In 1934, the average German would not have flown, and therefore not have seen the world from an arial point of view. Triumph of the Will spends a good deal of time focusing on flying through the clouds, and then over Nuremburg. The shots of the city give a location for viewers of the film, but more importantly, the entire flying concept is one of newly accessible technology. Also, to have technology like this is a sign of prosperity, somethign all Germans were desperate for at the time.

The obvious imagery of the plane descending and Hitler exiting is that of a god. Here is the man that all the people of Germany are looking to to save them from the economic depression.

 Triumph of the Will 1934-- Hitler's Plane Over Nuremburg

See Hitler's landing.

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