Famous tourist destinations and architecture in Hamburg, Germany. The Alster River in Hamburg. A train runs on a bridge over the river. Trees in the background. People row boats in the river. In old Hamburg buildings seen on either side of a stream. View of the Chile Haus (Chile House) in modern Hamburg. People walk outside the modern Hamburg Airport. Flags on either side of the airport. An airship seen. Scenes of St. Pauli and Hamburg's Coney Island during the night. A Hamburg American line steamer seen.
Allied air raid on Hamburg, Germany during World War II. United States 8th Air Force aircraft take off from an airfield in England. The aircraft in a formation flight. Bombs are released and impact the ground. Smoke rises as the bombs detonate. Aerial photographs depict industrial plants, docks being destroyed by the aerial bombings. Aerial gunners fire at enemy fighter airplanes as they return to home base after the mission. Damaged aircraft return after the mission A wounded being placed on a litter. Royal Air Force aircraft take off for aerial bombing at night. The aircraft in flight as they drop bombs over Hamburg at night.
Effects of U.S. Army Air Forces operations in Germany during World War 2. German troops and civilians walk on street. Civilians clean up rubble. German civilians and troops in a chow line. Troops and civilians clean up cities, repair marshalling yards, and the buildings. Bombs falling over German targets from U.S. bomber planes. Animation of various targets in Germany shows Wilhelmshaven, Huls, Hamburg, and Schweinfurt, and the various products made there. Shows Marionburg where aircraft are made.
River Elbe and a bridge across it in Hamburg, Germany. Important building, a man shakes hands with a woman and she gets into a car. An equestrian statue in Hamburg showing a German officer riding a horse. A Mercedes drives to the country side. Point of view shot from inside moving convertible Mercedes, looking out toward highway and German countryside. Footage is from Eva Braun movies, early in World War 2.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler's companion Eva Braun's family in Hamburg, Germany. Eva Braun's family members board a vehicle. They embark onto a ship and a sign on the gangway reads 'Hamburg -Amerika liner'. Cargo in a sling being hoisted aboard the ship. A view of the area around the port. A band plays music aboard the ship. People wave to the passengers aboard the ship as it leaves the port. A Nazi flag on a building at the dock. Passengers aboard the ship wave as the ship leaves the dock. A ship named 'Robert Ley' passes at the dock.
The Germans sign unconditional surrender in Berlin, Germany on May 8, 1945 during World War II, signing a document similar to the one signed at Reims the day before. People gathered outside a German Army Engineering School. Soviet General Georgi Zhukov and British Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder at a desk as they represent the Allies. Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other officers representing Germany arrive. Keitel puts his signature on the document of unconditional surrender. Zhukov and Tedder also put their signatures as they take over Germany. The two officers shake hands. Allied officers tour the city of Berlin. Damaged buildings in the city due to Allied bombings. The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. The heavilly damaged Hotel Adlon. Aerial views of the damage caused due to Allied bombings in Hamburg. Damaged buildings and shipyards in Hamburg.