Hitler youth affiliated with the Kriegsmarine learn about the Marder one-man operated submarine and torpedo, in World War II
Berlin Germany Date:1944, September Duration:2 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
German Navy officers and sailors (including Walter Gerhold, who won the Knight's Cross for his one man mini-submarine [Neger] attack on the Polish Cruiser Dragon in July 1944) arrive by train and are greeted by affiliated Hitler youth in Berlin, during World War 2. Accompanied by a contingent of Navy-related Hitler youth boys, they board a bus and are waved at by a group of Hitler youth girls, as they depart. View inside the bus of a young Kriegsmarine (Navy) officer sitting with admiring Hitler youth in Navy-style uniforms. Next they are seen meeting the National German Youth Leader (Reichsjugendleiter) Artur Axmann, in uniform. One of the boys is then fitted out in flotation gear,helmet, and breathing apparatus of a Marder human torpedo operator. The boys gather around a Marder, one-man submarine. Closeup of some boys shows "11/184 Kiel,"on their hats, indicating the Youth unit to which they belong. The boy dressed in operators gear, now sits in the cockpit of the Marder submarine. A sailor shows him how to aim it. Those gathered around, tap on the plexiglass cockpit of the submarine. An experienced sailor tells the boys about using such a weapon against English ships and amuses them with personal stories.
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