A film depicts scenes of the rise of the NSDAP (Nazi Party) in Germany from 1921 to 1933. Early parades of Nazi Party and crowd in Germany. Adolf Hitler arrives at Nazi Party meetings. Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels speaks. Party members gives a salute. Demonstration and riot in Munich in Marienplatz area, between Communist KPD members and NSDAP browshirts, and police, known as the Beer Hall Putsch or Munich Putsch in November 1923. Newspaper headlines of Erich Ludendorff and Adolf Hitler jailed. A man writes on a Nazi Party card. Joseph Goebbels at his office. Baldur von Schirach exits a building. Italian members of the Fascist Party arrive by car on visit in Germany.
Spectators are gathered on the steps at the left side of the Propyläen in Königsplatz, Munich. Quartermaster General (Generalquartiermeister) Erich Ludendorff, and several army officers walk forward, from the nearby doorway. Next, a procession of Sturm Abteilung (Storm troopers) is seen, wearing Nazi armbands. They parade in the streets of Munich, carrying Nazi flags. Several thousand assemble in Königsplatz. Next, General Ludendorff is seen on the steps of the Glyptothek (in Königsplatz) surrounded by civilians.
Famous tourist destinations, landmarks, and architecture in Munich, Germany before World War 2. View of Marienplatz with the Town Hall to its right and Frauenkirche in the background. View of St. Peters Church and the Karlstor (or Charles Gate) while looking west on Neubauer Strasse. A tram moves under the gate. Cars and people on a street. Shops on either side of the street including the Hamburg-Amerika Line office. Views of the Former Royal Palace (Munich Residenz or Munich Residence) with streetcar trams, horse carts, and pedestrians in the foreground, the Deutsches Museum or German Museum, the University of Munich and the National Theater Munich. A fountain in front of the university. A girl feeds pigeons.
View of Ellis Loring Dresel, United States commissioner to Germany and chargé d'affaires for the United States in Germany, seen standing beside a building in Berlin. Men gather for the signing of the United States peace treaty with Germany in Berlin, almost three years after the World War I armistice was signed. Mr. Dresel and two other diplomats enter a 1920's car parked on the street, as a small crowd stands by. The Treaty document is shown for the camera, bearing the signature of Ellis Loring Dresel.
Officials sign the Munich Pact in Munich, Germany, permitting Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in Munich along with German officers. French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier speaks to a German officer. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini enter a building. The officials sign the Munich Agreement.
U.S. soldiers raid houses in Munich in search of suspects during World War II. Line of tanks, jeeps, and half tracks along roads and streets of Munich on swoop raid. Army vehicles move through bombed out Munich. Infantrymen run along street of Munich. Soldiers raid house for suspected under grounders. Soldiers search a house. A man being arrested. Suspect enters a Command Post. Officer questions the suspect. Suspected homes being raided by soldiers, arrests are made and suspects being brought in for questioning. Suspects leave the Command Post afterwards.