A survey of the German economic revival in terms of industry, exports and living standards.
Ruhr Industrial area, Rhine Valley, Germany.
High angle panning shot of village in the Rhine Valley, pan to Castle overlooking the valley. CU. Barge moving along the River Rhine. GV. Crew on bridge of the barge. GV's barge passing along the Rhine. GV.Ext. Steel works. Various int. shots of steel production. Good shots showing red hot bars etc. Panning shot over skyline of the Ruhr factories. High angle GV. From rooftop of busy street. Various shots crowds in street including shorts Cut-in of policeman on traffic control. Travelling shot of passenger launches on Rhine, each launch carrying workers. MS's. dockyard. Various shots of men painting hull of cargo ship. Various good shots of dock yard, ships being unloaded etc. GV's Autobahn. Fast travelling shots from car travelling along the autobahn, car slows up as it passes wrecked lorry. Various shots roadwork in progress on the autobahn. GV. German factory. Various shots of car park housing hundreds of new Volkswagen. Various shots of new Volkswagen cars being driven out of factory and onto special train. MS. Special train loaded with cars pulling away. Various shots of production line in the Volkswagen factory. Various shots of German types walking along extremely modern street. Various shots inside self-service grocery store. Various good shots of crowd of workmen on their way home from factories.
NOTE: this is the third of a four-part survey by Pathe France of the state of post Second World War (West) Germany.