Newsreel – Scientist Albert Einstein (1879-1955) arrives in America from Nazi Germany in 1933. Being both an intellectual and a Jew, Einstein was in great danger from the Third Reich.
Sometimes you can learn more from a silent film shot by amateurs than you can from a fully produced propaganda film by professionals. This remarkable compilation film shows the beginning of the National Socialist Party in Baden. 1933: Nazi leaders arrive in Baden. March 8, 1933: The Nazi leader, Wagner, takes over the city. But the people of “Oeschelbonn” need Hitler himself to lead them. He arrives, and rebuilds the burned and ruined city. March 25, 1934: Wagner is present at a review of the Elite Guard. 1935: The city of Heidelberg holds its mountain festival. March 7, 1936: German infantry and artillery appear on the Upper Rhine. The city of Karlsruhe, where 60,000 people hear Hitler. March 26, 1936: Goering pays a visit and speaks. April 16 – 18, 1939: At Karlsruhe, a large meeting of the Nazi Party. Civilians and soldiers, women workers, youth and laborers come to Karlsruhe. The natives welcome them in festival garb. A parade starts. Rudolph Hess arrives and addresses a huge crowd. The marchers goose step past Wagner and Hess. Of the 20,000 Nazi Party members present, each unit is led forward while the leader speaks to Hess and the unit marches on, the leader joining the reviewers. Hess welcomes the SA, the Labor Unit, the NSKK, the political leaders, the Hitler Youth, and the SS.
Newsreel (1939) – FDR memorializes 75th anniversary of Gettysburg Address in front of 1,800 Civil War veterans.
Newsreel – 1938 “Gettysburg, PA: Before 150,000 persons, President Roosevelt dedicates the Eternal Light Peace Memorial on the famous battlefield during the impressive and stirring 75-year Reunion, attended by 1,800 Civil War Veterans, both Blue and Gray.” only sound of brief FDR speech. (2) World-Wide New Events – King Sees Naval Display “Weymouth, England: Colorful and impressive fleet maneuvers, demonstrating Britain’s ‘Rule of the Waves,’ are staged for George VI, who witnesses the thrilling war games from the Flagship ‘Nelson.’” (some parts silent in this partial newsreel without narration).
Newsreel – “Washington, DC: In a striking interview, Maxim Litvinoff, Communist emissary to America, expresses his pleasure at President Roosevelt’s move establishing diplomatic relations with the USSR and praises William C. Bullitt of Philadelphia, who has been named first ambassador to Moscow.” (partial newsreel)
Tells the story of Lockheed’s achievements in (often hidden and disguised), Burbank factories.
Mitchell’s “bombers” sink the unsinkable captured German Battleship, the Ostfriesland.