The German Naval bombardment of Danzig and the advance into Warsaw. Includes footage of the surrender of Warsaw.
Danzig & Warsaw Poland
WS. Danzig as bombs explode. WS. Bomber passing overhead. WS. City as bombs go off. WS. Pan from plane down to see bombs landing and exploding. VS. of the German naval barrage upon Danzig by the German battleship "Schleswig Holstein". The ship has sailed into the harbour of Danzig and lets fly with large guns. WS. "Schleswig Holstein" with tracers from guns clearly visible. LS. Closer on the "Schleswig Holstein" see naval guns go off. MS. Naval gun firing and MS. Ships captain examining range finder. LS. On Board ship as gun goes off. MS. Naval officer looking through binoculars. MS. Naval guns firing seen from on board the ship. WS. Sailor in "Schleswig Holstein" cap examining range finder. WS. Pan to see a number of explosion. WS. Onboard ship. Huge cloud of smoke from guns going off.
WS. of German advance through Poland with smashed bridges. WS. Pan a horse and cart across repaired sections of a bridge. WS. Pan horse and cart with German soldiers on board. WS. Crowd some giving Nazi salutes. WS. Column of trucks and soldiers advancing. WS. Tilt up long line of tanks. WS. Pan across the damage to a bridge. WS. Railway train caught under a collapsed bridge. WS. Pan over damage to railway carriages. LS. Railway sleeper and track with hole under as German troops make their way across. WS. Pan to see damage to bridge. WS. Collapsed bridge. WS. Remains of bridge. WS German soldiers carrying sections to a new bridge. WS. German soldiers standing in shallow water constructing bridge. LS. Putting new section into the bridge. VS. German tanks crossing now completed bridge. WS. German Artillery guns crossing the bridge. WS. Armoured personnel carrier pulling gun crossing bridge. VS. Pro-Nazi civilians welcome troops with cheers and refreshments. MS. Old man on a ladder removing street signs. LS. Girls giving cups of tea to soldiers. MS. Woman handing out sandwiches to troops. MS. Nazi soldier rips Polish eagle from wall and throws it to the ground.
VS. Procession of cars, one carrying Adolf Hitler, drives up to front line. MS. Hitler shaking hands with a trooper. WS. Hitler with troopers on parade behind. MS. As Hitler walks down to inspect soldiers. CU Hitler. LS. Troopers watching the advance. VS. of Hitler at front line where he watches advance from vantage point. Ground to air Stuka plane flies overhead. WS. Aerial view of Advance on Warsaw. WS of German field guns in action on Warsaw. MS. German troops with a periscope watching the advance. LS. Guns firing. LS of burning city of Warsaw. WS. Artillery gun firing. LS. German soldier with shell exploding behind. WS Guns firing. WS. Of Warsaw showing huge palls of smoke rising and great destruction. MS. German troops using grenade launcher WS. Plumes of smoke over Warsaw. Aerial View of smoke from bombing. Aerial View of bomb crater. Aerial View of Bomb damage. WS. Pan Polish Officers and German military for the surrender of Warsaw which takes place in caravan. MS. Through the window of the caravan as the surrender is negotiated. MS. Pan between Polish and German officers through window. CU. Hand pointing to map pan up to Polish Officer. WS. Pan officers from caravan. WS. Columns of Polish troops. VS. of German troops driving into Warsaw. WS. Pan German troops passing bomb damaged trams WS. Slow moving cars with German officers through lines of people.