Bomb destroys historic German beer Hall. Hitler escapes, but Nazi veterans killed. Hitler attends funerals in Munich
Munich Germany Date:1939, November Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Entrance of a memorial with the years 1923 and 1939 posted above the doorway on large wreath. Two German Eagle statues stand on either side. A German military officer is exiting the doorway. Seen are remains of historic beer hall in Munich, associated with the Nazi Putsch in 1923 (Bürgerbräukeller or Burgerbraukeller Hall) that was destroyed by a bomb. The explosion occured 15 minutes after Hitler departed after giving speech there, marking memory of old veterans of the Nazi movement. Six veterans were killed outright and 60 injured in the blast. The building is a shambles, with steel girders collapsed. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler attends funeral ceremony for 8 victims of the bombing. Soldiers hold Nazi flags. Some of the Nazi veterans are seen bandaged with injuries. Hitler and his Deputy Rudolf Hess honor the dead with a Nazi salute. Hitler talks to relatives of the victims. A large wreath is carried bearing the name Adolf Hitler. Funeral procession moves along a road, as Nazi veterans carry the coffins of their comrades. The funeral procession moves through the Siegestor ( Victory Gate) in Munich. Hitler and Hess ride in a car and step down in a small plaza. Nazi movement veterans stand, some with bandaged injuries. Crowds in the streets of Munich. Hitler rides standing in open car as he is cheered by crowds. German bombers fly overhead in formation.
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