Germans streaming into the first Berlin Olympic Stadium (Deutsches Stadion) to attend a Nazi party rally. A Sturmabteilung (SA) band giving a concert. The band marches and plays. SA athletes display their prowess, running in formation around the stadium track; performing synchronized calisthenics; and running to form a giant swastika in the field. The rally continues into the night, with torchlight activities watched by Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, from a balcony.
Berlin, Germany at night. Views of International Congress Centre tower, night view of streets. Large poster at theatre advertising the film Die Herrin Von Atlantis (The Mistress of Atlantis) with Brigitte Helm (released in Berlin in September 1932). Many lit nighttime signs and buildings including Cafe Am Zoo, Automat, Michels, Capitol theatre showing a film starring Elisabeth Berger and Rudolf Forster and directed by Paul Czinner (Possibly Dreaming Lips or Melo -- both released in 1932). Platz Hermann Tietz. Wintergarten theatre and show girls dancing inside. Fireworks show over water. German band playing brass instruments with some band members sitting on top of the shoulders of others. Beer taps filling beer steins. People drinking liquor, smoking and dancing in groups at various locations. Female bartender wearing hat "Haus Waterland" mixes drink while dancing side to side. A man and a chef share a sausage on a platter. Brief moments of on-location background sounds during some scenes.
Designs by various international scientists and inventors who have contributed to solving the problems of rocket motor development, based on the German preparatory work. Their combustion chamber designs owe much to the German pioneers in the field. Shown are design sketches by Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Ziolkowsky) in 1914; French inventor Henri Melot, in 1920; German Friedrich Zander, in 1931; Bull, 1932; The American Rocket Society, with several designs from 1932; and The Cleveland Rocket Society. Views of rocket combustion research mactivity by Ernst Loebell of the Cleveland Rocket Society in 1933. He is seen outdoors in the snow with his apparatus. View of Loebell's test firing stand, and a picture of an actual test firing, outdoors. Ernst Loebell with model and rocket motor from his spaceship projects of 1934 and at the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life held in Paris, 1937. Cutaway views of the spaceship. The rocket motor wrapped in cooling coils. Rocket motor design by John Shesta of the American Rocket Society, from 1934. Design by Rene Armengaud of France, in 1934 and Deich in 1935
Shows various scenes of Adolf Hitler during his rise to power in Germany. Adolf Hitler speaks in Germany in 1932. Hitler at a podium and speaks into a microphone. Nazi Stormtroopers (Sturmabteilung) stand around the podium. A swastika insignia of the Nazi Party. People listen to Hitler's speech. Printing of newspapers. Headlines in newspaper about Adolf Hitler and his growing popularity. Several scenes of newspaper printing presses turning out new editions. Hitler in a motorcade and people crowd around the motorcade. German Nazi party member Alfred Rosenberg addresses the German people (with audio). Nazi Stormtroopers march on streets and hold the Nazi flag. Some hold torches during night rally. Hitler looks out from a window at the gathered crowd.
Newsreel titled 'Allied Drives Split Germany'. Allied troops, tanks and soldiers fight a fierce battle on the streets of Leipzig and gain the control. Allied soldiers seize and guard the radio station in Leipzig. Allied forces win Nuremberg and Braunschweig. Destroyed buildings and houses after the fight. A German commander surrenders to American Major General. Glimpses of Hitler's speech at Nuremberg in 1932. U.S. soldiers atop the same stadium building in 1944. British Army men prisoners liberated and given food and cigarettes. A camp near river Rhine where German prisoners are released and Nazi army officers surrender. German Generals arrested by the Allied Forces. Soldiers of the 3rd Army explore stashed gold and currency reserves of Germany hidden in a salt mine. They also recover stolen art and classic paintings from German museums. Civilians registered by Allied military officials. A crowd in market hears suspension of Nazi government. Nazi army uniforms, arms, caps and badges in a stack to be destroyed. A map showing German-Russian frontier. Russian tanks rushing into German borders after bombing their bases. Tanks advance between destroyed houses, rising smoke and explosion from fights. U.S. and British forces bombing Magdeburg on the Elba river.
View of the Tempelhof airfield. One of Reinhold Tiling's recoverable rockets is fired and rises high above the field. As its fuel is exhausted, it levels off and begins to glide down to earth on its extended fin-wings. Tiling, his assistant Angela Buddenboehmer, and his mechanic Friedrich Kuhr, examine and pick up the recovered rocket as official observers gather around them. Tiling and his team pose, with the revovered rocket, for cameramen and reporters, Closeup of the rocket as Tiling touches the expended fuel cylinder. They then unfold fins and Tiling explains their function to reporters. Tiling and his team carefully raise another rocket on its launch frame at a different location, on sand dunes.Angela Buddenboehmer sits on the sand with the launch control as Tiling gives her the signal to close the circuit. The rocket fires and rises rapidly until its fuel burns out, when it begins to glide down on its wings.