Start of the 2nd Italo-Ethiopian War (Second Italo-Abyssinian War).Map shows Red Sea, Arabian peninsula, and Africa, and highlighting Ethiopia and its capital, Addis Ababa, along with Djibouti and the regions of Erythree (Eritrea) and Somalie Italienne (Italian Somaliland). Following border controversies, Narrator states the matter came to a head when Italian and Ethiopian elements clashed at Welwel oasis (aka Walwal, or Ual-Ual).on November 26, and again, on December 4, 1934. Views of League of Nations council reviewing the situation. (They later concluded, on October 7, 1935, that Italy violated Article 12 of the League Covenant, by its invasion on October 3rd.) Crowds are seen demonstrating in Ethiopia. Italian forces are seen embarked on a ship as part of Italy's force buildup. Italian forces, including armor and infantry, are seen in their wholesale invasion from Eritrea, into Ethiopia, on October 3, 1935. With war declared, Ethopian troops muster in areas of the Capital, Addis Ababa. Ethopian tribesmen are seen answering the call to arms
Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany ca.1934. Massed Storm troopers and spectators salute Hitler.An artillery piece is fired. Hitler personally recognizing loyal Storm troopers. Animated map of Asia, showing Japanese occupation of Manchuria, and Italian occupation of Ethiopia. Newspaper headlines describe Britain and France hesitating to support League of Nations oil sanctions against Italy; and U.S. increasing its oil exports to Italy by 600% (ca. 1935). Hitler and Hermann Goering looking pleased in Hitler's private railroad car. Adolf Hitler at a planning table covered with maps. German citizens traveling abroad and Joachim von Ribbentrop visiting London, as ambassador to Great Britain, in 1936. View of Léon Degrelle and his Catholic-fascist, Rexist party in Belgium (ca. 1936). View of Colonel Francois de la Rocque speaking at a Cross of Fire (Croix-de-Feu) party night rally in France.Konrad Henlein,leader of the Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia. Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian National Socialist official, seen in an automobile during a parade. Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, addressing followers and defending Hitler. Street scenes of public disorder attributed to Nazi sympathizers in France and Belgium. Mass meeting of the German American Bund in Madison Square Garden, New York City,1939. U.S. flags and picture of George Washington decorate stage. Fritz Julius Kuhn addresses the gathering and members rough up a protester. Views of heavy industry in Germany, especially steel manufacturing for remilitarization. Persons working at a German concentration camp. Dramatized execution by machine gun. View of Heinrich Himmler. German President Paul von Hindenburg. German national conscription of 1935. German youth training pilots with gliders. German paratroopers, Junkers 52 aircraft, soldiers goosestep, tanks. Ju 87 Stuka plane. German invasion of Rhineland, 1936. Construction of Siegfried Line. Antitank barriers, bunkers, dragons teeth. Hitler visiting Westwall. German military parade.
Gifts given to traffic policemen in Rome, Italy. A historical building in the background. People crowd on a street. A man gives gifts to the traffic police. The gifts are kept at the center of the road in a growing pile beside a policeman on duty. From a December 14, 1959 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier.
Professor Eugen Sänger's design for self-cooling rocket motor, March 20, 1934. Drawing of Rocket motor S.R.4, from April 14, 1934, designed with a cooling coil around the combustion chamber jacket. Drawing of Motor S.R.5, from April 24, 1934, with exits in the combustion chamber and nozzle only from cooling coils. Picture of the S.R.5 motor. Sänger's drawings for a self-demanding pumping head in single and double piston designs. Such a rocket motor, designed on May 13, 1934, to generate 100 Kg of thrust. Pictures of the S.R.5 rocket motor and test apparatus, with it firmly fastened to a steel plate to keep it from moving during the burn test. Closeup of the actual burn test in Professor Sänger's workshop, Vienna Austria.
Following his death in 1933, Reinhold Tiling's work on rocketry was carried forward by his brother, Richard, who successfully worked on perfecting projectile missiles,and especially on improving the explosion safety of propellants, during 1934. A photograph of several rockets is shown, followed by a series of animated design sketches. Slate refers to Swirl nozzle provided with rotating projectile in describing one sketch. Another is described as Richard Tiling's design of Projectile missiles to shoot down aircraft. Richard Tiling and assistants are shown standing over many rocket projectiles in preparation for a demonstration before the Navy and the Army Ordnance Department in Meppen on April 17, 1934 (in which they were shot distances reaching 12 thousand meters). View of a 10 centimeter rocket on its launching stand. Richard Tiling and assistants placing a missile on a stand. Views of 10 and 15 centimeter missiles at a demonstration in Cuxhaven in Summer, 1934. The missiles are shown on the ground. Launching stand for direct and indirect fire with special "Dickkopf" missile. Catapult launch frame for 10 and 15 centimeter projectiles in April, 1934. Photograph of a 10 cm projectile being fired.
Destruction due to avalanches in Northern Italy. Snow covered buildings and huts. People remove snow with spades. People remove snow from a damaged house. Heavy snow on the ground and houses. People struggle to clear it and search for avalanche survivors. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.