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.
Exterior view of the Konzerthaus building in Vienna, Austria. Flags of different nations flutter in wind in front of the building. Several trams are parked in front of the building. They move away. The United Nation flag flutters in wind atop the building. Representatives from different nations seated in chairs. Plaques with the names of their countries placed on their tables. Representatives stand as an official arrives. Photographers take photographs. The official walks towards a podium and addresses the gathering. Other officers on a platform in the background.
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.
Hitler reviews German military parade on Vienna's Ring Road, from reviewing stand near Museums of Art and Natural History. Formation of German bomber aircraft in flight. Adolf Hitler stands with German officials. They look up in the sky. Armored vehicles and motorbikes, followed by tanks, move along the road. Hitler gives Nazi salute as each passes. Military brass band, led simultaneously by two conductors, plays. View from stand, above and behind Adolf Hitler. Views of spectators, some clinging to lamposts. Cavalary troops on horseback bring up rear of parade. The military band, across the road from reviewing stand, performs close-order drill maneuvers, while playing. Young SS soldier, in helmet, seen amongst mixture of soldiers watching the parade. Older, war veteran, wearing uniform and medals, stands with group of older spectators.
Film opens showing Adolf Hitler ascending stairs to the Bergfhof, accompanied by Marshal Hermann Goering, and followed by other high ranking Nazi officers. Inside, General staff officers begin briefing Hitler about plans for German expansion Eastward. Finger points to Austria on map. Next, on March 12, 1938, Border Guards are seen dismantling barriers at the border as German troops march into Austria. German aircraft fly overhead. Hitler stands in his open touring car as it drives into Vienna, where local people line the sidewalk, and welcome him with the Nazi salute. Maps depict the fall of Austria and illustrate the anticipated conquest of Czechoslovakia. Brief overlay image of Bismark as narrator quotes him about Bohemia being key to control of Europe. German troops advancing up steep mountainous terrain. German soldiers on horseback and wagons passing road sign pointing to cities of Karlovy Vary and Cheb, in the west Bohemia region of Czechoslovakia. Czech troops marching in formation with shouldered arms. View of Czech Avia B-534 warplanes at an airfield. Interior of a Czech Skoda works munitions factory. President of Czechoslovakia, Edvard Beneš, signing papers at his desk. French lancers marching in formation, on parade. (Narrator comments on French military alliances with Czechoslovakia and Great Britain.) View of warships in British fleet. Hitler outdoors, surrounded by German military officers, looking over large maps. Animated map highlights the "Sudetenlands" bordering Germany, including districts of Bohemia, Moravia, and parts of Silesia inside Czechoslovakia, where use of German language was common. Street scene from that area showing some youths in uniforms, marching. Hitler giving speech about bringing the German people together again. The uniformed youth marching at a camp. Sign erected on stone wall at the camp reads: "Die Faune ist mehr als der..."(the flag is more than ...) Youth in Naval garb march on a street with a Nazi flags. Spectators give Nazi salutes. Young men in Khaki uniforms march with Nazi symbols. Scenes shift to similar parades in Norway, Sweden,China,and the United States. Back in Czechoslovakia, Hitler reaches down from his podium to shake hands with parading youth. Images of Admiral Chester Nimitz, Lieutenant General Walter Krueger, Senator Robert Wagner, Wendell Wilkie, Henry J. Kaiser, and American military members, superimposed on American flags. Sudentenland Nazi supporters marching. Konrad Ernst Eduard Henlein, Sudeten German politician, with a Nazi officer. More views of Sudeten Nazi supporters. Nazis in an office showing blackjacks. Hospitalized Czechs who suffered at hands of Nazi supporters in street fights. Hitler speaking before the Bundestag. Closeup of Joseph Goebbels.Foreign minister Maxine Lichtenhof speaking to League of Nations meeting announcing Russia's readiness to back action against Germany. Czech borders being closed. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain arriving by plane in Munich. Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler, and Hermann Goering with Chamberlain, at the meeting to sign the Munich Agreement. View of protests by people in the streets of Czechoslovakia. French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier and Chamberlain, both being praised by countrymen upon their respective returns from Munich. (Chamberlain seen arriving just before giving famous "peace for our time" speech.)