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Dessau Germany 1929 stock footage and images

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Cornelius Edzard and Johann Risticz set a flight record in a W-33 junker and a crowd greets them in Dessau,Germany.

Cornelius Edzard and Johann Risticz set a flight record (1927) in Dessau,Germany. The crowds wave at a W-33 Junker plane in air. A sign on the ground reads '9 o' clock, 51 hours and 12 minutes'. The plane comes in for landing. The crowd rushes towards the plane. The W-33 junker plane lands. Pilots get out of the cockpit of the plane. Flowers are presented to the pilot, Cornelius Edzard and the copilot, Johann Risticz. They drink from cups. They hold flowers and bystanders wave.

Date: 1929
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Johannes Winkler and the first test of a liquid fuel rocket, in Europe

Views of Johannes Winkler's first prototype (HW1-A) liquid fuel rocket. Preparations in the field for testing the HW1A. Views of Winkler and associates setting up and fueling the prototype. Photographs of The first test of a liquid fuel rocket (Winkler's HW1-A)in Europe, on February 21, 1931, in Dessau, Germany. Sketches of his model HW1-C. Photograph of Winkler sitting next to the HW1-c, on a bench in the laboratory. A so-called Shear diagram pertaining to stresses experienced by the HW1-C rocket.

Date: 1931, February 21
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
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
 
 
Reinhold Tiling's 120 cm powder fueled rockets test fired in 1929

Testing of Reinhold Tiling's 120 cm model rocket in July, 1929, at Arenshorst and on August 29, 1929, in a demonstration for the Navy, at Meppen, Germany.

Date: 1929
Duration: 37 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Adolf Hitler at Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany during 1929.

A Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany in 1929. Members of Nazi Party march along street holding banners and flags. Hitler stands in open car moving through the throng. Crowd cheers and gives a Nazi salute. Marchers in uniform hold the Nazi salute as they march. Hitler throws flowers to some marchers. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler gives a Nazi salute as he stands behind Hermann Goering, who had been a leader of the storm troopers and was a member of the Reichstag, at this time.

Date: 1929
Duration: 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An Eisfeld-Valier-Rak-1 sledge test driven in February, 1929 at Eibsee lake in Bavaria.

An Eisfeld-Valier-Rak-1 sledge test driven in February, 1929 on the Eibsee lake, Bavaria, Germany. Men fit rocket boosters in the unmanned sledge. The sledge stands in snow. Spectators watch nearby. A man lights a fuse and steps away. Rockets ignite and propel the sledge across the lake surface with considerable fire and smoke. The experimenters run to the sledge and extinguish smoking rockets by throwing snow on them.

Date: 1929, February
Duration: 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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