German Professor Eugen Sänger conceived of a rocket-propelled airplane in 1934. View of his sketches and notes.View of a workshop, close to his home, where Sänger developed his ideas. It is a nondescript building with wooden exterior and "Deutsche Raketenflug-Werft, Vien1934" (German Rocketflight shipyard, Vienna,1934) scrawled on its door. Professor Sänger and an assistant are seen in doorway of the workshop. Interior views of machinery. Blueprint cross-section of Sängers first Rocket motor (the S.R.1) from 1932. Drawing of test facility arrangement from 1932. Drawing of the S.R.2 rocket motor from 1933, with high pressure liquid oxygen cooling. Drawing of testing apparatus and arrangement from 1933, including Bosch fuel injection pump.
Views of Vienna, including St. Stephen's Cathedral; the Austrian Parliament building; the Vienna State Opera;Schobrunn Palace, and downtown street scenes of shops, buildings. trams, cars, and pedestrians. The U.S. Presidential 707 airplane arriving at Vienna Airport, Saturday, June 3, 1961. Wellwishers wave banners and flags from the observation deck of the airport. Austrian President Adolf Scharf and Chancellor, Alfons Gorbach, walk out on a red carpet, past a military honor guard, to greet the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Scene shifts to President Kennedy broadcasting a report, about his European trip, to the American people, on June 6,1961, He states that he went to Vienna to meet the Leader of the Soviet Union, Mr. Khrushchev. View of President Kennedy shaking hands with Khrushchev, in Vienna. Kennedy, Krushchev, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, with Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, and other officials on steps of meeting place. The two leaders shaking hands again, as photographers take pictures. Local citizens watching the historic event. Scene shifts back to President Kennedy delivering his post-trip report to the Nation. Scene shifts to the Soviet Embassy in Vienna, where Nikita Khrushchev stands outside and greets President Kennedy as his car arrives. Views of Kennedy and Khrushchev conversing inside the Soviet Embassy. Brief outdoor scenes and then view of Khrushchev escorting Kennedy as he leaves the Embassy, and he and Dean Rusk enter their car. Final scene reverts back to Kennedy's broadcast on June 6th.
Forty thousand home guards gather to pledge the independence of their country in Vienna, Austria. Dignitaries and high government officials arrive. Home guards troops march in the Imperial Park. Home guard officers and dignitaries salute the marching troops. Marching troops in large numbers carry their national flags. Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss looks at the procession and the ceremony.
Drawing of "L-Rocket," dated January 5, 1933. Professor Eugen Sänger's S.R.6 Rocket motor from May 23, 1934, in which the combustion chamber is the same design as the slim nozzle of the L-Rocket. Actual parts of the S.R.6 motor. Plan of Rocket motor S.R.7 from May 21, 1934, with fuel inlet cooling by coiled pipe to the nozzle jacket. Second version of S.R.7 from June 5th, with cooling in the outer shell. Drawings of Versions three and four of the S.R.7. and scenes of the actual hardware held in Sänger's hand. He unscrews part and points out the features. He points out the cooling coils around the combustion chamber. Another version is similarily displayed after he removes its outer shell.
Germany's entry into Austria. A Nazi soldier holds an old man and inquires. Civilians cheer as the German motorized infantry crosses the Austria-German border. Nazi soldiers march through the streets. Nazi troops cross a long bridge on a river. German tank enters Austrian village as people and children with Nazi flag, pose a Nazi salute. Troops of German army enter various towns of Austria and are greeted by Austrian Nazis. Nazi soldiers talking at a base. German planes flying in Austrian sky. Jewish people with their luggage rush into a railway station. Signs indicates trains bound for Warsaw. Seyss-Inquart addresses a crowd as Himmler looks on. Motorcade of Hitler through the streets of Berlin after his return from Austria. Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels seen. Huge crowd salute Hitler and cheer the Anschluss. Nazi leader greets people from a balcony. German troops entering Vienna welcomed by a huge crowd. Nazi military leaders accept salute from the crowd. Sound includes German narrator and background sounds of the parades and rallies.
Portrait of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, who were assassinated June 28, 1914. Crowd at Franz Joseph Street in Sarajevo. The last residence of the royal couple, in Bad Ilidze, near Sarajevo. Trees, plants and fountain at the park. Arrival of the ship, "Viribus Unitis," on July 1, 1914 to transport the bodies of the Archduke and Duchess back to Austria. Austrian seamen carry coffins of the Archduke and Duchess to the pier. They place it on a platform. Priests stand near coffins and Austrian officers salute. Horse carriage, soldiers, officers and priests walk in funeral procession to railroad station in Trieste, where the coffins of the Royal couple are transferred for transport home to Vienna. View of Castello Miramare, on the water, in Trieste. Funeral procession with automobiles in Vienna. Views of Castle Artstetten in Austria, the final resting place of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie,Duchess of Hohenberg, laid to rest there on July 4, 1914.