Germans streaming into the first Berlin Olympic Stadium (Deutsches Stadion) to attend a Nazi party rally. A Sturmabteilung (SA) band giving a concert. The band marches and plays. SA athletes display their prowess, running in formation around the stadium track; performing synchronized calisthenics; and running to form a giant swastika in the field. The rally continues into the night, with torchlight activities watched by Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, from a balcony.
Berlin, Germany at night. Views of International Congress Centre tower, night view of streets. Large poster at theatre advertising the film Die Herrin Von Atlantis (The Mistress of Atlantis) with Brigitte Helm (released in Berlin in September 1932). Many lit nighttime signs and buildings including Cafe Am Zoo, Automat, Michels, Capitol theatre showing a film starring Elisabeth Berger and Rudolf Forster and directed by Paul Czinner (Possibly Dreaming Lips or Melo -- both released in 1932). Platz Hermann Tietz. Wintergarten theatre and show girls dancing inside. Fireworks show over water. German band playing brass instruments with some band members sitting on top of the shoulders of others. Beer taps filling beer steins. People drinking liquor, smoking and dancing in groups at various locations. Female bartender wearing hat "Haus Waterland" mixes drink while dancing side to side. A man and a chef share a sausage on a platter. Brief moments of on-location background sounds during some scenes.
Several pigeons gathered on a square. Building in the background. A man sits on steps of building, smoking a pipe. Old women sit and talk. Horse eats from feed bag while driver of the carriage (one in a line) dozes waiting for a passenger. A man riding in an open carriage lights his cigar in the wind. He wears a hat with decorative brush in hatband. Traffic passes by. A view of the Victory Column (Siegessäule) in Königsplatz A man talks on a telephone. Woman works at telephone switchboard. Mail sacks emptied and piled on tables, and then each mail piece is rapidly hand stamped. Policemen ride in open car through heavy traffic, while one of them blows on a trumpet or horn. Policeman arrests a man, holding him by the collar. Pigeons fly by the Berlin Cathedral. Newspapers and magazines on street corner (including The American "Saturday Evening Post" with cover partially visible from September 1932 edition).
Nazi leaders in the dock at Nuremberg trials, including Hermann Goering; Rudolf Hess; Joachim von Ribbentrop; Alfred Jodl; and others. American prosecutor addressing the court. Image Adolf Hitler overlayed by quote from his book, "Mein Kampf." Views of the brawling streets of Munich during the 1920s. Hitler posing with political associates. A Nazi rally with storm troopers AKA Sturmabteilung (SA). A sign displaying swastika in window of a building identifying it as offices of the N.S.D.A.P.(Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) National Socialist German Workers' Party. Joseph Goebbels in the office, on the telephone. Storm trooper marching band on parade. Goebbels haranging a crowd. Storm troopers marching on parade and receiving Nazi salutes. Marching storm troopers led by Ernst Rohm. Hitler mingling with the Storm Troopers. Contingent of goose-stepping Storm Troopers. Hitler haranging a crowd. Unrest in streets. A 1932 newspaper headline reports rumor of a Storm trooper march to Berlin. Nazi Storm troopers set up a machine gun on a sidewalk. Newspaper of January 30, 1933 reports Hitler appointed Reichskanzler (Reich Chancellor) and Goering made Minister of the Interior. Hitler, Goering and others gathered. Torchlight parade and Hitler saluting from a window. Scene of a Nazi public book-burning.
View of the Tempelhof airfield. One of Reinhold Tiling's recoverable rockets is fired and rises high above the field. As its fuel is exhausted, it levels off and begins to glide down to earth on its extended fin-wings. Tiling, his assistant Angela Buddenboehmer, and his mechanic Friedrich Kuhr, examine and pick up the recovered rocket as official observers gather around them. Tiling and his team pose, with the revovered rocket, for cameramen and reporters, Closeup of the rocket as Tiling touches the expended fuel cylinder. They then unfold fins and Tiling explains their function to reporters. Tiling and his team carefully raise another rocket on its launch frame at a different location, on sand dunes.Angela Buddenboehmer sits on the sand with the launch control as Tiling gives her the signal to close the circuit. The rocket fires and rises rapidly until its fuel burns out, when it begins to glide down on its wings.
Hermann Oberth performing a burn test on an Oxygen-alcohol fueled "Repulsor" rocket motor. Diagram of the 1 liter "Repulsor"motor and view of the actual motor, with electrodes atop it. The rocke motor on the ground. Hermann Oberth standing near an air-cooled rocket motor. External view of a combustion chamber of light metal, for 25kg of thrust. A view of interior is superimposed on it. A cutaway model is held in man's hand. He shows paths of fuel flow to combustion chamber and exhaust port. Hermann Oberth with his hand on the the actual rocket engine, as they prepare to fuel it with ethyl alcohol and liquid oxygen, at the Berlin Rocket field, in April 1932. The fuel cylinders are seen and vapors rise as they fuel the motor.. Using his hand, Oberth traces the paths of the oxygen and alcohol into the motor body, and the combustion exhaust path. The team steps back as Oberth pours alcohol into one side of the motor. The team steps back quickly and climbs stairs up a hill overlooking the test stand, where several other people await them. At the control site, they close the ignition circuit to the motor. Fumes flow down and flames flare up, but the rocket sustains a controlled burn fairly well, in spite of occasional flareups, and creates sustained thrust measured by the apparatus surrounding the test stand.