United States B-17 aircraft drop bombs to destroy railroad marshaling yards in Kassel, Germany. Bombs impact causing fire and smoke. A U.S. Army Air Force B-17 is hit by flak causing fire in one of the engines. Dramatic footage of crew members jumping out of the burning plane and descending with parachutes as fire spreads in their Flying Fortress. Bombs away view as bombs are released over Kassel Germany.
German Jagdtiger tank destroyer, with "Porsche" running gear, being tested at tank testing grounds associated with the Henschel Werk III tank factory in Mittelfeld near Kassel, Germany, soon after conclusion of World War 2 in Europe. Tank is tested in forward and reverse. Affect of running in piled dirt is evaluated. (The filmed Vehicle is # 305004, which was eventually shipped back to the UK and is now at the Tank Museum at Bovington.)
Allies post-war testing of German tanks at testing grounds near the Henschel tank manufacturing works (Werk III) in Mittelfeld, near Kassel, Germany. Tiger cub tank with plow attached rolls across terrain and digs a ditch. The ditch is inspected by several civilians. Detail of bogey wheel suspension on 30-ton Tiger Tank.
A building is shown labeled number 5 , displaying a red cross symbol. American soldiers direct a German officer and a German civilian official to pose for photograps in front of a railroad car in Dachau, Germany. Railroad car on a railway track. Building in the background. Officer and official march towards railroad car. A stack of dry hay near the railroad car. A sign on the dar reads 'Kassel'. The men stand in front of the railroad car and are photographed from head to toe.
Red Cross women with servicemen in Wiesbaden, Germany. A sign reads 'Kassel Air Strip R-12'. A lake behind the Wiesbaden Red Cross club. Servicemen and Red Cross girls in kayaks. RC girls and servicemen leave the kayaks. A mountain in left foreground. RC girls sitting on a bench.
Nazi soldiers at attention with guns drawn in Berlin during World War 2. U.S. soldiers on watch from damaged Berlin building. Man watching Berlin wall with binoculars while sitting in car. Pan American passenger airplane in flight after the war. Pan American passenger reading Time and other magazines. Aerial view of Berlin early 1960s. Pan American plane landing at Tempelhof Airport. Pan American passengers descending to tarmac under sign that reads, "Today Pan American has completed 93153 Transatlantic Crossings" Brandenburg Gate early 1960s. Drive through Brandenburg Gate in the 1920s. Drive through Berlin in the 1920s. Tourist bus flying American flag departs in Berlin 1920s. Berlin University 1920s. Early Nazis driving in Berlin streets. Hitler saluting parade. Hitler addressing Germans. Berlin in ruins Spring 1945 as tanks pass in front of Brandenburg Gate. Old starving woman walks on streets of Berlin amist ruins in 1945. Ruins of Berlin include Reichstag Building during 1945 battle. Women and children emerging from underground Berlin bunker in 1945, to a scene of devastation and rubble in the city. Ground view of the ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche or Gedächtniskirche). Interior of ruined Reichstag Building. Potsdam Conference 1945, Map of WWII Europe. Berlin map, including official Berlin map with signatures showing Zones of Occupation. Germany allied control authority gathering including American, British, and Soviet representatives. French, American, Soviet flags in Germany. Rebuilding of Berlin mostly by women clearing rubble, using shovels, wheelbarrows and cleaning old bricks for reuse. Over crowded train in Germany post-WWII filled with civilian refugees abandoning the cities and heading to the countryside of Germany to resettle.