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Artillery practice; aircraft demonstration

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2016.518 | RG Number: RG-60.1876 | Film ID: 4216

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    Artillery practice; aircraft demonstration


    “Zingst - Luftübungen 1938.” Bombing exercises in Zingst. Soldiers practice with artillery in a field. They fire and reload an 88mm anti-aircraft gun. Clouds appear in the sky as the shells explode. Materials cascade from the sky. Plumes of smoke rise off the field in the horizon. Planes fly overhead, a demonstration. Large clouds of smoke rising from the earth from bombs dropped by the planes above. Soldiers stand to the side and watch. A house goes up in flames, black smoke rising off of it.

    10:06:03 Hitler descends a staircase, followed by Göring and Erich Raeder and more Nazi officials. Hitler and Goering in a car, driver in SS uniform. Blurry view of biplanes flying through the clouds. Nazi officers observe airplanes, focus on [Erhard] Milch. Further aircraft demonstrations, waving swastika flag. 10:08:37 Beyond the flag, a plane has crashed. Flames and smoke rise off it.

    10:08:47 Hitler with binoculars around his neck, Goering, Keitel. One-engine plane with a swastika on its tail takes off. It is the Blohm & Voss BV141, an asymmetrical plane. Other planes put on a show for the Nazi officials below.
    Event:  1938
    Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Agentur Karl Hoeffkes

    Physical Details

    B&W / Color
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    Time Code
    10:03:10:00 to 10:10:54:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4216 Digital: H264 - SD
      Master 4216 Digital: H264 - SD
      Master 4216 Digital: H264 - SD
      Master 4216 Digital: H264 - SD

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    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Agentur Karl Hoeffkes
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    Film Provenance
    Karl Hoeffkes has collected over 2,000 hours of rare original film material documenting the period from 1925 to 1946. The collection consists of mostly amateur footage in both black and white and color that focuses on Europe during the pre-war and mid-war periods. The United States Holocaut Memorial Museum entered a cooperative agreement with Agentur Karl Hoeffkes in April 2015 which enables the Museum to provide access to the entire AKH archive and use the material for future exhibitions, research and scientific purposes, and publications.
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    Agentur Karl Hoeffkes
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    Source Archive Number: M 1475
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    2024-02-21 07:51:53
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