Tonwoche № 479-1 (1939)

Newsreel №63955, 2 parts, duration: 0:13:51, black-white
Production: UFA

Reel №1

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Of presburg.

Celebration of Josef Tiso, who became President of Slovakia, following the election of 26.10.1939. He pulls the car to the building, bypass the guard of honor.

Tiso in the hall, he is greeted by delegates.

Tiso in the carriage should be on the streets of the city, on the sidewalks inhabitants in national dress greet the President.

A parade in his honor.

Tiso in the hall with members of the government.

Sino-Japanese war.

The attack of the Japanese troops in the area of the Canton Hankow.

Soldiers run through the water for the tanks, the troops on the shore.

Soldiers cross the river Ford, the fighting on the opposite Bank.

Japanese planes bombed Chinese positions.

Shooting artillery.


Religious festival in Addis Ababa.

On the field, there are native troops.

Emperor Haile Selassie and his retinue watching the ceremony.

People walk around the building, folded in the form of a cone made of poles, fleeing soldiers, throw a long spear.


Production processes at the glass-blowing factory.

Molten glass is placed in a mold.

Glassblowers at work.

Cut the finished vases.

Artistic glass products.

USA. Racing on the rough terrain on the machines of various designs, including the earliest.

An accident on the road.

Key words

Slovakia, 1939, statesmen, personalities, elections, parade
China, 1939, the Sino-Japanese war, infantry, tanks, Marines, air force, bombing
Abyssinia, 1939, religion, holiday, monarchs, perosnality, soldiers
Germany, 1939, industry glass, factory, glass blowers, crafts
USA, 1939, sports, racing, crash

Reel №2

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USA. Training of female gymnasts in the hall.

Gymnasts demonstrate a variety of exercises to develop the mobility in conclusion walk on my buttocks.


Queen Wilhelmina visits the stadium, which is showing the equipment of air forces.

The Queen passes a number of official persons, and then showing her the equipment and protective suits.

On the ground lie a helmet.

The Queen inspects a line of firefighters in gas masks.

Wilhelmina is the podium, the audience clapping.

German soldiers restore a railway bridge across the Vistula.

Station Konigsberg, timetables.

Commissioning of the first train to Berlin from Konigsberg through Bissau and Shnaydemyl, the names on the car.

The train is on the bridge, builders greet him.

For the soldiers at the front are arranged wunschkonzert (request concert), the concert leads from the audience of the radio station Heinz Goedicke.

A military band played.

Goedicke reads letters from the front.

The reading is accompanied by pictures taken in a maternity hospital: the newborn closeup of baby strollers.

Hall with spectators, many of them soldiers.

Jazz plays the hits from the film "Hello!


Concert listen to the soldiers, the sailors at the front.

On the West wall, the German soldiers set the loudspeakers, directing them to the French party, the music, the soldiers clap.


Grape harvest in the area West of the shaft.

German soldiers guarding local farmers, help collect the harvest.

Japanese General Terauchi on the Western front.

The strip of fortifications of the Western front.

General Terauchi examines the construction of the Western shaft surrounded by German officers.

He looks through the telescope, comes into the bunker, talking with the officers.

German soldiers marching in the bunker.

German airfield on the Western front, the plane is ready for departure.

On the tarmac the dog.

Artillery guns set, light spotlight.

Soldiers in the trenches.

French soldiers in captivity, German treats them with cigarettes.

Prisoners taken to the rear of the truck.

The position of the artillery battery in front of the Western shaft, weapons ready to fight.

Is shelling the French positions.

Key words

USA, 1939, sports, gymnastics, women
Holland, 1939, monarch, personnel, defense, equipment, shows
Germany, 1939, railway, transport, railway, bridge, restoration
Germany, 1939, war world 2, a concert for the soldiers, radio, personalities, military orchestra, music
France, 1939, viticulture, agriculture, soldiers
France, 1939, world war 2, warlords, personalities, westwall, fortification, bunkers
France, 1939, world war 2, Royal air force, artillery, protector, soldiers, prisoners

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