Nazi rally in Nuremberg, Germany ca.1934. Massed Storm troopers and spectators salute Hitler.An artillery piece is fired. Hitler personally recognizing loyal Storm troopers. Animated map of Asia, showing Japanese occupation of Manchuria, and Italian occupation of Ethiopia. Newspaper headlines describe Britain and France hesitating to support League of Nations oil sanctions against Italy; and U.S. increasing its oil exports to Italy by 600% (ca. 1935). Hitler and Hermann Goering looking pleased in Hitler's private railroad car. Adolf Hitler at a planning table covered with maps. German citizens traveling abroad and Joachim von Ribbentrop visiting London, as ambassador to Great Britain, in 1936. View of Léon Degrelle and his Catholic-fascist, Rexist party in Belgium (ca. 1936). View of Colonel Francois de la Rocque speaking at a Cross of Fire (Croix-de-Feu) party night rally in France.Konrad Henlein,leader of the Sudeten German Party in Czechoslovakia. Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian National Socialist official, seen in an automobile during a parade. Sir Oswald Ernald Mosley, addressing followers and defending Hitler. Street scenes of public disorder attributed to Nazi sympathizers in France and Belgium. Mass meeting of the German American Bund in Madison Square Garden, New York City,1939. U.S. flags and picture of George Washington decorate stage. Fritz Julius Kuhn addresses the gathering and members rough up a protester. Views of heavy industry in Germany, especially steel manufacturing for remilitarization. Persons working at a German concentration camp. Dramatized execution by machine gun. View of Heinrich Himmler. German President Paul von Hindenburg. German national conscription of 1935. German youth training pilots with gliders. German paratroopers, Junkers 52 aircraft, soldiers goosestep, tanks. Ju 87 Stuka plane. German invasion of Rhineland, 1936. Construction of Siegfried Line. Antitank barriers, bunkers, dragons teeth. Hitler visiting Westwall. German military parade.
Anachronistic mixture of scenes from Germany, circa 1935, Italy, circa 1915, and World War 2. Opening sequence shows Waffen SS troops goosestepping on parade in Nuremberg,Bavaria, circa 1935. Then a scene is inserted of Italian Generalissimo Luigi Cadorna, Chief of Staff, Italian Army, in World War 1, who salutes while reviewing troops. This is followed by scenes of grim-faced civilians watching German forces occupy their countries in World War II. Finally a radio tower and antenna are shown.
Events following Sixth Nazi Party Congress meeting at Nuremberg in 1934. Reichsarbeitsdienst (Labor Service) rally in Nuremberg. Reichsarbeitsdienst flag flies from a pole. Fuhrer Adolf Hitler arrives and gives a Nazi salute to his rally. Military drills by men carrying shovels. Men play drums. A German officer speaks to Fuhrer Hitler. Hitler gives his speech on the merits of the Labor Service and praises them for their work in rebuilding Germany. Men lined up holding Nazi flags. They march on a field. This is an excerpted segment from from the production "Triumph of the Will".
Events following Sixth Nazi Party Congress meeting in Nuremberg in 1934. A torchlight SA (Sturmabteilung) parade in Nuremberg shows men marching at night. SA Chief of Staff Viktor Lutze addresses his men. Segment is from production "Triumph of the Will".
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.
First segment from production "Triumph of the Will". Sixth Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg in 1934. Fuhrer Hitler's Deputy Rudolf Hess inaugurates the Sixth Nazi Party Congress and speaks into a microphone. German officials sit and listen. He welcomes foreign delegates and says that representatives of army are under orders of Fuhrer Adolf Hitler. Hermann Goring, Fuhrer Hitler and Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels seated. The crowd applauds. He says 'You are the guarantee of our victory' and gives a Nazi salute. Hitler approaches and shakes hands with Rudolf Hess. Alfred Rosenberg in his speech addresses the Congress. He says the work which started after 1918 will be continued. Press Chief Dr. Otto Dietrich speaks into a microphone. He says truth is the basis of press and we have to say truth about Germany to the world. Fritz Todt speaks. He says 52000 men have started working on highway and more will join. Fritz Reinhardt speaks about adding more values to finance ministry. Richard Walther Darre, Julius Streicher, Robert Ley and Hans Frank speak. Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels says that may the high flame of our enthusiasm never die. Konstantin Hierl says that German people are ready for German labor service.