• Short Summary

    Newsreel item about Hitler leaving Strasbourg to return to Germany by train, during occupation?

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.

    France and Germany.

    Commentary is Portuguese.

    English translation:
    "The Führer visited the old imperial territories of Alsace and Lorraine.
    Passing the Rhine Bridge at Kehl which was [partially] destroyed by the french.
    Flying over the eleven French fortifications [of the German section of the Maginot Line].
    [Music]
    The monument to the creator of the Maginot Line, once seen as impregnable and which is today, for the most part, a pile of debris.
    [Music]
    The Führer in Strasbourg.
    [Music]
    On the return to Berlin, the Führer was hailed by the people during the trip with demonstrations of affection and of gratitute.
    [Music]
    The city of Berlin, meanwhile, prepares an unforgettable reception.
    [Music]
    The streets, from the station to the Reich Chancellery, were transformed into real flower carpets.
    [Music]
    The joy of the entire German nation received the Führer in the Reich's capital.
    [Music]
    IT'S A FILM"

    Travel shot of convoy of military vehicles crossing bridge. Aerial shot landscape. Various shots Adolf Hitler with looking a bombed out bunker with other German officers. C/U of statue of Andre Maignot. Travel shot from convoy passing troops giving Nazi salute, the Fuhrer salutes back from one of the convoy vehicles. Various shots convoy passing through Strasbourg (during occupation). The convoy stops in front of cathedral. Various shots of cathedral. Back view of Hitler looking at cathedral.

    Various shots blonde girl presenting basket to Hitler as he stands in door of train. M/S little boy in Hitler Youth uniform shaking hands with Hitler. Travel shot from train passing through countryside, a farmer sitting on plough in field salutes train. Travelling shot passing crowd at German station, many salute. C/U Swastika flags. Various shots surging crowds of euphoric people waiting for Hitler to drive past, policemen hold them back. Various shots Hitler waving from balcony to enormous crowd - in Berlin.

    Closing title reads: "Um Filme".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1978.01
    Media URN:
    61950
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:01:00 / 01:03:48:00
    Canister:
    UN 1091 A
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