• Short Summary

    Great documentary film about Berlin in the 1930s.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - no paperwork - dates unclear or unknown.
    Please note: this is duplicate item of documentary 'BERLIN' - see separate records.
    (Note Music starts before pictures - see UN 50 T for reel 2)

    Title reads: "Berlin" (A RVD Film - credits listed)

    Berlin, Germany.

    Lufthansa plane taxiing across airfield. Various destinations are shown on plaques. Passengers get on board. A different plane takes off. Shots of a very modern looking German railway. Passengers get on trains. Various shots of rail network and U-bahn (Underground). Street scenes. Children helped across roads. More street scenes. Man holds up poster publicising Adolf Hitler. Good shots of a newspaper stand with foreign newspapers. Man uses telephone booth. CU map showing roads and rivers of Berlin. Travel shots along Freidrich Strasse. Shots around Alexanderplatz. Shots of Freidrich Strasse. Shots of people walking around Potsdammer Platz. Views of Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. View from the tower. Views of many boats on river. Barges carry goods. Shots of old Berlin. Map. Aerial views of Schloss on island. CU Statue of man on horse. More views of buildings. Views of Pergamon museum. Views of the exhibits in the museum. Views along Unter Den Linden. Shots of the Army Museum. CU Uniform worn by Freidrich The Great. War Memorial to German soldiers who fell in World War I. Views of Berlin University. Views of students - some of non-European origin. Shots of the State Library. CUs of books. Opera House. Internal view of Opera House. State Theatre. Pan along Unter Den Linden. CU Statue of Freidrich The Great. Travel shots along Unter Den Linden. Views of the Brandenberger Tor. - Brandenberg Gate

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1930 - 1939
    hd format:
    4K at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:17:00 / 01:42:53:00
    UN 53 S

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Lufthansa plane taxiing across airfield" - it's a Junkers Ju-52, named Heinrich Gontermann.

    "A different plane takes off" - it's another Junkers Ju-52, this time named Fritz Rumey.

    "Shots around Alexanderplatz." - this includes shots of the Rotes Rathaus.

    "Shots of Freidrich Strasse. Shots of people walking around Potsdammer Platz." - in between these shots we turn in to Leipziger Strasse.

    "View from the tower" - one of the streets seen is Kurfurstendamm.

    "Views of many boats on river" - it's the River Spree. "Statue of man on horse." - this is the monument to the Great Elector, Friedrich Wilhelm, (by Andreas Schluter). Brandenburg Gate.

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  2. Unknown user says

    "War Memorial to German soldiers" - at time of filming this building was known as the Memorial for the Fallen of the War. Now it's called the Neue Wache.

    "State Theatre" - this is located at Gendarmenmarkt. Damaged during WWII, it's now called the Konzerthaus Berlin.

    "Brandenberger Tor. - Brandenberg Gate" should read Brandenbuger Tor and Brandenburg Gate.

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