Continuation of Krupp compilation with introductory titles, music track and live sound in item III.
I. "20 Years of locomotive and motor-vehicle production at Krupps". First locomotive emerges garlanded from shed in 1919 and travels with young Alfried and Claus Krupp on footplate along track. Final adjustments are made to 2000th locomotive in Jan 1939. Alfried Krupp and other officials including Director of the Locomotive Factory Dr Lorenz (glasses and bowler) inspect the interior and exterior. Locomotive passes through Essen station on test run to Hamm. Lorry chassis assembly shed. Hitler visits the Krupp stand at the German Automobile Exhibition in February 1938. Entourage includes Director Roth of the Lorry Factory, Himmler, Ley, HÃ¼hnlein and Hoffmann together with other photographers and a cameraman.
II. "The victorious U-boat of Scapa Flow under KapitÃ¤nleutnant Prien arrives at the Kiel shipyard." U-47 enters the Krupp Germaniawerft. Snorting bull on conning tower. Prien greeted by Germaniawerft Director Schroedter standing beside microphone. Prien signs the memorial book dated 24 October 1939. "Wir fahren gegen Engelland" song.
III. "Treue um Treue". Gustav Krupp speaks in the giant steel forge in the Thomaestrasse to the assembled gathering of workers who have served the company for fifty years. Taking as his theme the old German proverb "Loyalty repays loyalty" Krupp continues "When we honour work then we are honouring and acting in the spirit of the man who stands at the head of the new Germany and who is a glowing example to us all of patriotism". Krupp family minus one son (Eckbert?) are seated in front row.
Instituted in the hope of avoiding war, appeasement was the name given to Britain’s policy in the 1930s of allowing Hitler to expand German territory unchecked. Most closely associated with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, it is now widely discredited as a policy of weakness. Yet at the time, it was a popular and seemingly pragmatic policy.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.