Torchlight ceremony at Zepelin Field in Nazi Party grounds at Nuremberg, Bavaria, during 6th Party Congress, 1934
Nuremberg Germany Date:1934, September Duration:8 min 20 sec Sound:Yes
As martial fanfare music plays in the background, Camera pans down from clouds, to Huge eagle adorning top of grandstand at Zepelinfeld (Zepelin field) in the Nazi Party grounds, Nuremberg, during the 6th Party Congress of 1934. Huge numbers of flag bearers move en masse across the field. View of them descending a slope and marching toward the field. It is late in the day and cloudy. The camera focuses on the flags more than the flag-bearers. A glimpse of Adolf Hitler spot-lighted as he stands on a podium near microphones. More flags. Then Hitler, again, from behind him, on the podium, as he has his hand raised in Nazi salute. Masses of flags parading across the field in fading light. Closeup of Hitler saluting. The Horst-Wessel anthem is played as a dirge in the meantime. Hitler speaks, about some 200 thousand persons assembled here. Camera begins to pan in a circle around the base of the podium, focusing on Hitler as he speaks, about all being together and the strength of their unity. Closeup views of Hitler from various angles with dramatic lighting, as he speaks. Evoking patrotism, Hitler talks about thinking every minute of every hour about Germany, the Reich, and the nation, and concludes with a rousing "Sieg Heil." Views from distance of the spotlighted eagle and flags at the stadium grandstand, in smoky haze of burning torches. Sounds of crowd repeating "Sieg Heil." flags dimly seen in light of torches. Silhouetted marching feet and then men carrying torches, banners, and flags, as martial music plays. Hitler seen holding a straight extended Nazi salute and then closing it, as he turns toward the camera. Formation of torches into the distance and views of uniformed men carrying them. Closeup of Hitler, standing regally, followed by more marchers who fade along with the music, to finish the film.
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