Third test of an Achenstaber rocket by Klaus Riedel, and associates. View of another test stand structure, inside a small metal building. The test stand erected outside the building, next to a steep hill, where a group of people are assembled to witness the test rocket firing. Interior view of the operating station, with liquid oxygen and another pressure tank seen along with pressure gauges. A dynamometer for measuring the rocket thrust. The smallest and largest combustion chambers. Model of the Pilot Rocket having 750 Kg thrust, the starting point for a manned rocket. A man poses with the prototype rocket motor. A precursor for the Pilot Rocket, with thrust of 250 Kg is seen laid out horizontally on a stand and then in a launch test stand. Closeup on the test stand. A crew loading the precursor Pilot Rocket and a pre-fabricated test stand, onto a truck for transport to a site in Magdeburg, Germany. The crew setting the test stand and 250-Kg-thrust rocket in place at Magdeburg. Fueling the rocket with liquid oxygen. Condensate fumes rising. Test firing of the rocket motor while fastened to the test stand. The rocket burns smoothly, as seen from afar. Next is the first test firing of a large liquid-fueled rocket, on June 29, 1933, at Magdeburg. A large crowd of spectators gathered around the rocket and stand, as technicians do final refueling. Rudolf Nebel explaining the rocket to members of press and officials. Nebel giving signal to fire the rocket engine. View of fire streaming from the 250-Kg-thrust rocket on the stand as it slowly rises and heads horizontally, to impact the ground about 50 yards away.
General (Generalleutnant) Dietmar in Magdeburg, Germany during World War II. German military commander General Dietmar stands with members of his staff, as Americans come to formally arrest him. He carries on an extended conversation with a translator. View of destroyed bridge span over the Elbe River, Magdeburg, Germany. German General Dietmar walks along sandy shore accompanied by German soldiers carrying a White flag with Red Cross on it. They are met by U.S. Army soldiers who escort them. German General Detmar conversing with captors and then walking with German soldier carrying the red cross flag. accompanied by American officers through rubble strewn street of Magdeburg.
U.S. and Russian Generals at U.S. 30th Division, XIX Corps Headquarters in Magdeburg, Germany during World War II. The Generals inspect Color Guards of U.S. 30th Division. A convoy of army jeeps with the Generals arrives at the headquarters. A group of soldiers marches. The Generals inspect the Color Guard. Major General Leland Hobbs talks to a Russian General.
Germany in ruins. Aerial views of skeleton buildings and rubble in Leipzig. Industrial Magdeburg is destroyed by dive bombers of the U.S. Tactical Air Forces. The huge Krupp tank factory is destroyed. Partially finished tanks on an assembly line. The stone swastika is replaced with stars and stripes. U.S. troops ( Yank troops ) blast a surrounding stone swastika. A huge rallying stadium serves as a parade ground for the yank troops.
Newsreel titled 'Allied Drives Split Germany'. Allied troops, tanks and soldiers fight a fierce battle on the streets of Leipzig and gain the control. Allied soldiers seize and guard the radio station in Leipzig. Allied forces win Nuremberg and Braunschweig. Destroyed buildings and houses after the fight. A German commander surrenders to American Major General. Glimpses of Hitler's speech at Nuremberg in 1932. U.S. soldiers atop the same stadium building in 1944. British Army men prisoners liberated and given food and cigarettes. A camp near river Rhine where German prisoners are released and Nazi army officers surrender. German Generals arrested by the Allied Forces. Soldiers of the 3rd Army explore stashed gold and currency reserves of Germany hidden in a salt mine. They also recover stolen art and classic paintings from German museums. Civilians registered by Allied military officials. A crowd in market hears suspension of Nazi government. Nazi army uniforms, arms, caps and badges in a stack to be destroyed. A map showing German-Russian frontier. Russian tanks rushing into German borders after bombing their bases. Tanks advance between destroyed houses, rising smoke and explosion from fights. U.S. and British forces bombing Magdeburg on the Elba river.
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.