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Memelland annexed by Germany and reintegrated into East Prussia, on eve of World War II

Animated map shows Germany and bordering states of Slovakia, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and the area of Memel (Klaipeda) in Lithuania, during advent of World War 2, Under duress, Lithuania ceded Memel to Germany by a treaty, effective 23 March 1939. It was immediately reincorporated into East Prussia. Newspapers being thrown to people gathered in a square. They carry headline: "Memel is Free."Nazi flags flying. Banner reads "We are swept home."border gates are thrown open and people rush through. Trucks full of German troops are welcomed. Formation of German Heinkel He-51 biplanes flies overhead. View from under triple 11 inch guns at stern of the German Cruiser Deutschland. Adolf Hitler standing behind canvas at railing on the deck with officers. A German destroyer coming into port. Hitler transferring from the Deutschland to a pier at Memel. He reviews troops in formation on the pier. The Deutschland in background with her crew lined up on deck. Hitler stands in an open car as it moves off the wharf to streets where people line the sidewalks to wave and salute him. He reviews German troops drawn up in a city square. Police control crowds. Hitler stands at a podium and exchanges Nazi salute with the crowd.

Date: 1939, March 23
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and his troops are cheered and greeted by the people in Memel, Lithuania.

Occupation of Memel on 22th March, 1939. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and his troops are cheered in Memel, Lithuania. The troops enter Memel and are greeted by the civilians. The troops march on a street. A banner across the street reads (in German): This land remains forever German. Soldiers on tanks enter the town. People stand on either side of the street and greet them. Aircraft fly in formation. Hitler and his party members disembark from the German Battleship, Deutschland. German soldiers at the port greet him. Hitler in a car and people cheer and greet him. A flag on a building. Hitler making a speech in Klaipeda. People gather in large number.

Date: 1939, March 22
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler is greeted upon return to Berlin, Germany. Annexation of Memelland (Lithuania)

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler returns to Berlin during World War II. German officers await arrival of Hitler's train at a railroad station. Hitler exits and is greeted by Hermann Goering and other officers. Fireworks at night. Hitler and Goering at balcony of a building. Worker marks out sign identifying city of Klaipeda, Lithuania. Hitler youth run through an opened gate. German troops and vehicles enter a town. Hitler aboard the German pocket battleship, Deutschland, waves to small boat. A German Destroyer bearing number 51. Hitler and German Air Force Chief, Hermann Goering, on deck of battleship, Deutschland. Hitler leads parade celebrating peaceful annexation of Lithuanian city of Klaipeda (Memel) and Memelland. Formation of Nazi bombers in flight. Crowds render Nazi salute as Hitler arrives in open car. Crowd salutes Hitler standing at balcony of a building. German battleship, Deutschland, being docked, and Hitler disembarking. Hitler, standing by railroad train, responding to crowd of well-wishers.

Date: 1939, March 23
Duration: 1 min 30 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Soviet-sponsored reconstruction of buildings in Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Achievements of Lithuania since the Soviet liberation in 1939. Exteriors of various buildings and a church. A family at home. Woman opens windows of house from outside. Soviet-sponsored reconstruction of building show workers at work. Past events show a man with a gun in wooded area. German supply train is bombarded.

Date: 1947
Duration: 1 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
 
Stakhanovites work in factories to industrialize Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic under first 5-year plan.

Achievements of Lithuania since the Soviet liberation in 1939. Soviet engineers examine blue-prints of building. Soviet officials confer. Interiors of a factory shows work operating various machines. Gauges on a machine. Stakhanovites work in factory and operate various machines. Young stakhanovites work on machines.

Date: 1947
Duration: 2 min 21 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
 
Stakhanovites work in factories of Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Achievements of Lithuania since the Soviet liberation in 1939 and during World War II. Stakhanovites work in factory and operate various machines. Stakhanovites work to industrialize Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic under first 5-year plan. Young stakhanovites work on machines. Exteriors of a building. Interiors of a textile plant shows women worker operating weaving machines.

Date: 1947
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Russian
 
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