Celebration of the marriage of Archduke Charles of Austria-Hungary, heir to the imperial Austrian throne, to Princess Zita of Bourbon Parma on 21 October 1911 at Schwarzau Palace, Austria. In attendance is Charles's 81 year old great uncle, Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary.
Artillery mounted on rail cars. United States President Theodore Roosevelt addresses a crowd. 1911, London: King George V and Queen Mary arrive in the royal carriage for the King's coronation ceremony at Westminister Abbey. Royal guards among the large crowd gathered to witness the ceremony. Queen Mary leaves the palace in a horse carriage. Austria: Franz Joseph, the Emperor of Austria, inspects troops in Vienna. Members of the royal family at Habsburg House. Archduke Franz Ferdinand attends the wedding of Archduke Carl to Princess Zita. His wife Sophie, Dutchess of Hohenberg, stands beside the Emperor during the ceremony. Royal family members and other dignitaries present for the wedding.
Distinguished officials and guests are arriving in the garden of the Schwarzau castle, on Sunday, October 22, 1911, for the wedding breakfast, following the marriage, the day before, of Archduke Charles of Austria-Este and Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. An outdoor altar has been set up and Roman Catholic clergy are engaged in ceremonial preparations. Princess Zita kneels at a singular pew and is joined by Charles, who stands beside her. (A small dog is seen briefly in the foreground.) From a different camera angle, the couple are seen kneeling side-by-side, as Priests proceed with their ministrations. Camera pans left to 81-year-old Emperor Franz Joseph standing, in the center of the yard, surrounded by the rest of the participants, including a group of girls in white dresses. A floral wreath with an organza bow and tails is suspended by one of the castle windows. Some staff watch the ceremony from a window.
Scenes from Nuremberg Trials, including footage of prior events being discussed in the trials. Nazi officer reads an announcement to Hilter and Nazi leadership confirming the March 7, 1936 occupation and remilitarization of the Rhineland by the German Army, and the loyalty of the German Army. German Army rally and parade is held in Nuremberg. Soldiers march and goosestep, along with Nazi leadership such as Hermann Goering, while Hitler speaks assuring peaceful intentions by Germany. German officials Goering, Rader, and von Neurath arrive at special meeting with Hitler and Generals von Blomberg and von Fritsch in November 1937 to plan conquer of Czechoslovakia and Austria. Tall meeting chamber doors under armed guard. Scenes from February 1938 Berchtesgaden meeting arranged by von Papen with Austrian Chancellor Schuschnigg, Hitler, Keitel, and von Ribbentrop walking on grounds. Car approaches Berghof. Guido Schmidt, former foreign minister of Austria seen at the meeting, and then seen on stand testifying at Nuremberg trials concerning Hitler's decision to annex Austria. Scenes of German troops marching and a night-time rally parade in Austria. View of Schuschnigg on March 9, 1938 at podium during meeting announcing a plebiscite vote on Austrian independence. Views of German newspaper headlines denouncing the plebiscite and demanding Schuschnigg's resignation. Crowd surrounds new Chancellor Arthur von Seyss-Inquart with Nazi salutes following Schuschnigg's resignation. Next is scenes of March 12, 1938 German Anschluss annexation of Austria. Initial German forces seen meeting some resistance by Austrian citizens. Germany army rolling into Austria and dismantling border gates. Hitler memo announces intent to annex Czechoslovakia. Operation Green leader Konrad Henlein seen walking in parade with officials. Scenes of Munich Pact signing ceremony. Czech President Hacha walks with Nazi leaders and enters car for meeting to hear German ultimatum. Map shows lands grabbed by German
The Nazi Army enters Austria. Nazi soldiers on horses as they enter Innsbruck, Kufstein and Salzburg in Austria after crossing over its frontiers. People give the Nazi salute. Soldiers advance towards Austria. A convoy of German trucks on the move. German soldiers enter towns and villages. People welcome the troops as they wave Nazi flags. A Nazi band plays. Newly appointed Chancellor of Austria, Artur Seyys-Inquart in a balcony as he waves to the crowds. German troops loaded in trucks move towards Austria. A motorcade moves past a large crowd as people cheer.
King George V and Queen Mary at the Coronation Durbar arena in Delhi, India, in 1911. They are seen under the royal canopy, surrounded by troops wearing White helments, white gloves, and white puttees. Complete change of scene shows women on horse-drawn floats in a suffrage movement parade on 42nd street, East of 5th Avenue in New York City, circa 1912. A woman dressed as Columbia stands in the first float,wearing a banner with word "Suffrage" on it. and some men supporters march in the parade. Crowds watch from the sidewalks. Uniformed policemen escort the marchers. Several women ride in a second float, wearing various costumes, including those of 17th Century pilgrims and of the 18th Century revolutionary war era. The float displays an American flag and some other type, as well. An automobile festooned with flowers, follows behind. The final scene shifts to London, England, circa 1905, and shows women's suffrage leader, Emmeline Pankhurst, carrying a bouquet of flowers, as she is escorted by a gentleman, out of a professional office building. One sign on the building reads,"Goodale, Hobson, & MacHahon.This refers to William Goodale, Alfred Allen Hobson, and Patrick Maurice MacMahon, Solicitors, 9, Essex Street, Strand London, England. (Note: that firm dissolved in 1907.)