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.
Reconstruction in Germany after the end of World War II. Steamers underway in the river. People milling about on the streets. A car pulls up outside a building. People window shop at a shoe store. Buildings being reconstructed through out the city. Huge steel frame structures in the city. A tug tows a ship.
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.
New government formed in East Germany after the defeat of Nazis in World War II. Early GDR (DDR) Communist Party meeting underway in East Germany in 1949. Attendees applaud as GDR President Wilhelm Pieck, leader of the party, is congratulated. Joseph Stalin reviews parade at Kremlin in Moscow. East German refugees fleeing to the West with their belongings in hand. East German military erecting fence posts for new wire fences to deter escape. Watch tower overlooking a border zone between East Germany and West Germany. Socialist meetings in small towns in East Germany. Townspeople marching through towns with party flags. Industry under communist rule, with men and women working at metal and coal factories and at railroads. Citizen soldiers, both men and women being trained and armed with rifles as local militia. They march in a parade with their arms. Children with Bows and arrows follow them. An archery contest for the children with Communist party leaders looking on in approval. A young East German girl shoots an arrow and hits the bulls eye on a target of Konrad Adenauer, leader of West Germany. Soviet military and tanks parade on streets of East Germany.