Olympia film crew with a Television Camera

Source: BundesArchive, http://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/cross-search/search/_1281937121/, athene-5u2pa58wbz83759waje_layout.jpg

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Olympische Spiele 1936 in Berlin:

Fernsehkamera im Einsatz bei den 100-Meter-Vorläufen im Olympia-Stadion. (Aufn.: Stempka)= Dating: 1936

Photographer: Stempka


Notice the "television camera." The National Socialists were the first to use a rudimentary "television" system for peaceful purposes in a limited broadcast of some of the Olympic Games. They used an "intermediate film system," whereby motion picture camera film was processed almost immediately after recording images, then scanned by a television "scanner," which then used the German wireless transmission and television technology, invented by such corporate giants as Siemens and Telefunken, to be transmitted and displayed before over 150,000 Germans, who followed the Olympic Games via these television broadcasts at 21 different television centers across Germany. Later this technology was used during the War to guide V2 or similar rocket-propelled missiles to England. A "wunderwaffe" originally designed for peaceful purposes?