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.
Wrecked railroads, Coal mines, power plants and factories being rebuilt and rehabilitated in Germany after World War 2. Railroad carts on wrecked stations from Allied bombing during the War. Workers repair rails and tracks destroyed by Allied bombers. Workers in a tire factory build railway and automobile tires, in Munich. Trucks manufactured at a truck factory drive out of the factory. People lined to see some of the items produced for export. British occupied Ruhr Valley. Wrecked Krupp factories in Ruhr Valley. A steel smelting plant in operation, workers pour molten steel. Coal cars leave Ruhr Valley. Animated charts show production and export of coal during 1937 and 1946. Miners enter and leave mines. Miners eat and take half of their food out to the children.
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.
Rebuilding activities in the city of Munich, Germany after Allied bombing in World War II. A steam shovel loads rubble into small railroad cars. Damaged buildings in the background. The steam shovel bucket picks up debris from the ground. It unloads the debris in the railroad cars. Men watch as the bucket unloads the debris. The train leaves with rubble loaded cars. Walls of damaged buildings. Men and teenage boys load damaged bricks in a truck.
Rebuilding activities in the city of Munidh, Germany after World War II. Men clear debris with shovels and load it on a conveyor belt. A man fills a trolley with debris using a shovel. Damaged buildings in the background. Heaps of debris seen in front of the damaged buildings.
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.