boundary. A sign in German, designating the customs border at Furth im Wald, Bavaria ("Zollgrenz-Bezirk, Furth i.Wald"). East German border guards setting obstacles and sentry paths. Picture of Günter Litfin, a twenty-four-year-old tailor, who swam across the Spree Canal to West Germany on 24 August 1961. View of him being fatally shot from across the border, by East German guards, as he is being pulled into West Germany (the first such fatality at the East West German border). Animated map of the world with label references to Berlin,1961; Havana, 1959; Budapest, 1956; Coyoacan, 1940; and Kronstadt, 1921.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun in Bavaria, where a feature film (Der Laufende Berg) is being made during World War II. She created the slate for her own home movie, with the same title, and containing illustration of fir trees running down a mountain. (The feature film was released in March, 1941.) This personal movie shows snow covered mountains and scenery much like that seen in the feature film. Eva Braun is seen seated with Hanni Morell in chairs as they smile. Other persons are seen including one on skis.
A Nazi SS officer plays with a small girl on the terrace of the Berfhof, Obersaltzberg, Bavaria.. The little girl shows Adolf Hitler her new shoes. Hitler shakes hands with the girl and they stroll in the garden together.. Eva Braun, Hitler's companion, plays with a rabbit as she holds it in her arms. Hitler with another child, child holds a handbag. A military officer gives another bag to the child. The child gives the bag to Hitler.
Adolf Hitler with puppies on terrace of his residence, Berghof in Bavaria. He meets and speaks with an SS Gruppen Fuhrer.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun at Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany. Eva Braun's family members in trachten clothing at a table. Three men drag a girl towards the lake. They carry her into the lake. A view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Sail boats underway in the lake. Eva Braun wearing a scarf aboard a boat.