East Prussia; Tannenberg Memorial; summer resort in Koenigsberg
"Kurhaus Nikolaiken" sign along the water in East Prussia. Film is heavily scratched. Traveling in a boat, woman standing on bridge. 01:10:06 The Tannenberg Memorial in Hohenstein where Hindenburg was buried in 1934. Various shots of the complex with two large statues of soldiers, wreaths. Tourists wander around. Brief shot of HJ boys exiting doorway of memorial. 01:11:21 Painted German eagle on EXT of restaurant, civilians (tourists?) gathered around. Cemetery with gravesites, crosses. 01:12:12 Beach resort in Cranz (modern Zelenogradsk) near Königsberg. Crowds sunbathe, walk along the boardwalk, dine at cafes. CU, German airforce soldier (a single wing on the collar patch is the lowest private rank). Boats, Nazi flag, people swimming in the ocean, lunching on the boardwalk. 01:13:34 Pan of the main building of the University of Königsberg. German soldier greets camera, smokes, waves (same person as seen earlier?). View from patio, riverside, trees.
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Late 1930s amateur scenes of Luftwaffe soldiers in Germany, a zeppelin airship in flight, a spa in Poland, and views of New York City’s Times Square.
Times Square in New York city. Traffic, pedestrians. Criterion building. Neon signs: Chevrolet, Whelan, Nedick's, Coca-Cola, Palace Theater, Hotel Astor. Marquee: "Pat Franco, Give Me Your Heart" Football poster: "Sunday, October 18, Giants vs. Cardinals"
Views from INT airship. Aerial shots of rivers, countryside, lakes. 01:03:49 Group of boys looking out observation tower windows. More aerial views. Night scenes, lights. Car driving on highway (NJ 40 N). People gathered to greet airship landing in Lakehurst, NJ at Naval Air Center. Many wearing white caps, together holding a large metal pole. This may be one of the ten commercial transatlantic passenger flights of the LZ-129 Hindenburg Zeppelin taken in 1936. 01:06:37 Man with white cap (sailor?) waving to camera. 01:06:54 Group waving to camera, arms in the air. MS, Naval air center, INTs. Several well-dressed men and women pose for the camera, a Western Union/American Airlines sign can be seen above and behind them. 01:07:39 LS, good view of the airship in a field. Pan of building with automobiles out front.
Various touristic views of Nazi Germany
COLOR. Outdoor café with red awnings. Airplane at airfield, hangar, swastika on tail. Shots of a small town built into the mountains. Sign for a guesthouse, "Gasthaus Braeuerei...Phillipp Sturdorf". Pan up to a castle overlooking the town, probably Lahneck Castle. Large Nazi flag hanging from "Hotel Turm". Another view of the castle. Narrow streets, corridors. Mountains. Aerial views of the riverside, vineyards, "Die Pfalz" - a fortified castle on a tiny island in the middle of the Rhine River. Rooftops, bridge. View from hilltop. A pontoon bridge, 1 section floating separate from the rest. Views from hilltop, some through arched windows of a ruin.