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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. (World War II period).

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Former war correspondents tour Frankfurt, Germany five years after World War 2

An aircraft of the American Overseas Airlines in Frankfurt, Germany. It is on a multi-leg journey carrying 45 former War Correspondents back to Europe for celebrations commemorating the 5th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion of World War II. Views of Frankfurt from a moving vehicle, high atop a ridge, looking down at the city, and winery grape fields. Many Frankfurt buildings visible and the Main River running beside the city. Views of some buildings still destroyed from World War II, five years prior. Several negro U.S. Army soldiers beside cars greet the party of former war correspondents. The correspondents meet with a U.S. Army General -- possibly J. Lawton Collins or Thomas Handy. A correspondent looks out from a window at a war-damaged building in the background. A street car with the sign "Nied Hochst" arrives at a stop and civilians get into it. Exterior and interior views of the main train station, the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Some cakes and pastries in a bakery. Correspondents meeting with a local Frankfurt official and his wife. Remains of a largely destroyed church, likely either Saint Bartholomeus's Cathedral (Dom Sankt Bartholomäus) or Katharinenkirche (the Church of St. Katherine). Views of the wrecked exterior and interior of the church. A West German flag draped over an interior balcony. Sign outside the church door indicates "Entrance to the Exhibition" (Eingang zur Ausstellung). A Germany girl selling trinkets at a market cart. German boys and girls in a market square and fair area, possibly Romerberg. Correspondents approach a booth selling cigars and cigarettes. More partially destroyed buildings in Frankfurt. Correspondents boarding a plane at Rhein Main Airbase. View of the airport terminal. Sign on a building reads 'Rhein Main Base Operations. Elev 358'. The correspondents boarding the American Overseas Airlines aircraft, and seated inside the aircraft. Aerial view of the German countryside below. Passengers sleep and relax aboard the airborne aircraft.

Date: 1949, June
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Crowd on the streets and in the Frankfurt Central Station in Frankfurt Germany, one year after the end of World War 2

Pedestrians on the street in Frankfurt Germany, outside the Frankfurt Central Station railroad station. Trolleys or streetcars on the street in recent post-war Germany. A building seen with a sign reading 'US Army RTO'. Interior of the Frankfurt Central Station. Views of platform area in the train station, arched roof and glass. Trains seen leaving the station. Women and men sit and stand in the open large door of boxcars as the train slowly departs the station. Pedestrians exiting a train and filling the platform as they exit the station. View outside as people queue to ride streetcar trams or trolleys. A nun in a habit runs to catch a streetcar as it is pulling away.

Date: 1946, July 10
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Workers use an acetylene torch at Festhalle construction site in Frankfurt, Germany.

Rebuilding and reconstruction activities in Frankfurt, Germany after World War II. Exterior and interior views of the damaged Festhalle Frankfurt at the Frankfurter Messegelände. Workers use an acetylene torch on a girder at the Festhalle construction site.

Date: 1949, September 28
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Opera House, City Hall and Frankfurt Cathedral in Frankfurt am Main,Germany.

Tourist destinations and architecture in Germany. Trams move on the streets of Frankfurt am Main, the birthplace of Goethe. A large crowd at a market place. Buildings on either side of a street in the background. Opera House, Frankfurt Cathedral and City Hall seen. A statue of Justitia in front of the City hall. Guards stand outside the hall. A large crowd goes inside the hall. People dive into a swimming pool. A large crowd of spectators.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
AFN( American Forces Network) Commanding Officer in staff meeting. German townspeople participate with AFN in Schlossfest.

Commanding Officer and members of AFN ( American Forces Network) staff in a meeting at AFN studio in Frankfurt, Germany. AFN military personnel respond to exercise alert in combat gear with weapons, to maintain their readiness. Local German townspeople, wearing historic costumes attend an annual open house at the castle serving as a headquarters for AFN in Frankfurt, Germany. Scenes of AFN staff and local people enjoying a "Schlossfest." Soldiers and civilians listen to AFN radio. Man lights a cigarette while listening to radio. View of a Radio tower.

Date: 1962, November
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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