Reel 1. A Berlin travelogue.
Note: duplicate footage exists in UN 50 T and UN 53 S - see separate records.
An RVD film (or RDV). Photography - Walter Turck. Music - Walter Gronostay.
Majestic music throughout. Narration by man with German accent. Passenger aircraft. Various signs: "Warshau Posen Berlin", "Berlin Amsterdam London", "Paris Koln Berlin." Lufthansa plane "Fritz Rumey". Passengers climb aboard. Plane takes off. Trains pulling into railway stations. Passengers leaning out of train windows saying goodbye to friends. Train tracks. Cars. Man directing traffic. Schoolchildren being helped across a road. Busy town square. People coming out of a subway. Shoes being polished on the street. Newspaper seller holds up a poster featuring Hitler. Newspaper stand with many foreign newspapers. Man in a telephone box. Graphic animation showing how Berlin's wide avenues traverse the city. Friedrich Strasse. Buildings, traffic. Alexanderplatz. City Hall. Trams. The Old Town. Leipziger Strasse - shopping street. People on bicycles.
Potsdamerplatz (sp?), many people walking on wide pavements, parasols sheltering people with stalls selling things. Flower seller. Top shot of the centre of a square with trams and cars. Blocks of flats. Riverboats. Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church. View from the tower of the church of the avenues below. Views of the docks. boats, cargoes etc. Horse and cart. Man painting a picture. Graphic animation showing how the river separates leaving an island where the Schloss (sp?) palace was built. Animation shows how an avenue leads from the palace to the Brandenburg Gate. Sculpture outside the palace by Schulter (?) Views of the palace. Schloss is now a museum. Two women walk up the steps of another museum - the Bergamalter (sp?) Various sculptures and painting are featured. Army museum which contains war souvenirs of "glorious German history".
Uniform of Frederick the Great. The Old Guard House. Memorial to soldiers who fell in the Great War. University. Students from all countries in the world - various foreign students are featured. State Library. Ancient manuscripts of the Middle Ages - pages are turned. Opera House. We see the orchestra and a poster for "Der Ring des Nibelungen". State Theatre. Statue of Frederick the Great. Interior of the palace. Buses, cars, motorcycles. Brandenburg Gate.
Continued on reel 2.