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Gleiwitz Germany 1931 stock footage and images

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Silesia celebrates 10th Anniversary of post war secession

Silesia celebrates 10th Anniversary of post war secession. Huge Military and civil pageant on the streets marks the progress of thousand year old nation. Buildings in the background. Chancellor Bruening addresses a huge crowd at Gleiwitz in Germany. Huge crowd gathers for the celebrations.

Date: 1931, April 2
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The first German Post office mail rocket is successfully tested at Dummersee, Germany, on April 15,1931.

Successful test of the first German Post office mail rocket at Dummersee, Germany, on April 15,1931. It carries 180 pieces of mail (postcards). Reinhold Tiling is seen with his mechanic, Friedrich Kuhr, who holds the rocket, as Tiling inserts a cylinder containing compressed powder fuel. They then invert the rocket and Tiling affixes its nose cone. A post office official hands pieces of mail to Tiling, who places them into the rocket. They position the rocket on its launch stand and fire it. Uniformed Postal officials (and some military officers) watch the rocket as it rises smoothly after launch. Larger, better, and lighter metal (aluminum) are developed in 1931-32. Friedrich Kuhr standing next to a huge rocket with a wing span of 4 meters.

Date: 1931, April 15
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A manned rocket sled is tested in April, 1931 in Germany.

April, 1931 in Germany. View of a closed sled resembling a small airplane fuselage, fitted with runners underneath and bundles of rockets on each side. It sits on a frozen lake. BR-1 is painted on its side. A man arrives and climbs into the cockpit. The rockets ignite and accelerate the plane somewhat erratically, as it moves along the lake surface.

Date: 1931, April
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German rocket pioneer, Klaus Riedel and associates testing an Achenstaber rocket in 1931

First test of a precursor to the Mirak rocket in Germany. Diagram of the so-called Achenstaber rocket.. Rocket pioneer, Klaus Riedel, and an associate, hold the long slender rocket. A barn with sandbagged window is seen behind them. The men lower the rocket through guidance brackets in a wooden pole. The rocket fuse is ignited and the rocket rises fairly high into the sky but tilts over and dives, crashing into the ground. Riedel and associates stand near a truck carrying metal framework designed to guide a rocket.

Date: 1931
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
At a railroad train station people board and disembark from the Orient Express train in Vienna, Austria.

During time of Nazi Germany's occupation of Vienna, Austria. View from inside moving railroad train, looking out of window in Vienna, Austria, as the train slows to arrive at a train station. The Colonnade Gloriette of Schoenbrunn Palace is seen far in the distance. Next scenes shows the Orient Express train at a station as people board and get off the train. The train starts. Smoke comes out from the locomotive. The railroad train departs from the station. Next scene is an elevated view of a train at a station platform. The Locomotive has number "01-089" visible on the front, identifying it as DRB - Deutsche Reichsbahn [D] locomotive "01 089" which was built by Krupp in Germany circa 1931. Conductors complete final preparations for departure and the German train pulls away from the station platform.

Date: 1938, March
Duration: 3 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: German
 
 
Johannes Winkler and the first test of a liquid fuel rocket, in Europe

Views of Johannes Winkler's first prototype (HW1-A) liquid fuel rocket. Preparations in the field for testing the HW1A. Views of Winkler and associates setting up and fueling the prototype. Photographs of The first test of a liquid fuel rocket (Winkler's HW1-A)in Europe, on February 21, 1931, in Dessau, Germany. Sketches of his model HW1-C. Photograph of Winkler sitting next to the HW1-c, on a bench in the laboratory. A so-called Shear diagram pertaining to stresses experienced by the HW1-C rocket.

Date: 1931, February 21
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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