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General Adolf Galland with fellow pilots and Fw 190 design team officials at air base in Berlin-Staaken, 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.

Date: 1944, June 2
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
U.S. aircraft bomb German positions and military installations in the European Theater during World War II.

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Germans raise the Nazi flag and put flags on the buildings to celebrate Hitler's 55th Birthday in Germany.

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.

Date: 1944, April 20
Duration: 1 min 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Army Major Otto Remer, Commander of the Berlin Guard Regiment, addresses his regiment after the plot on Hitler's life

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.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 25 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Events of World War 2, and creation of United Nations Organization following the surrender of Germany and Japan

Summary of World War II events and formation of the United Nations Organization. Soviet troops on Eastern Front of Europe fire artillery on German positions in 1944. Russian troops advance. German soldiers come out of buildings and surrender. Allied Forces land in France on D-Day. Allied troops and tanks fight Germans on streets. German prisoners of war march along road. In 1945, the Allied leaders meet at Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula to discuss Allied military strategy in the final months of WWII. Leaders included British PM Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. The meeting of U.S. and Russian troops at the Elbe River. Aerial view of Berlin in ruins. Wrecked buildings all over. German officials signing surrender instrument at Rheims. U.S. President Harry S Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Potsdam Conference. U.S. Marines battling on beaches of Pacific Islands. The U.S. flag raises at Iwo Jima. Aerial view of bombed Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese surrender to MacArthur aboard the battleship USS Missouri. General MacArthur speaks aboard Missouri. Victory celebrations all across the world on V-J Day. Crowd on street celebrates. Crowd jams streets. Delegates of Nations, among them Andrei Gromyko and Vyascheslav Molotov meet in San Francisco and create a United Nations organization. Truman arrives at signing of UN charter. Various delegates sign charter. U.S. troops disembark at U.S. ports and discharged.

Date: 1945
Duration: 7 min 19 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American advance in France and belgium is stopped by German counterattack in December 1944. U.S. loses 78 thousand troops.

Germans smash into the U.S. First Army positions along a 45 mile front and advance deep into Luxemburg and Belgium. Animated maps show Germany, France and Belgium. German Tiger tanks, troops, and artillery in action against Americans. Vehicles of United States convoy wrecked and burning along road, as German troops advance. Fire and smoke rise from U.S. tanks, jeeps and trucks. Germans firing and bombing. U.S. soldiers captured. Frozen dead bodies of U.S. soldiers, victims of the Malmedy massacre, some with hands and feet tied, being placed army truck. Dead bodies of Belgian civilians being placed in large common grave . View of German officer ordering a firing squad to shoot. German troops smoke American cigarettes taken from dead U.S. troops. American troops in retreat and burning and destroying war materiel that could not be brought with them. American defenders firing artillery, including antiaircraft guns fired level, as antitank weapons. Skies streaked with contrails and dog fights between American and German airplanes. American aircraft bombing German positions. American troops patrol in snow covered wooded areas. General Eisenhower talks with soldiers. German soldiers advancing. Newspaper headline reads: "Russians Smash Last Nazi Line." Another newspaper headline reads: "40 Jap Ships Sunk." Another reads: "3rd Army Deep in Germany." Narrator cautions against complacency, reminding of 78 thousand American soldiers lost during the Christmas holiday, in 1944. Views of dead American soldiers. Closing Messages: "If you have a War Job, Stick to it" and " If you Haven't, Get one!"

Date: 1944
Duration: 7 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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