Germany Date:1936 Duration:4 min 43 sec Sound:Yes
Air and rail travel in Germany. View of snow-covered mountains and clouds. Flying above them is a German Lufthansa Junkers Ju 52 trimotor passenger airplane. It is named "Hans Wende" and displays registration "D-Ader" on its fuselage, and a swastika on its tail. Closeup of the forward part of the aircraft. View of passengers inside the cabin, enjoying the views out their windows. Body of water below. One passenger lights a cigar, and smokes. Another swings a typewriter down from back of seat in front of her and prepares to type something. Views out plane's window behind left wing showing flaps slightly extended and as plane banks in right turn. Quick pan across copilot's position and back, showing corrugated metal on right wing. City of Berlin is seen below. Passengers preparing to land. View from behind right wing, as aircraft descends to land. "Berlin" spelled out in large letters on ground at the airport, visible from the air. Various buildings, including the Berliner Dom (largest church in the city) seen below. The lustgarten, two bridges leading to the The Unter Den Linden boulevard below, with cars moving on it. The Zeughaus and other buildings are seen along Unter Den Linden. As the aircraft passes over the Brandenburg Gate and forested park, below, the scene shifts to a zoom-in on the gate and transitions to a ground view of it with cars driving through the gate. Closeup of the “Quadriga,”statue atop the gate, depicting the goddess of victory driving a chariot pulled by four horses. Camera moves through the gate and shows policemen, in white uniforms, directing traffic, including double-decker buses. Brief glimpse of the Victory Column on the Königsplatz across from the Reichstag. Pedestrians walking and trams passing along the street. Sightseeing bus carrying passengers along the road. View of the passengers inside and the guide explaining the sights. They pass the Neue Wache war memorial. Scene shifts to a railroad train traveling in the city and rising up to an elevated track that passes through a building. View as the train approaches and passes through an elevated station. Brief view of the Steampunkish Wuppertal Schwebebahn (suspended railway). View of a German high-speed passenger train seen as it passes a bridge. Passengers relaxing inside the train. Some are eating and drinking. Several views of trains moving at high speed. Train signals in action along the railways.
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