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).
Hermann Göring, in military uniform, broadcasts announcement of Germany's intent to rearm, in 1935. View of Adolf Hitler, in uniform, reviewing German troops, assembled in formation at the Lustgarten in Berlin, and on parade in grass field stadium. Scene shifts back to Göring reading text of his broadcast, and then to momentary glimpse of Russian tank in Red Square.(Germany and Russia collaborated on military hardware during interwar period.) An unmarked Russian T26 tank with cylindrical turret, displaying "T-149" on its lower front. A variety of tanks being run through trials, dropping over steep obstacles, moving through rivers, and plunging through obstacles. German gun crew with a 122mm field howitzer. Closeup of soldiers working at the breech area. Troops with rifles engaged in field exercises, taking prone positions and crawling along on the ground. German Navy (Kriegsmarine) sailor signaling with semaphore flags. German soldiers firing machine gun. Wehrmacht eagle and swastika on his helmet. German cavalry on horseback. Hitler youth marching segueing into German army troops marching. German boys jumping segueing into German paratroopers jumping from Junkers Ju-52 transport planes. Likewise, German youth receiving award turns into German soldier receiving Iron Cross medal. Similar transition leading to German Luftwaffe pilot donning helmet in airplane cockpit. A Junkers 87 Stuka dive bomber taking off from a grass field. Formation of 6 Stukas in flight overhead. German Hitler youth cheering. A line of German Heinkel He 50 dive bomber aircraft parked side-by-side with engines running, on an airfield and then in loose formation flying overhead. Low flying German airplanes laying down smoke screens. Heinkel He 60 float planes dropping ordnance in water. View from German Navy scout plane flying low past a German warship. Goering speaking again. Hitler reviewing marching troops. The German light Cruiser Königsberg. A German gunboat. A line of German warships in formation. Hitler casually rendering the Nazi salute from a balcony, as crowd below cheers him. Closeup of Adolf Hitler. Nazi storm troopers marching in nighttime torchlight parade. Hitler on a balcony with others,at night, as crowds below cheer.
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.