Adolf Hitler announces the Anschluss (annexation of Austria) in Vienna, Austria.
Vienna Austria Date:1938, March 15 Duration:1 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
The Anschluss. A newspaper headline announces Hitler's proclamation. Hitler and his entourage enter the Heldenplatz, Vienna, Austria, by way of the Burgtor gate. Their motorcade drives between massed crowd of people. Adolf Hitler stands in his car as they proceed. He is cheered by the huge crowd. He stands and addresses the crowd from balcony of the Habsburg Palace. He announces the Anschluss (merger of Germany and Austria) and stresses the unity of the German people with one leader, and one homeland. Huge crowd cheers. Various landmarks in Heldenplatz are seen. People stand on the base of the equestrian statues of Archduke Charles and Prinz Eugen of Savoy. Adolf Hitler greets the crowd as he stands in his car. Nazi soldiers lined up along the street.
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