On 23 September1935, Chancellor Adolf Hitler inaugurates the new section of the super highway network (Autobahn) in Frankfurt, Germany. Soldiers play different musical instruments. People march. Hitler shakes hand with a German official. Hitler at a podium as he speaks over a microphone during the inauguration ceremony of the super highway network. Soldiers stand in the background. People listen to his speech and cheer.
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.
Pedestrians on the street in Frankfurt Germany, outside the Frankfurt Central Station railroad station. Trolleys or streetcars on the street. 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.
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.
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.
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.