Activities after reunion of Saarland with West Germany. Civilians move on a bridge. A truck loaded with soldiers moves on a street. Men unload bags of legal currency, Deutsche Mark, from the truck. Policemen watch as the bags are unloaded. Civilians stand outside a bank. They exchange the currency at the bank.
Displays diplomatic successes of the League of Nations. Map of the region of Saarland in Germany. International troops from League of Nations Countries to keep order in Saarland when voting takes place on plebiscite. British, Dutch, Italian and Swedish troops reviewed by High Commissioner Geoffry Knox. Shows people voting, ballot boxes and votes counted. Saarland returns to Germany.
Elections to choose between the leaders of Germany and the French faction in Saarland, Germany. People enter a building to vote. People cast their votes. Placing of the votes in the ballot box. Men count the votes. People give a large support to the French faction.
Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, carrying a Field Marshal's baton, lead a procession of Nazi officers and officials along a street in Saarbrücken, Germany, three years after the Saar territory rejoined Germany, in 1935. (This visit was included in Hitler's return from travel to the Sudetenland.) Next Hitler is seen standing in an open car as it passes a construction project, where some workers stand on scaffolding. On the street below, are Nazi officers and officials, and behind them, citizens fill the sidewalks. Joseph Goebbels is seen riding in the back seat of the car. Among business establishments along the street, they pass the Saarland Hotel, bedecked with swastikas. Some of the hotel staff wave from a balcony.
Civilians crossing steel Bridge across the Rhine (Rhein) River,at Saarbrucken, under observation by armed French troops in 1920. The bridge is partially obstructed by barbed wire obstacles deliberately placed. The roadbed is paved with stone blocks and has a rail line in it's center. The civilians appear to be heading to work. As they leave the bridge, heavy industrial facilities, including smoke stacks can be seen in the distance. At another bridge, British troops delay crossing citizens, as they search them. (Saarland was occupied jointly by the British and French, under League of Nations mandate following World War 1.) View of waterway from bridge, showing several commercial side-wheeler steam vessels. French troops man a machine gun emplacement.
Statue of Karl Marx on his grave stone in Highgate Cemetery, London. A picture of Karl Marx. Scenes in the Soviet Union. Soviet soldiers walking slowly in loose formation. Bolsheviks standing with a large banner. Damaged shops on a street. "One way" street signs in several languages. Large gathering of people carrying signs reading: "Frieden" (Peace, in German). A sign reading: "HALT, Landesgrenze" marking a German provincial boundary. A sign in German, designating the customs border at Furth im Wald, Bavaria ("Zollgrenz-Bezirk, Furth i.Wald"). East German border guards setting obstacles and sentry paths. Picture of Günter Litfin, a twenty-four-year-old tailor, who swam across the Spree Canal to West Germany on 24 August 1961. View of him being fatally shot from across the border, by East German guards, as he is being pulled into West Germany (the first such fatality at the East West German border). Animated map of the world with label references to Berlin,1961; Havana, 1959; Budapest, 1956; Coyoacan, 1940; and Kronstadt, 1921.