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German rockets

Film | RG Number: RG-60.1995 | Film ID: 4267

Preparation for the firing of German A-4 rockets by German soldiers, shot in Germany sometime during World War II. Date unknown. Produced by AKS Film Coverage, The Directorate of Army Kinematography.

Reel 1: German rocket being launched. Sign: ""Den Hoag, Centrum, Rotterdam 25, Hague Signal"". People on bicycles moving along a street. A deserted street. A black cross on a tree. Several rockets on dollies. Firing ramps being assembled by German soldiers. German trucks moving along a road, pulling trailers. Tanks containing rocket fuel. Diagram of a rocket. Rocket engine. Reel 2: Fuel tanks for rocket fuel. Diagram of a rocket. Gyrascopes; German soldier working rudders on a rocket and testing the controls. Int., dolly shot of several rockets being assembled. Several dollies. Rocket being readied for firing. Reel 3: Rockets on railroad flat cars. Rocket being placed on a trailer and moved away trom railroad tracks. German soldiers putting different parts on the rocket prior to firing. Launching device being put into place. A hose of some kind being placed on a railroad car and a fuel truck moving in beside the car. A-4 Rocket being brought into the launching site and being transferred from one truck to another. Fuel truck being fueled from the railroad car. Reel 4: German soldier directing a truck to its location. Several German soldiers adjusting a stand of some sort and lowering jacks for stability. Rocket on a trailer moved to the platform for firing and set up vertically and adjusted for firing. German fuel trucks moving along a highway. A German soldier using a sighting device to line up the rocket. German soldiers putting the last pieces of equipment on the rocket before firing. Fuel trucks moving to the rocket and fueling it. Reel 5: German soldiers fueling a rocket. A German getting rocket ready to be fired. Fueling operations. German soldier assembling an instrument. Crane moving away from rocket. A sighting device. Germans adjusting the controls on the rocket. German officers getting into an armored car. Int. CU, instruments in the car. Rocket leaving the stand and it asscending.

Film Title
German FZG-76 (V-1)
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:50:53
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