German factory workers manufacturing arms including rifles, artillery, shells, aircraft, and tanks during World War II
Germany Date:1941 Duration:2 min 50 sec Sound:Yes
Manufacturing of German weapons in Germany during World War 2. Opening scene shows steam and smoke rising from a German industrial complex in 1941. Inside the plant, men and women are at work in arms manufacture. A woman rides on a traveling crane, moving a large steel wheel suspended by a chain. Another woman operates a grinder from which sparks fly. A woman welder uses a torch on slabs of steel and another removes parts from a machine press. An array of new rifles moves past the camera, revealing men fitting barrels into rifle stocks. Closeup of a worker examining a rifle stock for symmetry. A man in protective clothing uses a long pole near a steel furnace. Bessemer-type furnaces emit flames as they are charged with oxygen. Caldrons filled with molten steel move while suspended below an overhead conveyer. A machinist turns the nose section of a large shell. A man uses white tape to tie finished munitions for shipment. Men working on several 122mm field pieces and others working on a line of 88mm anti-aircraft guns. Camera pans over assortment of shiny finished artillery shells. A container is raised up from an annealing operation. Men tend others where flame can be seen. Many workers walk in unison to a row of Junkers JU-88 aircraft fuselages. A 1,340 Junkers Jumo 211J twelve-cylinder engine for one is seen moving on an overhead conveyer. Assembled and painted Ju-88s are rolled through a hangar. One sits at the door of the hangar. A production line of Panzer tanks in various stages of completion. One moves through the plant on an overhead conveyer.
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