A Do-X flying boat in water in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Men on the plane. They board the plane and take their seats. The plane takes off. Flight of the plane. High altitude view of the city. Passengers look outside the plane.
The construction of USS Los Angeles rigid airship by Zeppelin company in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The ship was made at the request of U.S. Navy Department. The chief component being used is duraluminum. Animation depicts the methods of duraluminum stampings and assembly of girders. The workers work at a workshop. Construction and erection of a frame ring. Animated model shows construction of nose and tail. Men carry assembled tail section frame and attach it to the rest of the skeleton.
Unrest in Germany in 1930's during crisis of unemployment and inflation that had followed after World War I. A closed and boarded-up German factory. Two barefooted, jobless German men sleep in a park. During Great Depression in the United States, a weary woman is seen walking through an alley and looking in garbage cans. Sign for Los Angeles California Leather Company seen on building behind her. Children play in streets of a slum area. In Germany, scene of boys in training in Hitler Youth and carrying shovels, then carrying rifles and learning low crawling and military attack techniques. German farmers plowing on farms. Several night scenes including Nazis and brownshirts on the march, burning of books. Secret police or Gestapo and soldiers escort a church priest or clergy out of a church. During time of rising anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi-led Germany, scenes of abuse and Gestapo arrests of some German citizens such as Jewish people, suspected Communists, and others critical of the Nazi party. A group of people attack and beat Jewish people in streets. A parade by the Wehrmacht German troops. Rearmament of Germany in 1930's. Scenes from busy German munitions factories. A Junkers Stuka aircraft factory filled with planes being built. A German artillery factory. German Luftwaffe and Panzer attack. Tanks roll over landscape. Scenes at end of war of burning German cities. Women run through bomb-wrecked streets of devastated Berlin during an Allied bombing raid. One woman falls as she runs. A woman and children race for the doors of a bomb shelter in Germany. The bomb wrecked streets of Berlin heaped with rubble and wreckage. Elderly German man walks through ruins. Small locomotive train running carrying cars of cleared rubble. German civilian dig potatoes in gardens. German women stand atop a collapsed building pile and clear rubble with shovels. German man waters a newly planted garden with empty shells of wrecked buildings in background. Newspapers produced by M.G. seen in newspaper printing press and rolling off presses. Binding of booklets and magazines from a German printing press. Sculptured bust of Goethe superimposed over books written by Goethe and Schiller. A montage shows in contrast the peaceful life in Germany before war, and scenes again of war, with alternating scenes: German police officer escorts children across a street, book burning by Nazis, Gestapo violent arrest of a German citizen who is being hauled away. A German football match in a stadium. Cook serves food to a man. A man in a concentration camp tips a bowl to his mouth. German children playing in a pool. Scenes of bomb explosions. A peaceful waterfall.
LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin floats in air low above field in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Letters on side of LZ-127 reads 'Graf Zeppelin'. Radio room under LZ-127. Ground crews encircle the control gondola of the airship as it touches down, and German soldiers, in uniform, help stabilize the tail support. Large tail propeller seen above their heads. Spectators walk toward LZ-127.
LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin after landing in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Police and Army personnel surround the airship's rear gondola. One propeller of LZ-127 can be seen on gondola. Hugo Eckener exits LZ-127 cabin and waves to cheering crowd. Hugo Eckener with other officials drinks at table.
LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin airship descending to land in Friedrichshafen, Germany. men surround the foward cabin and hold it down. Soldiers surround the rear gondola as it lowers toward ground. They hang from the gondola and ride a short distance that way. View of the LZ-127 airship moored to a tower.