German Chancellor Adolf Hitler attends the signing of the European Axis Pact between Germany and Italy (The Pact of Steel).
Germany Date:1939, May 22 Duration:3 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
The signing of the European Axis Pact (called, by Mussolini, the Pact of Steel) in Germany on 22th May, 1939. Italian Foreign Minister, Count Galeazzo Ciano arrives in Berlin by train and is met by his German counterpart, Joachim von Ribbentrop. Ciano reviews honor guards as a band plays. Then he and von Ribbentrop drive in a car through throngs of cheering Berliners. Later, when the principals and German and Italian officials are assembled for the signing, Adolf Hitler enters the hall and walks over to greet Ciano and Goering and several German and Italian officials present. He then sits down at the table and is flanked by the two foreign ministers who sign the pact. Hitler says farewell to Ciano and leaves the hall. Von Ribbentrop publicly explains the pact.
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