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.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland and denounces the Locarno Pact in 1936. The signing of the Locarno Treaties in London, England in 1925. Officials arrive at the building where the Locarno Treaties are to be signed. Chancellor Hans Luther of Germany affixes his signature to the Locarno Treaty assuring peace to all the principal countries of Europe. At the head of the table in the center are Stanley Baldwin and Sir Austin Chamberlain, leaders of the British Delegation. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles on 7th March 1936 by sending German military forces into the Rhineland, a demilitarized zone along the Rhine River in western Germany. German troops march over the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne, Germany. The troops march along a road. Cologne Cathedral in the background. A German crowd cheers as the troops parade. Swastika banners hang from buildings. German troops parading in Dusseldorf. The troops on horseback and horse-carriages pass along narrow streets of Dusseldorf. Parading troops are cheered by a crowd in Frankfurt am Main. German troops parade in front of a building during a wreath laying ceremony followed by Chancellor Hitler and other Nazi officials. Newspaper headlines about Hitler denouncing the Locarno Pact. A government minister with press. French Prime Minister Albert Sarraut at a microphone reassures the security of France. Belgium soldiers march along a street.
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.
Bomb damage in Worms, Germany during World War II. Bomb damaged marshaling yards in Bad Durkheim (Bad Dürkheim). Aerial views of bombed bridges in Worms. Views of bombed bridges in Frankfurt am Main.
USAF (United States Air Force) trucks outside the Rhein-Main Base Operations building of the air base. Interior of the Rhein-Main Air Base, an U.S. Air Base near the city of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Several USAF airplanes are parked at base. Trucks lined in an order, a truck carrying wheat floor bags in moving towards airplane. Wheat bakery floor bags from Kansas City are loaded in the C-54 Skymaster of USAF, during Berlin Airlift period.
Street scenes of Frankfurt am Main during post World War II period of Allied occupation. (Opening slate refers to "food," because this was a period of severe food shortage throughout Germany.) German citizens are going about their daily activities. A truck and a car move along the street. Two military policemen walk together along a sidewalk. (They are Americans, because Frankfurt was in the U.S. zone of occupation.) Local people pay little attention to them and they, in turn, do not interact with the citizenry. Scene shifts completely to the City of Heidelberg,on the Neckar River, as viewed from left of the funicular station on the Kaiserstuhl. The camera zooms in slightly, to the area of the old Neckar bridge and the mountain slope leading to the Heidelberg Castle. It then pans from the left across the Kaiserstuhl slope, back again to the earlier views.