The opening ceremony of a new highway in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. A German officer inaugurates the ceremony and reviews German troops. He drives on the newly constructed highway along with a few decorative floats.
Hermann Goering, dressed in vest and lederhosen, walks to patio of his hunting lodge at Hochkreuth in the Bavarian Alps, near Bayrischzell. He stoops to pet a lion cub. Goering picks up a newspaper and starts to read it, when the lion cub jumps up on the wooden patio railing. A black long hair dog behind Goering seems unconcerned. Goering speaks to the cub,calling him "Caesar." He tells the cub to jump from the railing, which it does. Goering then states he wants to take this opportunity to express thanks to a "thousand people."
Vehicular traffic on the German highways. Car refuels at a gas station. The car moves on the Alpine Mountain highway around the Bavarian Alps in Germany.
Kehlsteinhaus, Adolf Hitler's Eagle's Nest retreat at Berchtesgaden (German municipality) located on Mount Watzmann in Bavaria, Germany. U.S. Army forces inspecting the retreat, including General Omar Bradley and Major General Maxwell D. Taylor. A board reads ' Hitler's Home'. U.S. troops look out at the Bavarian Alps.
Fuhrer Adolf Hitler in Berchtesgaden, Germany. Groups of people walking on snow in Bavarian Alps. A bird house on a tree. Fuhrer Adolf Hitler and other Nazi officials on snow. Hitler with his German Shepherd dog on snow.
Japanese troops parade for Emperor Hirohito, mounted upon a white horse. Italian troops goosestep and German troops goosestep on parade. View of Austrian town with snow-covered Alps mountains in background as German troops enter Austria on March 13, 1938 during the Anschluss. Local citizens welcome them, displaying swastika flags and giving Nazi straight arm salutes. Troops, military vehicles, tanks, motorcycles, and horse-drawn artillery comprise the German invading force. Shifts to Spain, where war torn buildings reflect effects of German and Italian intervention during the Spanish Civil War. A donkey standing near field artillery piece. Artillery being fired from an urban park in Spain. Artilleryman using a range finder. German gun crew with heavy artillery piece. Soldiers wearing Adrian steel helmets, firing a two-wheeled water-cooled machine gun. Spanish carrying wounded on stretcher. Spanish civilians inadvertently slain during civil war conflict. Starving dog walking in street. Huge poster of Francisco Franco and view of him on reviewing stand saluting marching Nationalist troops. Repeat of Hirohito reviewing troops and Italian and German troops goosestep. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini stand together in open car heading to Fuhrerbau in Munich, Germany, for signing of Agreement between Germany, Italy, Britain, and France in 1938.Neville Chamberlain, and Edouard Daladier riding in car to Fuhrerbau. Views of the principals signing the accords. Hermann Goering seen. In Italy, Mussolini waves to cheering crowd from balcony. German troops enter Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) greeted by joyous ethnic German inhabitants.German military brass band playing in open trucks. Signpost pointing to Prag; Eger; Joachimsta; and Komotau. German troops marching into Prague.Italian Destroyer in port, as Italy invades Albania in 1939. An Italian L3/33 tankette being unloaded from a ship.Bicycle troops riding in Albania. German gun position overlooking river. Hitler at Reichstag mocks Roosevelt plea to stop invasions.