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.
Trade unions in a building in Hamburg, Germany. At an outdoor ceremony Colonel Armetage, British Military Government, restores free trade unions and union buildings for the people of Hamburg. Paul Bebert, formerly a prisoner in a World War 2 Nazi concentration camp, speaks to a crowd and then mounts a scaffold and with a hammer and a chisel destroys a swastika on the facade of a building.
'A defeated people' shows the life of people in a British occupied zone of Germany after World War II. A map of Germany depicts regions occupied by different Allied governments. A damaged ship at a coast as a result of Allied bombings. A damaged bridge. Displaced German civilians milling about in a street. The displaced persons read messages and notices on a board as they look for their family members. Children and women along a street. Officials and a military officer discuss the plan to provide relief to the people and give direction to their lives. Electric poles are erected. Workers at the construction sites of various buildings. Buildings damaged during the war in Hamburg and other towns. Rubble spread on the ground. People live in poor conditions. Women cook, knit and fetch water.
Life of people in a British occupied zone of Germany after World War II. A man reads a newspaper and looks at advertisements. People at the Central Postal Inquiry Bureau in Hamburg. People seek permission to travel by trains. People at the platform as a rail road train pulls up. People get onto the train. A British flag at a military government court room. A hearing being conducted. An officer presides over the hearing. A German police band plays. A Red Cross team checks the blood pressure, height and weight of German civilians. Children play. Men in a farm. A man delivers a speech and people listen. A religious service being conducted in a church. Children in a class room.
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.