Illuminated masses of Nazi swastika flags. Hitler speaking at outdoor event. Hitler evoking laughter in the Reichstag (Kroll Opera House), on April 28, 1939, as he reads aloud a long list of countries from Franklin Roosevelt's letter which Roosevelt asks Germany not to invade. Scene changes to a welcome parade on March 16, 1938 in Berlin after Hitler's return from Austria at the time of the Anschluss. Hitler and Hermann Goering walking along street in Berlin, reviewing German troops. Huge crowd of cheering German citizens packed tightly in the Wilhelmplatz to hear Hitler speak. Hitler and Goering on a balcony overlooking the crowd.
Japanese troops parade for Emperor Hirohito, mounted upon a white horse. Italian troops goosestep and German troops goosestep on parade. View of Austrian town with snow-covered Alps mountains in background as German troops enter Austria on March 13, 1938 during the Anschluss. Local citizens welcome them, displaying swastika flags and giving Nazi straight arm salutes. Troops, military vehicles, tanks, motorcycles, and horse-drawn artillery comprise the German invading force. Shifts to Spain, where war torn buildings reflect effects of German and Italian intervention during the Spanish Civil War. A donkey standing near field artillery piece. Artillery being fired from an urban park in Spain. Artilleryman using a range finder. German gun crew with heavy artillery piece. Soldiers wearing Adrian steel helmets, firing a two-wheeled water-cooled machine gun. Spanish carrying wounded on stretcher. Spanish civilians inadvertently slain during civil war conflict. Starving dog walking in street. Huge poster of Francisco Franco and view of him on reviewing stand saluting marching Nationalist troops. Repeat of Hirohito reviewing troops and Italian and German troops goosestep. Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini stand together in open car heading to Fuhrerbau in Munich, Germany, for signing of Agreement between Germany, Italy, Britain, and France in 1938.Neville Chamberlain, and Edouard Daladier riding in car to Fuhrerbau. Views of the principals signing the accords. Hermann Goering seen. In Italy, Mussolini waves to cheering crowd from balcony. German troops enter Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) greeted by joyous ethnic German inhabitants.German military brass band playing in open trucks. Signpost pointing to Prag; Eger; Joachimsta; and Komotau. German troops marching into Prague.Italian Destroyer in port, as Italy invades Albania in 1939. An Italian L3/33 tankette being unloaded from a ship.Bicycle troops riding in Albania. German gun position overlooking river. Hitler at Reichstag mocks Roosevelt plea to stop invasions.
Analysis of the Germany's labor force, military strength and effects of war on manpower. Soldiers march. Men work in factory on equipment and machinery. Women work in factory. A map points Germany, Sudetenland and Austria. Graphs examine labor force by sex, age and military replacement availability; compare the labor force according to sex from 1939-1943; detail the increase of work force through the women part time workers and the veterans. Women weld equipment in a factory. Men do mining work. They work on a field. They also work on the rail road station. Graphs compare the labor force in agriculture, industry, trade services, transport and government.
Wreaths along with banners having Nazi Swastika on them placed between two plants. Hitler and several companions visit village of Leonding, Austria, and the house where he lived as a youth. Hitler at the boyhood home of his family.
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler returns to Berlin, Germany. Chancellor Hitler on a train from Vienna, Austria to Prague, Czechoslovakia. He waves from a window. Hitler gets off the train in Berlin and is greeted by a crowd giving Nazi salute. Fireworks at night in Berlin to celebrate the conquest of Czechoslovakia.
A speech by British Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill in London, England during World War 2. He states that Britain is in stronger position than it was at the start of the war. He says that fate of Holland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Austria will be decided by the victory of Britain and French Republic.