Hungarian troops in World War 2 gather for a parade in Heroes' Square, at the end of Andrássy Avenue, Budapest, Hungary, Millennium Memorial visible (also known as Millenary Monument). Monument pedestal visible with text AZ EZERÉVES HATÁROKÉRT, which means "For The Millennium Boundaries". Hungarian soldiers and officers in cars, seated atop armored cars, and on foot. Dornier DO-17 bombers in flight overhead.. View of German military and Hungarian political dignitaries on stage, including Hungarian Prime Minister Laszlo Bardossy. Officer fastens flag of the Kingdom of Hungary to the instrument of a trumpeter. Formations of Motorcyclists lead a parade along a main thoroughfare. Many open trucks carrying troops take part. Some tow light field artillery pieces. Military members and civilians (almost all women) stand on either side of the road to witness the event. The civilians wave and cheer. A large number of Hungarian 39M Csaba armored scout cars assembled in front of the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, beginning to join the parade. A Japanese boy and girl are seen in the crowd smiling and displaying a Japanese flag. Clip ends showing vehicles towing 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns on wheeled mountings.
An animated map shows Hungary and nearby countries. A flotilla of German warships plies the Danube River at Budapest, Hungary, during World War 2. They fire anti-aircraft guns at aircraft overhead. Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth (Erzsébet) bridge are seen at the river.
German troops enter Budapest ( reportedly after Hitler learned of secret Hungarian overtures towards the Allies) in World War 2. Locals watch and cheer the German troops. As German troops enter Budapest, they employ a number of different military vehicles. Among those seen are: Sdkfz.251/7 armored half-tracks; Ausf.D pioneer vehicle; Puma 234/2 8-wheeled armored cars, StuG III tank destroyers,and other military vehicles. Soldiers shake hands with civilians and school boys. Kids climb on military tanks and a BMW military motorcycle. Wehrmacht troops look over river with binoculars in the Buda Castle.
Regent of Hungary, Miklós Horthy (Nicholas Horthy), in uniform of an admiral, steps from a train and is greeted by Chancellor Adolf Hitler and foreign minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop, during World War 2. Next, the conferees are seen within the Schloss Klessheim (Klessheim Palace) where they would, ostensibly, negotiate German occupation of Hungary (German troops were already entering Budapest.). Discussions commence after dignitaries enter the conference hall where General Döme Sztójay, Hungarian ambassador to germany is present.
Views of Budapest Hungary, before World War II. Bridge across the Danube River. People walking across the bridge. Numerous views of many famous buildings and monuments throughout Budapest. Narrator speaks about why the city of Budapest never lost its beauty and charm after five years of war and ten years of communism. This significant period have turned the people of Budapest into a resilient race, proud of their national heroes who fought for Budapest. The love of Budapest people for the landmarks, monuments and bridges become deep.
White Russian Cossack Cavalry, who had fought with Germany, against Communist soviets, parade on horseback on a street in Budapest, Hungary, during World War 2. They are being honored by Germany. German Cavalry officer, Lieutenant General Helmuth von Pannwitz, in fur hat, standing next to Field Marshal Paul Ludwig von Kleist, salutes the Cossacks as they pass. (He organized Cossack volunteers into the 1st Cossack Division.) Individual White Russian soldiers (and some Germans) are decorated by Field Marshal Von Kleist. Afterwards, Cossacks ride past and then demonstrate the charge brandishing sabers.