Regent of Hungary, Miklós Horthy (Nicholas Horthy), in uniform of an admiral, steps from a train and is greeted by Chancellor Adolf Hitler and foreign minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop, during World War 2. Next, the conferees are seen within the Schloss Klessheim (Klessheim Palace) where they would, ostensibly, negotiate German occupation of Hungary (German troops were already entering Budapest.). Discussions commence after dignitaries enter the conference hall where General Döme Sztójay, Hungarian ambassador to germany is present.
View of the Mauthausen concentration camp in Mauthausen, Austria. Cremation ovens used to execute the prisoners. A German guard held at gun point by the American troops. Liberated American speaks, surrounded by a group of prisoners. He is U.S. Navy Lieutenant Jack H. Taylor of Hollywood, California. Filmed by Lt. Col. George C. Stevens, he says that in October 1944 he was the first allied officer to drop into Austria. He says he was captured December 1, 1944 by the Gestapo, and severely beaten. He details his imprisonment time in Austria and then at Mauthausen. He shows insignia and dog tags of two American soldiers who were executed in a gas chamber of the camp by the Germans. He details the multiple methods used by the Germans to kill prisoners, including shooting, gas chamber, beating, exposure in the snow for 48 hours with cold water thrown on them, starvation, dogs, and pushing off a hundred foot cliff. He thanks the American 11th Armored Division for rescuing them.
German flying ace Walter "Nowi" Nowotny during a propaganda tour in Vienna, Austria during World War II. Viennese crowds greet and acclaim the German Luftwaffe officer, a native of Austria. Civilians cheer and take his autographs. Women present him with flowers. German officers accompany the flyer. Nowotny bids farewell to his family on completion of his leave. His family bids him farewell as he boards a Junkers JU-88 aircraft for the flight back to his duty base. German officers salute him. The aircraft taxis and takes off.
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
German General Hermann Fegelein's civil wedding ceremony in Salzburg Austria during World War II. Hermann Fegelin and Gretl Braun arrive for their wedding ceremony. The bride and the groom seated near the head of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Himmler and Martin Bormann. Fegelein signs the marriage document followed by Gretl. Himmler and Bormann also sign as a witness. The couple receive a toast with pewter cups. View of a plate with loaf of bread and a dish with salt and another empty pewter dish. Scene transitions to Hitler's Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) retreat at Berchtesgaden Germany. Guests at the wedding reception which followed the ceremony in Salzburg. Food laid out on a table. A woman pours out a drink in a glass and drinks.
Waffen-SS General Hermann Fegelein and his new bride Gretl Braun Fegelein, immediately after their civil ceremony wedding, held in the Palace of Mirabell in Salzburg Austria. Head of the Schutzstaffel, Heinrich Himmler, raises a toast to the newly wedded couple. They drink from silver cups that Himmler had presented them. Gretl being greeted by various Nazi officers. Fegelein talks to Martin Bormann. The newly married couple move out of the building. They get in a car and drive away.