Street scene in Nuremberg, Germany, with enthusiastic crowds cheering from the sidewalk. in front of the Liebfrauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). They greet German Chancellor Adolf Hitler who rides past, standing in an open motorcar. SS and SA troopers parade, holding straight arm salute as they march. Hitler reviews the parade. German Army troops in steel helmets parade in goosestep. Troops ride motorbikes.
Scenes from Nuremberg Trials, including footage of prior events being discussed in the trials. Nazi officer reads an announcement to Hilter and Nazi leadership confirming the March 7, 1936 occupation and remilitarization of the Rhineland by the German Army, and the loyalty of the German Army. German Army rally and parade is held in Nuremberg. Soldiers march and goosestep, along with Nazi leadership such as Hermann Goering, while Hitler speaks assuring peaceful intentions by Germany. German officials Goering, Rader, and von Neurath arrive at special meeting with Hitler and Generals von Blomberg and von Fritsch in November 1937 to plan conquer of Czechoslovakia and Austria. Tall meeting chamber doors under armed guard. Scenes from February 1938 Berchtesgaden meeting arranged by von Papen with Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg, Hitler, Keitel, and von Ribbentrop walking on grounds. Car approaches Berghof. Guido Schmidt, former foreign minister of Austria seen at the meeting, and then seen on stand testifying at Nuremberg trials concerning Hitler's decision to annex Austria. Scenes of German troops marching and a night-time rally parade in Austria. View of Schuschnigg on March 9, 1938 at podium during meeting announcing a plebiscite vote on Austrian independence. Views of German newspaper headlines denouncing the plebiscite and demanding Schuschnigg's resignation. Crowd surrounds new Chancellor Arthur von Seyss-Inquart with Nazi salutes following Schuschnigg's resignation. Next is scenes of March 12, 1938 German Anschluss annexation of Austria. Initial German forces seen meeting some resistance by Austrian citizens. Germany army rolling into Austria and dismantling border gates. Hitler memo announces intent to annex Czechoslovakia. Operation Green leader Konrad Henlein seen walking in parade with officials. Scenes of Munich Pact signing ceremony. Czech President Hacha walks with Nazi leaders and enters car for meeting to hear German ultimatum. Map shows lands grabbed by German
Ceremonial flame burns at Zeppelin Field in Nuremberg, Germany. Adolf Hitler descends steps of the Tribune Grandstand accompanied by SS Head, Heinrich Himmler and SA Head Viktor Lutze. SS troops parade. Japanese and other foreign visitors are seen in the stands. The SA (Storm troopers) parade. Hitler walks amongst troops holding flags of various trooper contingents and shakes hands with some, as a band plays a melody punctuated by periodic artillery fire.
Hitler arriving in Nuremberg, for the Nazi Party Congress. Nazi Swastika flags everywhere, as well as local flags. German soldiers march carrying Nazi flags and other flags containing crowns and Prussian symbols. Hitler and Heinrich Himmler come out of the Deutscher Hof Hotel and review a formation of SS troops. Hitler drives in open car. Local spectators cheer and salute. Hitler enters a building and appears on a small balcony, with two other Nazi officials.
A major rally in Zeppelin Field, part of the Ninth Nazi Party Congress activities in Nuremberg, Germany between 6th -13th September, 1937. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler watches Sturmabteilung (Storm Troopers) parade. He stands on a car and reviews the parade. Civilians watch the parade. The soldiers hold flags of the Nazi Party. Members of the RAD (Reichsarbeitdienst or National Labor Service) are assembled in center of the field. They are stripped to the waist and carry shovels. They perform a drill with the shovels. The crowd cheers. Leader of the RAD, Konstantin Hierl, presents the 38,000 members assembled, to Adolf Hitler, who then greets them from the podium. The RAD members sing an anthem.
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.