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.
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.
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.