In final days of World War 1, October, 1918,Italian troops are seen proceeding against Astro-Hungarian forces. The Italians advance and employ a large searchlight over the trenches at night. Shells burst above the battlefield. After Austria requested an armistice (signed on November 3rd) Austrian troops are seen surrendering in large numbers and assembling in open areas. Meanwhile, Italian troops enter the city of Trento.
A film on 1918 celebrations of independence as the Hapsburg reign ends in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Czecho-Slovak troops look out from the train window as they arrive in Prague. Troops stand holding their flag. The troops arrive from Austria. People cheer as troops march. People cover the statue of Joseph Radetzky von Radetz in front of the Radetzky Memorial. Cartoons and caricatures of Kaiser and Crown Prince. Pictures of the cabinet members of Czechoslovakia. Troops depart form Slovakia to hold the Hungarian border on horse carts and horses. Battisti, the brother of the executed Italian deputy in a car. (World War I; World War 1; WWI; WW1)
Emperor Karl I (Emperor Charles I) of Austro-Hungarian empire reviews Austrian troops in Austria-Hungary during World War I. Soldiers stand in a line along the mountain side. Emperor Karl I discusses with them. A woman stands along with the soldiers.
Italian prisoners are marched in Tyrol Sector of Austria during World War I. Italian prisoners emerge from an Austrian dugout where they have just been questioned. Prisoners march along a field followed by Austrian soldiers. Column of prisoners march along dirt road.
Italian prisoners are marched in Tyrol Sector of Austria during World War I. Italian prisoners in a field. Column of prisoners along field. Prisoners run forward as an explosion occurs in the background.
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