Nazi crimes against the nations of the world during World War II. View of the Peace Treaty between Germany and Yugoslavia which was signed on 1st June, 1939. The treaty breached on 6th April 1941, Germany launched a massive attack on Yugoslavia. German troops attack and advance. A map shows that most of the Europe was in the hands of Germany by 1941. View of September 27, 1940 signing ceremonies in Berlin of the Tripartite (Axis) Pact between Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan. Hitler and axis leaders shake hands and pose at pact signing table. Joachim von Ribbentrop signing the Axis Pact. Scene of German tank treads close-up rolling over battlefield and wider view of German armor and troops in June 1941 invading Russia, in violation of their non-agression pact. Nazi forces enter Russian territory. Wehrmacht forces setup and fire artillery at Russia. German rocket launchers fire rockets at Russian targets. Ground and aerial views of formations of German Luftwaffe aircraft on bombing runs. Between August-September 1941, Luftwaffe conducts blitzkrieg raids (blitz) on Great Britain. View of British landmarks like St Paul's Cathedral dome and Tower Bridge. Aerial views as Luftwaffe fighter aircraft roll and dive toward targets. British spotlights and search lights on the ground sweeping and catching German aircraft in their light beams. British anti aircraft batteries open fire on German planes over England. Alternating views of German plane point of view bombing England with bright flashes of light and explosions on the ground, and British anti-aircraft fire filling the air. Ground views in England of buildings on fire from blitz bombing, and fire fighters moving to deploy fire hoses and extinguish fires. Flaming buildings collapse from bombs and fire. Whole blocks of buildings on fire. Scene change to December 7, 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. U.S. Navy ships bombed and on fire in Pearl Harbor.
This film is a scattering montage of World War 2 scenes from 1939 through 1945. Part of an agreement between Nazi Germany and Yugoslavia is shown in English. It is dated June 1, 1939 and ostensibly signed by Adolf Hitler. Next, German Ju 87, Stuka dive bombers are shown peeling off from formation, on April 6, 1941, to attack Yugoslavia. Bombs bursting on the ground. Closeup of a Stuka airplane in a dive, making its characteristic whine, and dropping bombs. Bombs exploding just outside some concrete walls. German infantry running along railroad tracks and entering backyard of house in a village. German soldiers observing from overlooking hill; climbing over rubble; and marching along a road toward a village. Animated map showing German invasion areas early in World War II, extending through most of Europe and into Norway, by 1941. Animated map shows further invasions into France, Belgium, low countries, the Balkans, and Eastern front towards the Soviet Union. Map highlights Tokyo, Rome, and Berlin. Delegations walking in hall of building in Berlin, to sign Tripartite pact, on September 27, 1940. The group is led by by Count Galeazzo Ciano (Italian Foreign Minister, and Mussolini's son-in-law); Joachim von Ribbentrop, Germany's Foreign Minister and Japan’s Ambassador Saburō Kurusu. The diplomats are seen, next, standing near a table as Adolf Hitler enters rendering Nazi salute. He shakes hands with Count Ciano and Ambassador Kurusu. Hitler is seated to watch the proceedings. Von Ribbontrop is seen signing for Germany. Next scenes show German armored units heading East in Operation Barbarossa (June of 1941). A sign identifies the town of Eydtkau (Eydtkuhnen) on the German-Lithuanian border. German armor and artillery moving eastward. German troops destroying international crossing barriers. German troops firing siege guns. Montage with glimpses of German battle scenes showing tanks, guns, rockets in action with attendant explosions, fires, and destruction. Formations of German warplanes in flight, including Junkers Ju-52s that carry troops, including paratroops. View from above of Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers in formation. View of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England (which miraculously survived the Blitz). The Tower Bridge in London, seen through a haze. German Junkers 87 Stuka dive bombers peeling off from formation to attack. British anti-aircraft searchlights shining beams skyward. Diving bombers illuminated by the lights. Anti-aircraft guns firing. Nighttime scenes showing gunfire flashes, explosions, tracer bullets and fires in London. British fire brigades fighting fires in London buildings as some collapse from the German bombing during the so-called "Blitz." Scene shifts to Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, as a Japanese bomb explodes on a U.S. Navy warship. The USS Arizona billowing smoke and listing as it succumbs to Japanese bombing. Another view of the Arizona sinking. Smoke rising from Battleship Row, at Pearl Harbor. Glimpse of postwar Nuremberg trial.
Funeral procession in Germany for German Generalmajor Adelbert Schulz killed in action on January 28, 1944. A tank and German officers in formation. A Nazi banner in view. Snow covered land surrounded by trees. Nazi soldiers lined on side. Military band plays trumpets. Nazi officers pay respect. Wreath placed on the grave. Banner on wreath includes words "Pz. Rgt. Rothenburg", short for Panzerregiment Rothenburg or Panzer Regiment Rothenburg. That was the nickname of the 25th Panzer Regiment, part of the 7th Panzer Division, in honor of General Karl Rothenburg, who commanded it until he was killed in 1941.
Nazi Declaration of War on the United States 11 December 1941 during World War II. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler walks past honor guard into Kroll Opera House where the Reichstag meets. View of Italian and Japanese officials. Audience cheer. Hitler seated as he prepares to speak. Hitler at podium and speaks. Members of German general staff who look grim, Nazi Party diplomats, and Nazi party members listen to him.
Invasion of U.S.S.R. on 22 June 1941 (German code name: Operation Barbarosa) during World War II. Early morning street activities in Berlin on the morning of invasion of USSR. Preparation for a broadcast at radio station. At 5:30 AM German Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels sits at desk and makes an announcement. People listening. Foreign Minister of Germany Von Ribbentrop walks into conference. Newspaper headline.
Manufacturing of German weapons in Germany during World War 2. Opening scene shows steam and smoke rising from a German industrial complex in 1941. Inside the plant, men and women are at work in arms manufacture. A woman rides on a traveling crane, moving a large steel wheel suspended by a chain. Another woman operates a grinder from which sparks fly. A woman welder uses a torch on slabs of steel and another removes parts from a machine press. An array of new rifles moves past the camera, revealing men fitting barrels into rifle stocks. Closeup of a worker examining a rifle stock for symmetry. A man in protective clothing uses a long pole near a steel furnace. Bessemer-type furnaces emit flames as they are charged with oxygen. Caldrons filled with molten steel move while suspended below an overhead conveyer. A machinist turns the nose section of a large shell. A man uses white tape to tie finished munitions for shipment. Men working on several 122mm field pieces and others working on a line of 88mm anti-aircraft guns. Camera pans over assortment of shiny finished artillery shells. A container is raised up from an annealing operation. Men tend others where flame can be seen. Many workers walk in unison to a row of Junkers JU-88 aircraft fuselages. A 1,340 Junkers Jumo 211J twelve-cylinder engine for one is seen moving on an overhead conveyer. Assembled and painted Ju-88s are rolled through a hangar. One sits at the door of the hangar. A production line of Panzer tanks in various stages of completion. One moves through the plant on an overhead conveyer.