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Pre-WWII, 1938 - Germany: Siegfried Line; Munich Agreement Signing

Reel Number: 300168

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1930s,1938,

Country: England,France,Germany,United Kingdom

Location: London,Munich,Paris

TC Begins: 01:00:08

TC Ends: 01:09:55

Duration: 00:09:47

Pre-WWII, 1938 - Germany: Siegfried Line; Munich Agreement Signing Pan of teeth of tank trap (probably type 1939); pan of several types of barbed wire emplacements w/ metal posts. Large gear teeth type concrete barrier up hillside; Pan LS line running across farmland. 01:00:37 Bunker entrance w/ vegetation hanging over; exterior of German soldiers rolling in light artillery - view from inside. 01:00:46 LS & MCU German officers watching troops entering small opening in large thick concrete wall; descending interior stairwell w/ rifles, men running thru hallways. Into room w/ bunk beds. Put rifles on table & take off ammunition belts, etc. 01:01:43 Men into bathroom & washing up, shaving. 01:01:54 Man checking hot water system for cooking. Soldiers up ladder, man looking out viewing port. Communications room. Slug. 01:02:34 Interiors & exteriors of large official Nazi meetings. Brief CU clips of people at various rallies, indoors & outdoors. MCUs; people listening to radios, in cafes & ??; people saluting at large auditorium meeting. Soldiers on horseback, tanks on field w/ equipment. Ships at sea. Planes overhead in Swastika formation. 01:03:32 British officials waiting for Chamberlain’s arrival or leaving; MCUs of civilian VIPs. Chamberlain shaking hands; CUs. Boarding plane; people wave goodbye, plane taxiing & taking off; wheels up. 01:04:45 British sailors & civilians outside large ornate stone gate. Sandbagged foundation of large building w/ pedestrians past on sidewalk; men stacking sandbags. 01:04:57 Sailors jumping out of back of truck, unloading duffels. 01:05:04 LS exterior of large railroad station. Paris street scenes, people waiting in line outside bakery. CU wall of news posters in French, man making notes. Men walking down street w/ rifles in hands, talking on street. Superimposed: Peace of War. People walking; standing in groups talking. Large crowd beneath sign: Reservistes. People looking at chalk board of railroad train schedule for Reservistes. 01:05:49 Title: Mussolini. Hitler w/ Mussolini, both in uniform, walking along train, soldiers saluting, kids waving German flags, walking past troops in review. Cheering crowd in front of Hotel. Thru street in open limousine of motorcade. POV from car of young scouts & brownshirts. 01:06:30 Title: Daladier. CU French & German flags in breeze; parked twin-engine airplane. MCU walking in dark suit w/ German military. 01;06:41 Title: Chamberlain. Plane arriving, past German troops, reviewing. Thru streets in open car; up steps on carpet. Crowds wave outside Hotel Metropol. Hitler up carpeted step w/ superimposed Peace or War. Hermann Goering arrives; others arrive & up steps. 01:07:47 Interior w/ Hitler, Goering, Chamberlain, Daladier & ?? signing. Followed by Peace or War superimposed. 01:08:09 Exterior of No. 10 Downing Street, crowd waiting, waving. Mrs Chamberlain out & waves as she leaves, crossing pavement to car as crowds lining sidewalk wave. 01:08:40 Plane landing, Chamberlain off, crowd watching. Speaks (MOS) at microphone & leaves in car. Into palace thru crowd at dusk. 01:09:40 Chamberlain & wife follow King & Queen onto balcony; waving. Pre-WW2; War Preparations; Munich Accord; Sudetenland; 30Sep38; 29Sep38; NOTE: In our experience German Nazi era material is considered in the public domain throughout the world. If users feel any further clearances are necessary they are to be their own responsibility.

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