Agricultural exhibits in Sibiu, Romania. Military officers, government officials and religious leaders arrive for an agricultural show. A sign read 'Industria Casnic' (The Domestic Industry). People view the exhibits. A little girl poses with two large pumpkins. People in a tent. Romanian women in elaborate traditional costumes and agricultural head gear. Participants parade in various costumes. Officials and leaders watch the parade. Civilians in decorated floats. A float with the banner for 'Gusterita'.
Training and motivational film for U.S. Army Air Force crews preparing for the bombing of the Ploesti or Ploiesti oil fields in Romania, (Operation Tidal Wave) of August 1943. Aerial view of bomber planes and of oil refineries. Workers in oil refinery at Ploesti. Russian troops leading German prisoners in Stalingrad. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and other Nazi officers examine a chart in Africa. Axis prisoners being taken at El Alamein. German planes in flight. Nazi officials aboard a railroad car. Nazi officer meets other officers on field. U.S. planes of Doolittle Raid loaded with bombs and taking off for Tokyo air raids from USS Hornet in April 1942. U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt addresses the Congress declaring, "We believe that the Nazis and the Fascists have asked for it. And they're going to get it." Smoke billows up from burning oil fields.
Marshal Ion Victor Antonescu, Military Dictator of Romania, inspects German and Romanian troops in Crimea. He is accompanied by entourage of German and Romanian Generals. He awards medals to Romanian and German soldiers, including the Order of the Star of Romania, that he awards to a General, who then presents Antonescu with a large book. He exchanges parting salutes with General Avramescu, commander of Romanian Mountain troops, and boards a Junkers J-52 aircraft. The aircraft taxis for takeoff.
The engine cowling of the aircraft bears a painted image of a mustached mans head wearing a fez and encircled by a Crescent.
Dr. Robert Ley visits Romania. Nazi politician and Head of the German Labor Front Dr. Robert Ley gets off a train at a Bucharest train station during World War 2. He is greeted by Romanian officers. Romanian soldiers holding spades salute as the officers leave with the guest. Ley gives the Nazi salute as he passes the soldiers. Lay and the officers arrive at the meeting venue. Dr. Ley greets and confers with Prime Minister of Romania Ion Antonescu. Several Nazi and Romanian officers and officials at the meeting. Romanian soldiers and guards in formation at theTtomb of the Unknown Soldier in Bucharest. Dr. Ley lays a wreath at the tomb. Officers salute. Dr. Ley visits a project site near Bucharest. Romanian youth dig with shovels.
German invasion of Eastern European countries during World War II. Maps of Manchuria and Ethiopia. Newspaper headlines. Maps of various European countries conquered by Nazi Germany including Poland. Newspaper printing press running. Newspaper headlines declaring war against Germany. Herald newspaper headline reads, WAR. Animated map of Germany shows the Nazi symbol spreading across Europe with fire. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and officers at a map as they confer. Maps of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Hungarian pheasant farmers gather grain in Hungary. Ore car heaped with bauxite in Hungary. Aluminum sheet rolling down conveyor belt. German aircraft parked in line with propellers spinning. Hungarian soldiers marching in parade with crowd giving Nazi salute. Grain pouring into holding bin. Oil derricks in Romania. Romanian soldiers marching in parade. Animated map depicts the importance of cities of Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria for their submarine bases in the Black Sea. Admiral Miklos von Nagybanya Horthy of Hungary, Prime Minister of Romania General Ion Antonescu, King Michael of Romania and King Boris of Bulgaria. Newspaper headlines include 'Bulgarian King Joins Axis', "Bulgarian Revolts Bring 1200 Arrests', 'Riots Sweep Romania', and 'Hungarian Revolt Brewing' German motorcycles with sidecars driving into Hungary. German artillery being towed into Hungary. German soldiers driving halftracks drive into Romania and Bulgaria. Animated map depicts the plan for invasion of Greece.
Romanian Mountain troops parade across a field. Military band plays. Marshal Antonescu walks with entourage of German and Romanian Generals. Antonescu decorates Romanian Mountain Troops. Antonescu reviews Mountain troops in formation on a wet road. He is accompanied by German and Romanian generals, including General Avramescu, Commander of the Mountain troops, who wears a beret. Marshal Antonescu decorates Romanian and German soldiers assembled in a field, including a General who receives the Order of the Romania Star, which is shown close up. The General presents Antonescu with a large book. Marshal Antonescu boards a Junkers J-52 aircraft for departure. One engine cowling contains a painting of a Crescent curving around the head of a mustached man wearing a fez.
The aircraft taxis out for takeoff.