Berlin,Germany. Views of the Siegessaeule with Victory statue atop in Tiergarten Park. The Berliner Stadtschloss. The Berliner Dom or Berlin Cathedral. Person laying flowers at a 1914 World War I memorial. A man making a telephone call and women working at a telephone switchboard. Police in an open car blow trumpet style horn to get through traffic. Guardsmen control huge crowd as some dignitaries make their way into a building. Newspaper edition in a press, newsstand with many papers and magazines, people getting in and out of a tram. Cafe beside river Spree. Bridge over river Spree. People dancing in a large park. Brief moments of on-location background sound during some scenes.
1914: Kaiser William II inspects his troops in Berlin, Germany. He shakes hands with military officers and greets other officials. The Kaiser's cousin and heir apparent to the Austrian thrown, Archduke Franz Ferdinand trains Teutonic soldiers. The troops on horses march. Officer greets ladies and children in horse carriages. The Kaiser and the Archduke hunt together. The two standing in a forest with their kill.
German army and Freicorps setting up positions as they establish themselves in Berlin during the Kapp Putsch of 1920. Civilians watch as the soldiers go about their activities, setting up machine guns and the like. A line of military trucks, displaying the Empire war flag. Crowd of civilians held back by barrier across the road.
Troops bivouacked near a building, with machine guns on the sidewalk in foreground and a field kitchen in background. The Reichskriegsflagge (Empire War Flag) displayed on the building. German soldiers prepare to operate armored cars. Turret turning on an Austin Armored Car Model 1914, rearmed with German Maxim Machine Guns. Several armored cars depart on patrol. They all display skull and cross bones. Soldiers distribute flyers announcing the monarchistischen Putsch (Monarchist coup). Soldiers eating food from their field kitchen. One displays the words kampfwagen and a skull and cross bones on his sleeve. Soldiers pose atop a wheeled heavy machine gun. View of crowds as seen from a moving vehicle. The Imperial war flag carried in the crowd.
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.
A film titled 'The Big Picture'. Ruined buildings of Nazi Germany. Eagle of Third Reich pulled down. United States Army of occupation marches into city as German population line sidewalks and watch them. Sign on a shop reads 'Gaststatte Schosser'. American soldiers give candy to German children. Nazi leaders,Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and Wilhelm Keitel, in the Nuremberg war crimes trials. German people struggling to rebuild. Americans providing food assistance and feeding German children. Russian troops occupying East Berlin. Russians removing a lathe and other machinery and tools from Germany. A map of Germany and Berlin seen with divided regions as American, British, French and Soviet zones. Children play amidst the desolation and destruction in East Berlin. Kammergericht, Headquarters of the Allied Control Council. American General Joseph T. McNarney. French General Marie Pierre Kœnig (Marie-Pierre Koenig). Soviet General Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov. British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery. Spandau prison guarded by troops of occupying powers. Soviet blockade of West Berlin. Germans plant vegetables in city to survive. The Berlin Airlift operations. U.S. Air Force C-54 in flight bringing supplies to West Berlin. C-97 landing. Unloading relief supplies from airlift aircraft. American C-47s and C-54s in the Berlin Airlift. Soap and milk being loaded on airplanes. German children watch American airlift planes land at Tempelhof Aerodrome, Berlin. Tiny parachute with candy drops from American airplane. Children run to retrieve it. blockade is lifted in 1949 and rebuilding of West Berlin resumes. Trains cross between East and West Berlin. German people cast votes,establishing Federated German Republic, U.S. General Alfred B. Gruenther with Konrad Adenauer,President of the new German Republic. in the West.Workers seen working on construction sites. Soviet oppressed East Germany faces riots. Refugees from East Germany in West Germany.
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.