Colonel Keith K. Compton, commander of the 376th Bomb Group in Libya, North Africa briefs his air crews for the first Allied bombing mission against the Nazi ME-109 (Messerschmitt Bf 109) manufacturing plant south of Vienna at Wiener-Neustadt, Austria, in World War 2. The map that Colonel Compton is using shows the air routes to and from the target. The mission will commence early the next day, on 13 August 1943. An unrelated scene shows U.S. Army and Army Air Force men conversing with an Australian soldier in a summer uniform.
Views of Vienna, including St. Stephen's Cathedral; the Austrian Parliament building; the Vienna State Opera;Schobrunn Palace, and downtown street scenes of shops, buildings. trams, cars, and pedestrians. The U.S. Presidential 707 airplane arriving at Vienna Airport, Saturday, June 3, 1961. Wellwishers wave banners and flags from the observation deck of the airport. Austrian President Adolf Scharf and Chancellor, Alfons Gorbach, walk out on a red carpet, past a military honor guard, to greet the President and Mrs. Kennedy. Scene shifts to President Kennedy broadcasting a report, about his European trip, to the American people, on June 6,1961, He states that he went to Vienna to meet the Leader of the Soviet Union, Mr. Khrushchev. View of President Kennedy shaking hands with Khrushchev, in Vienna. Kennedy, Krushchev, Secretary of State Dean Rusk, with Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, and other officials on steps of meeting place. The two leaders shaking hands again, as photographers take pictures. Local citizens watching the historic event. Scene shifts back to President Kennedy delivering his post-trip report to the Nation. Scene shifts to the Soviet Embassy in Vienna, where Nikita Khrushchev stands outside and greets President Kennedy as his car arrives. Views of Kennedy and Khrushchev conversing inside the Soviet Embassy. Brief outdoor scenes and then view of Khrushchev escorting Kennedy as he leaves the Embassy, and he and Dean Rusk enter their car. Final scene reverts back to Kennedy's broadcast on June 6th.
International Youth Conference in Vienna, Austria. Youth delegates from 14 European countries carry flags in a parade. Uniformed officials from various countries review parade. They give a Nazi salute. Nazi youth Leader Baldur Von Schirach among officials. Public buildings with Stephans Cathedral in the background. Officials enter public building. Conference in session. Speakers, delegates and audience in the conference. Baldur Von Schirach , Leader of Hitler Youth, Arthur Ozman of Germany, Jenasen of Denmark, Vidisoni of Italy and Blolo of Spain in view.
A horse and buggy race in Vienna, Austria. A man prepares a horse before the race. Men driving horses during the race. A man looks through a binocular. People in a stadium. The winner is awarded.
Germany's entry into Austria. A Nazi soldier holds an old man and inquires. Civilians cheer as the German motorized infantry crosses the Austria-German border. Nazi soldiers march through the streets. Nazi troops cross a long bridge on a river. German tank enters Austrian village as people and children with Nazi flag, pose a Nazi salute. Troops of German army enter various towns of Austria and are greeted by Austrian Nazis. Nazi soldiers talking at a base. German planes flying in Austrian sky. Jewish people with their luggage rush into a railway station. Signs indicates trains bound for Warsaw. Seyss-Inquart addresses a crowd as Himmler looks on. Motorcade of Hitler through the streets of Berlin after his return from Austria. Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels seen. Huge crowd salute Hitler and cheer the Anschluss. Nazi leader greets people from a balcony. German troops entering Vienna welcomed by a huge crowd. Nazi military leaders accept salute from the crowd. Sound includes German narrator and background sounds of the parades and rallies.
Portrait of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, who were assassinated June 28, 1914. Crowd at Franz Joseph Street in Sarajevo. The last residence of the royal couple, in Bad Ilidze, near Sarajevo. Trees, plants and fountain at the park. Arrival of the ship, "Viribus Unitis," on July 1, 1914 to transport the bodies of the Archduke and Duchess back to Austria. Austrian seamen carry coffins of the Archduke and Duchess to the pier. They place it on a platform. Priests stand near coffins and Austrian officers salute. Horse carriage, soldiers, officers and priests walk in funeral procession to railroad station in Trieste, where the coffins of the Royal couple are transferred for transport home to Vienna. View of Castello Miramare, on the water, in Trieste. Funeral procession with automobiles in Vienna. Views of Castle Artstetten in Austria, the final resting place of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie,Duchess of Hohenberg, laid to rest there on July 4, 1914.