German General Friedrich-Wilhelm Müller visits with Italian troops of the 6th Infantry Division CUNEO, after they occupy the Greek Island of Samos, without any resistance, in May 1941. He and his staff members drink local wine with the Italians. Italian soldiers eating bananas at the port, and picking oranges from a local tree. Remainder of film shows 8 thousand surrended defenders taken as prisoners of war, marching in a long line. Next, they are seen crammed on the deck of a Greek ship and then, later debarking. They march in loose formation.
German troops invade Samos and Leros, Greece. A map of Greece highlights Athens, Samos and Leros. German troops standing amid corpses and debris, talk after recapturing Leros Island. German officers drink wine and eat grapes after recapturing Samos Island. German troops parade along a mountain road. British and Indian prisoners of war are marched to ships.
German Arado Ar 196 Floatplane taxi on a lake and take off during World War II in Greece. Sailors fire a battle gun from a German ship as shells burst on the shore. German Junkers JU 88s attack enemy installations on the shore. View through gun sites as island is strafed. Junkers JU 52s fly in formation as paratroopers drop on Samos Island.
German soldiers at the island of Samos in Greece. Scenes of the island. Life of common man of Samos. German soldiers tour an estate. They bargain with the natives. A soldier talks to a monk on Mount Athos, Chalcidice. The soldiers drink wine. A woman serves to the soldiers. A damaged building. Soldiers walk around it. Soldiers meet monks and move inside a building. A monk shows a photograph hung on a wall to the soldiers.
Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece 6 April 1941 Yugoslavia and Greece being invaded. Animated map of region as names of Yugoslavian areas appear. Dragon's teeth and other antitank fortifications are bypassed by advancing German forces. Damaged railroad tracks in Croatia. German soldiers confer. They march past houses along road, cross stream and drag artillery over wooden bridge. An animated map shows entry into Greece at Salonika and Xanthi. The smoke rises in valley after German artillery hits. German guns fire and recoil. The view of a valley. A German soldier sketches. Germans in foxhole gesture. German Stuka dive bombers in flight and dropping bombs. German tank rolls down a street in Salonika, many civilian onlookers, as well as German officers salute as tanks pass. View of Aegean harbor. A town in the background and a column of smoke rises.
The German invasion of Crete, Greece during World War II. An animated map of Europe shows distances from Crete island to the nearby coasts. A Nazi aircraft in a field. German soldiers look on at a map before invading Crete island. An officer briefs the soldiers. Men in a field as they work on guns and various other equipment. The equipment being loaded into an aircraft. Aircraft lined up in a field. Soldiers prepare to board the planes. A machine gun on a plane. Men board the aircraft. The aircraft are lined up. Smoke rises in the background. The planes in flight. A pilot in a cockpit works on controls. German Stukas in flight over houses and fields. Paratroopers jump from the planes. A Stuka shoots down a British aircraft. Aerial view of the city. A German plane lands in a field. Soldiers wearing life jackets board the flight. The aircraft in flight and a pilot in the cockpit of the plane. German paratroopers drop and land. Soldiers fire from behind the sand bag mounds. Damaged Nazi planes. Bullet hits on aircraft bodies. A plane parked in a field as soldiers walk past it.