Scene of boats docked on the Thames River with Houses of Parliament in the background, in England. Scenes related to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's trip, September 15-16, 1938. to meet Adolf Hitler, at Berchtesgarden,Germany. Chamberlain steps from an airplane. Neville Chamberlain, on September 16, 1938, after returning from Bertchtesgarden. He is seen making his way through a crowd at Heston Airport in London, England, where he speaks into a microphone. Scenes from September 15, 1938, before leaving to meet German Chancellor Adolf Hitler,in Berchtesgarden. Crowds gather on top of the airport building. Cameramen record the event. Police officers and officials stand about waiting for Chamberiain to depart. A British Airways aircraft lands and taxis in at Heston Airport. German Charge d'Affaires, Herr Kordt, Lord Halifax and Prime Minister Chamberlain talk with each other. Chamberlain cuts open a letter, from the King, and reads it, privately. Chamberlain makes a speech , surrounded by microphones, as photographers take pictures. Chamberlain poses beside the airplane. Lord Halifax joins him. Chamberlain doffs his hat and looks about to enter the aircraft.
German General Albert Kesselring and two aides enter the terrace of the Berchtesgadener Hof hotel in Berchtesgaden, Germany, where U.S. General Maxwell D. Taylor had arranged for them to stay following surrender at the end of World War 2, in Europe. They sit together at a table and review documents. Also in Berchtesgaden. U.S. Army General Maxwell D. Taylor and Colonel Ned D. Moore of the 101st Airborne Division leave a building with a 101st Airborne emblem on the doorway, and meet Colonel Charles H. Chase. (WWII. WW2)
Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering with a map discuss their mission of Europe conquest, at Hitler's house in Berchtesgarten, Germany. German planes take off in numbers and bomb England during World War 2. British plane spotters in office. Danger alarm rings and anti aircraft guns in alert position. Civilians sleep on subways of London. German pilots in planes bomb British cities. Destruction in London by blitz bombing during Battle of Britain. Firemen fight fires in buildings. High mast lights and anti aircraft guns on alert for German Luftwaffe bombers. Civilians, ladies and infants sleep in underground subways during blitzkrieg.
U.S. Army Captain Harry Anderson sits at a desk in Berchtesgaden, Germany just after end of World War II in Europe. Walther Andreas Hofer, Art Director for Hermann Goering, brings in some papers found in a freight car. Anderson, who has been cataloging Nazi stolen art in Goering's collection, holds a receipt from Dr Galerie W A Luz. Goring's solid gold blotter and ink stand set on Anderson's desk. A painting in the background on the ground, leaning against a wall. Scene changes to town: Street sign: "Berchtesgaden Postamt" (Post office). German people wait in line outside a food shop. Sign reads "Off Limits - This building is not to be entered or used for any Military Purpose." German citizens wait in line at the food shop.
Nazi soldiers at attention with guns drawn in Berlin during World War 2. U.S. soldiers on watch from damaged Berlin building. Man watching Berlin wall with binoculars while sitting in car. Pan American passenger airplane in flight after the war. Pan American passenger reading Time and other magazines. Aerial view of Berlin early 1960s. Pan American plane landing at Tempelhof Airport. Pan American passengers descending to tarmac under sign that reads, "Today Pan American has completed 93153 Transatlantic Crossings" Brandenburg Gate early 1960s. Drive through Brandenburg Gate in the 1920s. Drive through Berlin in the 1920s. Tourist bus flying American flag departs in Berlin 1920s. Berlin University 1920s. Early Nazis driving in Berlin streets. Hitler saluting parade. Hitler addressing Germans. Berlin in ruins Spring 1945 as tanks pass in front of Brandenburg Gate. Old starving woman walks on streets of Berlin amist ruins in 1945. Ruins of Berlin include Reichstag Building during 1945 battle. Women and children emerging from underground Berlin bunker in 1945, to a scene of devastation and rubble in the city. Ground view of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche or Gedächtniskirche). Interior of ruined Reichstag Building. Potsdam Conference 1945, Map of WWII Europe. Berlin map, including official Berlin map with signatures showing Zones of Occupation. Germany allied control authority gathering including American, British, and Soviet representatives. French, American, Soviet flags in Germany. Rebuilding of Berlin mostly by women clearing rubble, using shovels, wheelbarrows and cleaning old bricks for reuse. Over crowded train in Germany post-WWII filled with civilian refugees abandoning the cities and heading to the countryside of Germany to resettle.
United States Ski Patrol School at Berchtesgarden, Germany. United States officer and German instructor talk to a group of skiers. Instructor demonstrates how to assemble an Ahkio.