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The Western Town Gate, Town Wall, and Plonlein Street in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany.

Famous tourist destinations and architecture in Germany. The Western Town Gate, Town Wall, and Plonlein Street in Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber. Vehicles move on the streets. People gather outside the buildings.

Date: 1937
Duration: 1 min 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Funeral procession in Germany for German Generalmajor Adelbert Schulz, head of the 7th Panzer Division.

Funeral procession in Germany for German Generalmajor Adelbert Schulz killed in action on January 28, 1944. A tank and German officers in formation. A Nazi banner in view. Snow covered land surrounded by trees. Nazi soldiers lined on side. Military band plays trumpets. Nazi officers pay respect. Wreath placed on the grave. Banner on wreath includes words "Pz. Rgt. Rothenburg", short for Panzerregiment Rothenburg or Panzer Regiment Rothenburg. That was the nickname of the 25th Panzer Regiment, part of the 7th Panzer Division, in honor of General Karl Rothenburg, who commanded it until he was killed in 1941.

Date: 1944, February
Duration: 53 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Adolf Hitler opens the 1937 International Automobile Exhibit in Berlin, Germany.

Adolf Hitler at opening of the International Auto Show in Berlin on 20 February 1937. He strolls along a street, past a military honor guard. He is accompanied by several Storm Troopers (Sturmabteilung). Hitler walks up to and shakes hands with members of a German motorcycle racing team, standing next to their machines. He then greets and shakes hands with three racing car drivers standing near their machines. View of crowd enthusiastically greeting Hitler. Next, the racing cars drive along the street, followed by Hitler and companions in his Mercedes-Benz W150 770 Paradewagenen. The rest of his entourage follows in open staff cars. Glimpse of Military honor guard presenting arms in salute. View of the motorcade driving toward the camera, along the Unter den Linden, with the Brandenburg Gate in the background. Spectators line the sidewalks. The motorcade passes a long line of German military motorcyclists standing next to their machines. The motorcade stops there where Hitler steps from the lead car and crosses the street to enters the building housing the Auto Show, which is guarded by black uniformed SS troops standing along the sidewalk. Images of the Berlin 1937 Auto Show illustrated Posters advertising the "Internationale Automobil und Motorrad Ausstellung" (International automobile and motorcycle exhibition). Poster shows stylized artistic drawings of cars and sketch of the Brandenburg Gate. Inside the building a stage is lined with a group of trumpeters in fancy regalia, playing a fanfare. Nazi swastika banners are massed in the back of the stage. From a podium on stage Hitler delivers a short address to open the event, in which he reiterates his desire to have a low-price car produced for the ordinary people of Germany. Closeup of Joseph Goebbels with arms folded, in the audience. View of men in fancy regalia holding Nazi swastika banners. Next, Goebbels is seen at the podium, acting as a cheer leader for the National Socialistic Party (Nazi Party), the German nation, and its leader, Adolf Hitler. He leads the audience in chanting "Zieg Heil." three times. Curtains part revealing automobiles on display. Closeup of the front of a Daimler Benz car. Adolf Hitler leads others entering the exhibit floor, accompanied by executives of the automotive industry. Goebbels is seen at his side, next to Dr. H.C. Wilhelm Kissel, who became the first chairman of the Board of Daimler-Benz AG in 1937. Closeup of Hitler reaching out to a car, as Kissel stands near, behind him. Hitler and Kissel converse and Hitler embraces him and expresses his enthusiasm. Again Hitler reaches out to the car, commenting as he does. View of the exhibit floor filled with cars and people. Closeup of Hitler conversing with civilian auto executives as he stands next to a streamlined Adler 2,5 Liter Type 10 Cabriolet automobile. Closeup of the chrome embellished hood and front bumper of the Adler car. Hitler closely examining the tread of an auto tire. Closeup of transparent cutaway showing inside of a car hood. Hitler standing on the opposite side of the car. Hitler stands with several men discussing a DKW-Union automobile with its side hood panels raised. Men discussing the new Opel Admiral sedan introduced at this auto show. (The car was powered by a newly developed 3,626 cc straight-six engine.) Hitler with others, looking under the hood at the engine. Sketch of a German artificial rubber tire factory. View of materials used in tire manufacture. Closeups of tires. BMW R6 motorcycle and other motorcycles. Remainder of film devoted to engines, and many cars made by DKW-Union.

Date: 1937, February 20
Duration: 5 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Actions of Axis and Allied powers on brink of World War II in period 1937-1939.

Japanese troops parade for Emperor Hirohito, mounted upon a white horse. Italian troops goosestep and German troops goosestep on parade. View of Austrian town with snow-covered Alps mountains in background as German troops enter Austria on March 13, 1938 during the Anschluss. Local citizens welcome them, displaying swastika flags and giving Nazi straight arm salutes. Troops, military vehicles, tanks, motorcycles, and horse-drawn artillery comprise the German invading force. Shifts to Spain, where war torn buildings reflect effects of German and Italian intervention during the Spanish Civil War. A donkey standing near field artillery piece. Artillery being fired from an urban park in Spain. Artilleryman using a range finder. German gun crew with heavy artillery piece. Soldiers wearing Adrian steel helmets, firing a two-wheeled water-cooled machine gun. Spanish carrying wounded on stretcher. Spanish civilians inadvertently slain during civil war conflict. Starving dog walking in street. Huge poster of Francisco Franco and view of him on reviewing stand saluting marching Nationalist troops. Repeat of Hirohito reviewing troops and Italian and German troops goosestep. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini stand together in open car heading to Fuhrerbau in Munich, Germany, for signing of Agreement between Germany, Italy, Britain, and France in 1938.Neville Chamberlain, and Edouard Daladier riding in car to Fuhrerbau. Views of the principals signing the accords. Hermann Goering seen. In Italy, Mussolini waves to cheering crowd from balcony. German troops enter Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) greeted by joyous ethnic German inhabitants.German military brass band playing in open trucks. Signpost pointing to Prag; Eger; Joachimsta; and Komotau. German troops marching into Prague.Italian Destroyer in port, as Italy invades Albania in 1939. An Italian L3/33 tankette being unloaded from a ship.Bicycle troops riding in Albania. German gun position overlooking river. Hitler at Reichstag mocks Roosevelt plea to stop invasions.

Date: 1938
Duration: 4 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Hermann Wilhelm Goering represents Hitler at Heroes' memorial day ceremonies in 1938

The opening scene depicts Heldengedenktag (Heroes' memorial day) in Berlin, March 13,1938. It shows the spartan interior of the Neue Wache (New Guard) World War One memorial on Unter den Linden. A cross stands above masses of flowers and a flame burns next to it. A sentry stands outside the building. View of the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great, nearby in the center of Unter den Linden. Camera pans back across the front of the New Guard building showing soldiers in formation on either side. Accompanied by two officers, Hermann Goering in uniform, including steel helmet, walks behind soldiers as they carry a large floral wreath across the square and into the New Guard building. View from inside as they enter and place the wreath. Closeup of the wreath shows a ribbon with words: "Adolf Hitler." The two officers render a Nazi salute and Goering salutes with his Luftwaffe Field Marshal's baton. Throughout the sequence,the war song, "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden," is softly played as a slow dirge in the background. Scene shifts completely to a hall at night, in Vienna, Austria, as Goering gives a speech referring to Adolf Hitler. View of St. Stephen's cathedral and scenes from several days prior, as crowds cheer in Heldenplatz about the Anschluss (annexation of Austria by Germany). Animated map showing the territorial annexation. Slate displaying the slogan: "Ein Volk; Ein Reich; Ein Fuhrer" (One people; one nation; one leader.) (Note: Regarding the New Guard, in Berlin: Since 1993, it has been the Central Memorial of the Federal Republic of Germany for the victims of war and tyranny. The eternal flame was replaced by a Four- times-enlarged copy of the bronze sculpture, "Mother with Dead Son,"by Kaethe Kollwitz, on a slab of black granite in the center of the room underneath the oculus. Her original small bronze made in 1937, resides in the Kaethe Kollwitz Museum in Charlottenburg.)

Date: 1938, March 13
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Science fiction filming and actual rocket-related activities and events in Germany

A 1940 movie entitled "Weltraum Schiff I Startet Eine Technische Fantasie" (Space Ship I launches a technical fantasy). Imaginary view of moon shining over Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen in the future. Views of a huge hangar and industrial complex with a rocket on a launch pad. A large crowd is gathered and listens to a technician speak about a moon rocket.project. Supposedly, the director of the Friedrichshafen airship shipyard speaks to some reporters about aircraft, flying, rocketry, and space travel, while speaking about manned rocket flight to the moon. He answers questions from members of the press corps. Animated pictures show critical distance for escaping earth's gravity and other aspects of a moon flight. Posters of various German Dornier airplanes line the briefing room, including: a circa 1937 Dornier Do 17; Dornier Do 24 3-engined flying boat; Do-X 6-engined flying boat; Dornier Do J II Wal; Dornier Do-19 aircraft; Dornier Do-18 push-pull twin engine flying boat, and the mammoth Do-X twelve-engine flying boat with its date, 1929, stenciled on the bottom of its left wing. From this point on, the narrator continues speaking but the images are of actual applications of rocketry to land vehicles and aircraft. View of a small rocket fired from a tilted trough type launcher. A sign warns about fire explosives ("Vorsicht Mit Feuer SprengstoffI"). Igniter being wired to rockets on the Opel RAK-2 rocket propelled car. Max Valier sitting in his rocket propelled car Valier RAK-6. Fritz Von Opel sitting in his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2. Fritz Von Opel driving his rocket propelled car, Opel RAK-2 at Avus track in Berlin on May 23, 1928. A sign above the seating area reads: "Zeitnahme" (Timekeeping). Driven by 24 solid-fuel rockets, the car raises smoke and dust in its wake as it reaches a speed of 230 km/h (143 mph). Brief view of the Opel-Sander Opel RAK-.3 Zopeltra rocket rail rider racing along a track in 1928. The Opel-Sander RAK-1 rocket propelled airplane on a launching rail. With Opel at the controls, It fires up and takes off in a cloud of smoke, at Frankfurt-am-Main airport, on 30 September 1929. A rocket test resulting in failure, as the rocket tumbles to the ground after rising only a short distance after launch. Men gather around a liquid oxygen tank as it fuels a rocket car driven by Max Valier. His white car is seen speeding along the ramp of an airport, past a twin engine high-wing monoplane. Next, Valier is seen in April 1930, smiling as he sits in his liquid rocket propelled car, surrounded by spectators. Glimpse of a rocket vehicle on a railway, as it fires up sending a cloud of smoke that obscures the scene completely. A poster showing starry sky and reading:"Die Erreichbarkeit Der Himmelskorper" (The accessibility of the celestial body). Fingers working rapidly on an arithmetic calculator. Fumes rising from a beaker of liquid oxygen. A technician (hands only, seen) pours liquid into one of a number of beakers in a laboratory. It produces a chemical reaction causing dark smoke to rise from the beaker.

Date: 1940
Duration: 6 min 15 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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