A film titled: 'Operation Titanic' on U.S. shuttle bombing operations over Germany from bases in Great Britain, Italy and Russia during World War II. United States Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses in flight. Several aircraft flying in formation leaving behind smoke trails. German military installations are bombed on June 2, 1944. Aerial view of a target area. Smoke rising up from bombardment. An aircraft crashes. Railroad and marshaling yards are also bombed. United States Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator flying in formation on June 21, 1944. German factories are bombed. The airplanes fly in formation and bomb targets in Berlin. Railroad stations and other targets are also bombed. Several German airplanes are shot down. The B-17s and B-24s bombing the targets. Synthetic oil plants and refineries are bombed at Ruhland Germany, east of Leipzig. Planning for the operation was done on December 7, 1943. A document about the operation is typed. Animated map shows Nazi positions and strategies followed during the operation.
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.
55th Birthday of Hitler on 20 April 1944. The Nazi flag being raised. A monument topped by German Eagle with motto engraved on its side reading (in German): Our walls are broken but not our hearts. A small celebratory parade along Unter den Linden in Berlin passes under the Brandenburg Gate. A band plays music. A woman puts the Nazi flag on a wall. Berliners place small swastika flags all about in the city, including some in the rubble of Allied bombing. A flag on a damaged building. A woman holds a banner with the slogan: Our walls are broken but not our hearts. People read newspaper. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler in a motorcade stops on a road and he is greeted by Hermann Goering. They chat in the road in front of his car. Hitler walks with Goering to Greet members of the German military high command, including: General Wilhelm Keitel; Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz; and other flag officers. Hitler then walks with the officers to review an honor guard.
Major Otto Remer,Commander of the Berlin Guard Regiment. He is known for his role in thwarting overthrow of Hitler's regime, following the 20th July, 1944 bomb Plot, when Hitler ordered him to take charge of all troops in Berlin and to apprehend conspirators. Major Remer addresses his Regiment, drawn up in formation, and emphasizes the Unity of the Nazi party and the German Army. His Regiment then parades while he reviews them.
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.
German Ace pilot and General of the German Air force Adolf Galland also called General Der Jagdfleiger visits fellow pilots and Fw 190 design team officials at German AFB. Galland, Streib, and Trautloft are seen inspecting the latest Focke Wulf 190 developments as guests of the design team. Prof. Tank is seen with his assistant Obering. Also seen are Willi Kaether, chief test pilot Hans Sander, and test pilot Alfred Thomas who was later killed testing the Ta 152 H. General inspects telemetry documents of Focke Wulf Fw-190 fighter. Pilots demonstrate capabilities of Fw-190's. General enters inside Fw-190 and takes off. Clip shows another scene where General Galland is welcomed by German pilots and Air force officials at a function. Timing and location of the footage can be determined through review of flight test reports of the Ta 154 A-0, Werknummer 0014, TQ+XD glimpsed briefly in the footage and the Fw 190 V17/U1, an airframe that served as a Fw 190 D-9 prototype -- Galland made flights in both these aircraft on 2 June 1944 in Berlin-Staaken. The first aircraft seen in the footage is Fw 190 A-8, Werknummer 174 014, BH+RN. The camera pans to Galland pulling on his parachute pack in front of Fw 190 V17/U1, CF+OX -- the ‘O’ of the code can be made out, and reveals for the first time elements of the changes made to the airframe in modifying it into Fw 190 D-9 configuration. There then follows a short clip of the V17/U1 in the air. Galland´s flight appears in the flight testing log of the V17/U1. There are brief views of the Ta 154 in the clip showing the forward fuselage and the open canopy. Streib also flew the Ta 154 in Staaken.