Animation of night sky, man harnessing fire and steel and early blacksmith operations leading to World War 1 era war production
Germany Date:1936 Duration:2 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Opening shows a German language poster promoting a May 4, 1940 Grosse Mei-Feier and military concert sponsored by the German American Companies of Brooklyn New York City, to be held in Schwaben Hall at Myrtle and Knickerbocker Avenue in Brooklyn. Next is opening credits for German film "Mettaldes Himmels" (Metals from Heaven), made in 1936. Animation shows the night view of the sky in Germany. Moon and stars in the sky. Meteors shoot. One impacts the earth and explodes. A crater on the earth's surface. Blacksmith of middle age pounds piece of glowing metal into a sword. A water wheel in a hut. Men work. They hammer metal in glowing hot fires. Rapid montage of scenes of war production and application of metals in war materiel. Rifles and artillery on a World War I era battlefield. World War 1 German tank on the battlefield. Military biplanes fly in the sky. Naval ships fire guns and bombard targets. A German naval torpedo running near surface of water. Smoke arises due to firing.
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