Footage from a film known as "the Nazi Titanic," a 1943 German wartime film commissioned by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels that portrays the sinking of the Titanic, is shown in the British Channel 5 documentary available on YouTube. Read More »
LINER, SOCIAL AND CRUISE HISTORY: THE OTHER “TITANIC”: THE NAZI VERSION YOU’VE NEVER SEEN… THE 1943 FILM MADE AT UFA IN BERLIN DURING WORLD WAR II. The Nazi version of the Titanic story that fed shots (and plots?) to later western versions of the tragic tale… The British took footage from the German film for “A Night To Remember”… the German ... Read More »
OCEAN LINER HISTORY – 1939 NEW YORK CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR AMERICANS ABOARD NAZI SHIP – SS COLUMBUS (SS Columbus being scuttled) At the outbreak of World War Two, SS Columbus was returning to New York form a cruise in the Caribbean when her captain received orders to put into Havana. Further orders were received while at Havana to unload the ... Read More »
1937 SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd Ship Line – Easter Cruise to West Indies From New York March 26, 1937. The largest and fastest German ship.
SOCIAL AND LINER HISTORY: 1937 SS Columbus of the North German Lloyd Ship Line – Easter Cruise to West Indies From New York March 26, 1937. The largest and fastest German ship. (Left:These are views from the passenger list for the Easter 1937 cruise aboard the SS Columbus. The itinerary included Port au Prince, Kingston, Havana.) The plans for a ... Read More »
DESTINATION HAVANA, CUBA: THE TRAGIC MS ST LOUIS 1939 SAILING AND THE 900 DOOMED GERMAN-JEWISH PASSENGERS
1939 – FDR AND HIS DEMOCRATIC ADMINISTRATION REFUSED TO TAKE 900 JEWISH REFUGES FROM THE MS ST LOUIS – THEY HAD BEEN DENIED ENTRY INTO HAVANA AND THE CAPTAIN TRIED TO LET THEM FIND FREEDOM BY DOCKING IN MIAMI. THE US GOVERNMENT’S ACTIONS SENT MANY TO THEIR DEATHS – MAKING SO-CALLED AMERICAN “COMPASSION” A BLATANT HYPOCRISY UNDER FDR AND HIS ... Read More »
Cruising the past: 1936 Nazi Color Film-Berlin in the Year of the Olympic Games. CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY THE COLOR 1936 FILM: Nazi propaganda complete color film from 1936. An outstanding portrait of daily life in Berlin in this rare, well preserved film, with the magical feeling of the pastel colors of Agfachrome. Strangely, it appears that parts of this ... Read More »
Barbara Stanwick says goodbye to Clifton Webb in the 20th Century TITANIC The TITANIC Movies – Complete List – From the Cinema to TV Cruise History: The RMS TITANIC has been the subject of many films. From the Cinema to TV. From Nazi produced to James Cameron’s over the top Titanic. NIGHT TO REMEMBER. Here is a list of Titanic ... Read More »
Cruising the Past: The Hindenburg. Color video of the great airship. Memories of the fastest way to “cross the pond” during the 1930s. 2 and 1/2 Days. And the most expensive way to go!
Cruising the Past: The Hindenburg. Color video of the great airship. Memories of the fastest way to “cross the pond” during the 1930s. 2 and 1/2 days! And the most expensive way to go! The Airship Hindenburg was the last great passenger zeppelin. 1937 Video of the Zeppelin Hindenburg – new color footage of the airship, including the Hindenburg burning. ... Read More »
Social History: HOTEL ADLON Kempinski – the finest hotel in BERLIN. One of the great hotels of the world. Berlin was a port of call by train in 1929 — after sailing from New York to Germany aboard the SS BREMEN.
great youTUBE video of Berlin in 1929 with views for the Hotel Adlon… Sailing in the 1920s to Germany from New York on the SS Bremen was very popular. Upon arrival, tourists enjoyed a quick train ride from Hamburg to Berlin and then accommodations at the world famous Adlon Hotel in Europe’s favorite destination in the 1920s. Hotel Adlon in ... Read More »
Cruise History: March 1939 Ad from Hamburg-America Line – North German Lloyd pitching their Trans-Atlantic commuter service. World War 2 would start in six months.
Advertisement from “House Beautiful” selling travelers on sailing aboard Hapag-Lloyd liners six months before the beginning of World War 2. Americans bought passage and the trans-Atlantic crossings were full. The USA was still very isolated from the realities of the coming war and were visiting Germany and Europe during the summer of 1939. By the time this “young commuter” would ... Read More »