Famous tourist destinations, landmarks, and architecture in Munich, Germany before World War 2. View of Marienplatz with the Town Hall to its right and Frauenkirche in the background. View of St. Peters Church and the Karlstor (or Charles Gate) while looking west on Neubauer Strasse. A tram moves under the gate. Cars and people on a street. Shops on either side of the street including the Hamburg-Amerika Line office. Views of the Former Royal Palace (Munich Residenz or Munich Residence) with streetcar trams, horse carts, and pedestrians in the foreground, the Deutsches Museum or German Museum, the University of Munich and the National Theater Munich. A fountain in front of the university. A girl feeds pigeons.
Officials sign the Munich Pact in Munich, Germany, permitting Nazi German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in Munich along with German officers. French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier speaks to a German officer. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini enter a building. The officials sign the Munich Agreement.
U.S. soldiers raid houses in Munich in search of suspects during World War II. Line of tanks, jeeps, and half tracks along roads and streets of Munich on swoop raid. Army vehicles move through bombed out Munich. Infantrymen run along street of Munich. Soldiers raid house for suspected under grounders. Soldiers search a house. A man being arrested. Suspect enters a Command Post. Officer questions the suspect. Suspected homes being raided by soldiers, arrests are made and suspects being brought in for questioning. Suspects leave the Command Post afterwards.
Enthusiastic German audiences in and around the Sportspalast in Berlin, Germany, listen to Adolf Hitler as he harangues them about the Sudetenland issue. Scenes of German military on wartime footing: sailors marching, German warships at sea, and German Air Force aircraft in flight. Neville Chamberlain departing London for a last attempt at diplomatic settlement with Hitler, while at home, the British prepare for the worst, sandbagging government buildings, enlisting in the military, and generally preparing to defend themselves, if necessary. Adolf Hitler walking along a train platform with Benito Mussolini, who has arrived for the Munich summit meeting , followed by Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler. Munich street scenes with enthusiastic German crowds lining the sidewalks waving flags as Hitler and others proceed through the city streets in a motorcade. Prime Minister Chamberlain riding in an open car with Joachim von ribbentrop,German ambassador to Great Britain. Chamberlain of Britain, Edouard Daladier of France, German officials, and Mussolini, entering the Führerbau, with their respective retinues. While the negotiations go on in Munich, a crowd gathers and cheers Mrs. Chamberlain, in front of 10 Downing Street, London. Crowd surrounds car carrying Prime Minister Chamberlain, cheering in belief that his mission to Munich was a success. The Chamberlains appear on a balcony amidst cheers from Londoners.
U.S. infantrymen and tanks advance towards Munich, Germany during World War II. A U.S. motorized column moves towards Munich. A tank laden with infantrymen fords a stream. U.S. troops cross a stream in small boats. Infantry patrols move through fields and into the streets of Munich. Infantrymen talk to German civilians after entering Munich.
A memorandum expresses Adolf Hitler's desire to invade Czechoslovakia. Munich Pact discussed during the trial of Nazi leaders for war crimes in Nuremberg, Germany in 1946. Footage from 193 8 as Adolf Hitler and other leaders from Britain, Italy and France sign Munich Agreement or Munich Pact that leads to annexation of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany. Czech President Emil Hacha arrives to meet the German leaders.