Budapest 1942, during World War 2: The funeral procession of Lt. Istvan Horthy de Nagybanya, son of Hungarian regent Admiral Miklos Horthy. Mounted soldiers in the street. A large crowd gathered to pay homage. Officers walk along with the casket on a cart. Officers salute as soldiers carry the casket into the cathedral. A long line of people wait outside the cathedral to pay their respects. Soldiers carry the casket inside the cathedral. Banners stating: 'Adolf Hitler' and 'Benito Mussolini'. A banner with the Swastika. Officers give a Nazi salute. Foreign Minister of Germany Joachim Von Ribbentrop and of Italy Gian Galeazzo Ciano attend the services. The decorated casket. The officials and dignitaries seated inside the cathedral.
Images and testimony related to the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany in October 1946. Flashbacks of a variety of Nazi crimes against humanity during the years of World War II. Reference to testimony of Kenaris and Hans Frank in describing Nazi policies and methods for exterminating Poles and others. Pictures recording the implementation and results of Nazi policies; atrocities and murder of victims in Ouradour Sur Glane in France, in Bande in Belgium, in the Catacombe of San Callisto in Italy and in Czechoslovakia. Nazi forces seen leveling and destroying the town of Lidice in Czechoslovakia in 1942 in retaliation for the assassination of SS Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich. Corpses of the victims of the Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz, in 1945. Bones of humans in crematory ovens. Cramped starved camp victims in barracks. Stacks of luggage and suitcases of victims at a concentration camp, along with locks of hair, stacks of toothbrushes. Shaving cream brushes, shoes, clothing, and finally, piles of bones of camp victims. Testimony of Rudolf Franz Ferdinand Höss (sometimes spelled Höß or Hoess or Hess) describes concentration camps at Auschwitz in Poland. As scenes of victims in hospitals are shown, testimony of Rudolf Hoess is read, describing medical experiments include lowering the body temperature, injecting the body with poisons and infectious diseases and subjecting the body to high altitude pressure chambers. Shows pile of mutilated corpses.The "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign over the camp entrance of Auschwitz. Scenes of dead victims of Nazi brutality in the concentration camps.
Expansionist policies of Japan,Italy and Germany lead to World War II. Ceremonies at a baseball game in Japan. Emperor Hirohito reviews an honor guard. Militarization of Italy and Benito Mussolini addresses a large crow in Italy. Italy invades Ethiopia and Emperor Haile Selassie I rallies his people. An Italian representative speaks about Italian Japanese friendship in Japan. Germany attacks Austria and Nazi flags in the streets.
Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers bomb Genoa, Italy during World War II. Lancaster bombers on an airfield in England as they take off fro a night raid over Genoa, Italy. A map of Italy depicts the location of Genoa. Aerial view of thee city at night. Flares being dropped and then bombs descend and strike the city. Smoke rises due to the explosions. A rail road station being bombed. Flaks rise due to firing of anti aircraft guns. Searchlights drop and bombs being dropped in a second run over the city.
German tanks and infantry defend Italy against Allied forces during World War II. Map of Italy. Allied planes in flight. German troops load artillery shells in anti aircraft guns. They fire the guns. Damaged enemy planes on ground. Smoke rises.
German troops in Italy during World War II. German soldiers string barbed wires to put up a fence across a field in Southern Italy. Soldiers fire artillery at Allied positions and smoke rises.