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Adolf Hitler opens the 1937 International Automobile Exhibit in Berlin, Germany.

Adolf Hitler at opening of the International Auto Show in Berlin on 20 February 1937. He strolls along a street, past a military honor guard. He is accompanied by several Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung). Hitler walks up to and shakes hands with members of a German motorcycle racing team, standing next to their machines. He then greets and shakes hands with three racing car drivers standing near their machines. View of crowd enthusiastically greeting Hitler. Next, the racing cars drive along the street, followed by Hitler and companions in his Mercedes-Benz W150 770 Paradewagenen. The rest of his entourage follows in open staff cars. Glimpse of Military honor guard presenting arms in salute. View of the motorcade driving toward the camera, along the Unter den Linden, with the Brandenburg Gate in the background. Spectators line the sidewalks. The motorcade passes a long line of German military motorcyclists standing next to their machines. The motorcade stops there where Hitler steps from the lead car and crosses the street to enters the building housing the Auto Show, which is guarded by black uniformed SS troops standing along the sidewalk. Images of the Berlin 1937 Auto Show illustrated Posters advertising the "Internationale Automobil und Motorrad Ausstellung" (International automobile and motorcycle exhibition). Poster shows stylized artistic drawings of cars and sketch of the Brandenburg Gate. Inside the building a stage is lined with a group of trumpeters in fancy regalia, playing a fanfare. Nazi swastika banners are massed in the back of the stage. From a podium on stage Hitler delivers a short address to open the event, in which he reiterates his desire to have a low-price car produced for the ordinary people of Germany. Closeup of Joseph Goebbels with arms folded, in the audience. View of men in fancy regalia holding Nazi swastika banners. Next, Goebbels is seen at the podium, acting as a cheer leader for the National Socialistic Party (Nazi Party), the German nation, and its leader, Adolf Hitler. He leads the audience in chanting "Zieg Heil." three times. Curtains part revealing automobiles on display. Closeup of the front of a Daimler Benz car. Adolf Hitler leads others entering the exhibit floor, accompanied by executives of the automotive industry. Goebbels is seen at his side, next to Dr. H.C. Wilhelm Kissel, who became the first chairman of the Board of Daimler-Benz AG in 1937. Closeup of Hitler reaching out to a car, as Kissel stands near, behind him. Hitler and Kissel converse and Hitler embraces him and expresses his enthusiasm. Again Hitler reaches out to the car, commenting as he does. View of the exhibit floor filled with cars and people. Closeup of Hitler conversing with civilian auto executives as he stands next to a streamlined Adler 2,5 Liter Type 10 Cabriolet automobile. Closeup of the chrome embellished hood and front bumper of the Adler car. Hitler closely examining the tread of an auto tire. Closeup of transparent cutaway showing inside of a car hood. Hitler standing on the opposite side of the car. Hitler stands with several men discussing a DKW-Union automobile with its side hood panels raised. Men discussing the new Opel Admiral sedan introduced at this auto show. (The car was powered by a newly developed 3,626 cc straight-six engine.) Hitler with others, looking under the hood at the engine. Sketch of a German artificial rubber tire factory. View of materials used in tire manufacture. Closeups of tires. BMW R6 motorcycle and other motorcycles. Remainder of film devoted to engines, and many cars made by DKW-Union.

Date: 1937, February 20
Duration: 5 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Berliner Dom, Altes Museum, Imperial Palace, Reichstag Building, University Of Berlin and Unter Den Lindew in Berlin, Germany

Scenes of famous tourist destinations and architecture in Berlin, Germany. Views of Berliner Dom also known as the Berlin Cathedral, and the Altes Museum, also known as the Old Museum in Berlin, Germany. An equestrian statue in front of the museum. Buses move in front of the Former Imperial Castle, also known as the Berlin Imperial Palace or City Palace Berlin (Stadtschloss Berliner). Reichstag Building seen. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. A crowd around the statue in front of the University Of Berlin. Police officers stand near cars on Unter Den Linden boulevard. Trams, vehicles and people on the streets of Berlin.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 33 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Hermann Wilhelm Goering represents Hitler at Heroes' memorial day ceremonies in 1938

The opening scene depicts Heldengedenktag (Heroes' memorial day) in Berlin, March 13,1938. It shows the spartan interior of the Neue Wache (New Guard) World War One memorial on Unter den Linden. A cross stands above masses of flowers and a flame burns next to it. A sentry stands outside the building. View of the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great, nearby in the center of Unter den Linden. Camera pans back across the front of the New Guard building showing soldiers in formation on either side. Accompanied by two officers, Hermann Goering in uniform, including steel helmet, walks behind soldiers as they carry a large floral wreath across the square and into the New Guard building. View from inside as they enter and place the wreath. Closeup of the wreath shows a ribbon with words: "Adolf Hitler." The two officers render a Nazi salute and Goering salutes with his Luftwaffe Field Marshal's baton. Throughout the sequence,the war song, "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden," is softly played as a slow dirge in the background. Scene shifts completely to a hall at night, in Vienna, Austria, as Goering gives a speech referring to Adolf Hitler. View of St. Stephen's cathedral and scenes from several days prior, as crowds cheer in Heldenplatz about the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by Germany). Animated map showing the territorial annexation. Slate displaying the slogan: "Ein Volk; Ein Reich; Ein Fuhrer" (One people; one nation; one leader.) (Note: Regarding the New Guard, in Berlin: Since 1993, it has been the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny. The eternal flame was replaced by a Four- times-enlarged copy of the bronze sculpture, "Mother with Dead Son,"by Kaethe Kollwitz, on a slab of black granite in the center of the room underneath the oculus. Her original small bronze made in 1937, resides in the Kaethe Kollwitz Museum in Charlottenburg.)

Date: 1938, March 13
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Science fiction filming and actual rocket-related activities and events in Germany

A 1940 movie entitled "Weltraum Schiff I Startet Eine Technische Fantasie" (Space Ship I launches a technical fantasy). Imaginary view of moon shining over Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen in the future. Views of a huge hangar and industrial complex with a rocket on a launch pad. A large crowd is gathered and listens to a technician speak about a moon rocket.project. Supposedly, the director of the Friedrichshafen airship shipyard speaks to some reporters about aircraft, flying, rocketry, and space travel, while speaking about manned rocket flight to the moon. He answers questions from members of the press corps. Animated pictures show critical distance for escaping earth's gravity and other aspects of a moon flight. Posters of various German Dornier airplanes line the briefing room, including: a circa 1937 Dornier Do 17; Dornier Do 24 3-engined flying boat; Do-X 6-engined flying boat; Dornier Do J II Wal; Dornier Do-19 aircraft; Dornier Do-18 push-pull twin engine flying boat, and the mammoth Do-X twelve-engine flying boat with its date, 1929, stenciled on the bottom of its left wing. From this point on, the narrator continues speaking but the images are of actual applications of rocketry to land vehicles and aircraft. View of a small rocket fired from a tilted trough type launcher. A sign warns about fire explosives ("Vorsicht Mit Feuer SprengstoffI"). Igniter being wired to rockets on the Opel RAK-2 rocket propelled car. Max Valier sitting in his rocket propelled car Valier RAK-6. Fritz Von Opel sitting in his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2. Fritz Von Opel driving his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2 at Avus track in Berlin on May 23, 1928. A sign above the seating area reads: "Zeitnahme" (Timekeeping). Driven by 24 solid-fuel rockets, the car raises smoke and dust in its wake as it reaches a speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Brief view of the Opel-Sander Opel RAK-.3 Zopeltra rocket rail rider racing along a track in 1928. The Opel-Sander RAK-1 rocket propelled airplane on a launching rail. With Opel at the controls, It fires up and takes off in a cloud of smoke, at Frankfurt-am-Main airport, on 30 September 1929. A rocket test resulting in failure, as the rocket tumbles to the ground after rising only a short distance after launch. Men gather around a liquid oxygen tank as it fuels a rocket car driven by Max Valier. His white car is seen speeding along the ramp of an airport, past a twin engine high-wing monoplane. Next, Valier is seen in April 1930, smiling as he sits in his liquid rocket propelled car, surrounded by spectators. Glimpse of a rocket vehicle on a railway, as it fires up sending a cloud of smoke that obscures the scene completely. A poster showing starry sky and reading:"Die Erreichbarkeit Der Himmelskorper" (The accessibility of the celestial body). Fingers working rapidly on an arithmetic calculator. Fumes rising from a beaker of liquid oxygen. A technician (hands only, seen) pours liquid into one of a number of beakers in a laboratory. It produces a chemical reaction causing dark smoke to rise from the beaker.

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
History of Berlin before and after World War II showing zones of occupation and poor living conditions post-war.

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.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
View of United States and Russian troops in Germany after World war 2

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.

Date: 1950
Duration: 7 min 36 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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