Adolf Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess, addresses all leading national socialists of the world. He emphasizes the peace and freedom of Germany. He reaffirms Fuhrer Adolf Hitler's faith in the Sturmabteilung or SA (the Paramilitary Organization of Nazi Party) after the Roehm Purge (Night of the Long Knives).
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.
Designs by various international scientists and inventors who have contributed to solving the problems of rocket motor development, based on the German preparatory work. Their combustion chamber designs owe much to the German pioneers in the field. Shown are design sketches by Russian scientist, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Ziolkowsky) in 1914; French inventor Henri Melot, in 1920; German Friedrich Zander, in 1931; Bull, 1932; The American Rocket Society, with several designs from 1932; and The Cleveland Rocket Society. Views of rocket combustion research mactivity by Ernst Loebell of the Cleveland Rocket Society in 1933. He is seen outdoors in the snow with his apparatus. View of Loebell's test firing stand, and a picture of an actual test firing, outdoors. Ernst Loebell with model and rocket motor from his spaceship projects of 1934 and at the International Exposition dedicated to Art and Technology in Modern Life held in Paris, 1937. Cutaway views of the spaceship. The rocket motor wrapped in cooling coils. Rocket motor design by John Shesta of the American Rocket Society, from 1934. Design by Rene Armengaud of France, in 1934 and Deich in 1935
Scene is in the Luitpoldhalle meeting hall at the Nazi party Congress Grounds (Reichsparteitagsgelände) in Nuremberg Germany, during the 6th Party Congress of 1934. Rudolf Hess strides to the podium and simply says "The leader speaks," whereupon the assembly cheers enthusiastically, as Adolf Hitler stands quietly at the podium, until the cheering subsides. He then begins his speech noting that the 6th Party Congess is ending. As he continues to speak about the significance of the National Socialist Party, extoling its virtues and importance, the camera shows closeups of party leaders listening, including: Rudolf Hess; Joseph Goebbels; Hermann Goering; Heinrich Himmler; Baldur von Schirach, and others. As Hitler reminisces about the days when it was hard to be a National Socialist, the assembly responds with cheers of recognition. Thereafter, the film shifts back and forth between Hitler at the podium, and scenes of the audience responding, and of individuals listening intently. Glimpse of Goering standing and looking about, as Hess takes the podium in the noisy wake of Hitler's speech. Hitler giving arm-bent Nazi half salute. As enthusiastic cheering continues, Hess turns again and salutes Hitler. But it is difficult to quiet the crowd. Finally, Hess shouts that the "The Party is Hitler's but Germany is Hitler's and Hitler is Germany's (Die Partei ist Hitler, aber Deutschland ist Hitler und Hitler ist Deutschland). Then he turns and leads a round of "Sieg Heils" for Hitler. Then the entire assembly begins to sing the Nazi Party anthem (Horst-Wessel lied), in a slow deliberate tempo, as light fills the stage area of the hall. Camera focuses on a giant swastika, zooms in, and fades to marching troops.
On the one year anniversary of Adolf Hitler rising to power as Chancellor and Fuhrer in Germany, Americans assemble in Madison Square Garden, New York to denounce Adolf Hitler's ascendancy in Germany. People gathered in Madison Square Garden including New York Governor Al Smith, Ray Moley (seen speaking at podium), Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia (also seen speaking at podium). Views of dignitaries on platform and of the gathering of 20,000 attendees in Madison Square Garden. Photographers click pictures. People watch and listen. From a March 12, 1959 newsreel featuring events from 25 years earlier.
Nazi rise to power, rearmament and remilitarization of Germany leading up to World War 2, and actions related the Nuremberg Trials held at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg, Germany, following World War II. Exterior view of the Reichstag in Berlin. Joseph Goebbels at desk during the Nuremberg Trials. Hans Bernd Gisevius, former official of the Berlin police administration, testifies concerning his investigation of the Reichstag fire. Hans Gisevius relates how Goebbels recruited reliable Nazis to intentionally burn down the Reichstag as a propaganda stunt to help the Nazi movement. Nuremberg War Trial defendants stand in their dock including Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Karl Donitz, Erich Raeder, Baldur von Schirach and Fritz Sauckel. Close up of Herman Goring. Footage showing firefighters spraying water on smoking ruins of Reichstag following Reichstag fire in 1933. A German police officer stands guard at the smoking ruins of the Reichstag. View from a high ridge of League of Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva, and then inside the League of Nations meeting chamber during the disarmament conference of 1933. View of a Nazi submarine launching in 1934. Steel mill operations and Industrial war materiel operations in Germany in the early 1930's as Germany rearmed and restarted war production. A Nazi party meeting in Germany where General Werner von Blomberg announces compulsory military service. View of legal document describing new military service law. View of conscripted civilian German men with suitcases marching forward report for mandatory military training. Nazi forces in training march goosestep at training camp; Junkers 52 aircraft in background. Soldiers goosestep while walking bicycles in a line. Nazi troops trained. Scenes of remilitarization of Rhineland, violating terms of the Treaty of Versailles, as Nazi troops in 1936 march over the Hohenzollern Bridge crossing the River Rhine, with Cologne Cathedral rising in the background.