Hermann Wilhelm Göring at Heroes Memorial Day ceremonies in 1938, and addressing a crowd in Vienna, Austria.
Berlin Germany Date:1938, March Duration:1 min 51 sec Sound:Yes
During period of Anschluss German occupation of Austria prior to World War II. Heldengedenktag or Heroes' memorial day in Berlin, Germany on March 13,1938. View of the Neue Wache (New Guard) World War One memorial on Unter den Linden. A cross , flowers, and a flame burns next to it. A guard stands outside. View of the equestrian statue of Frederick the Great. Camera pans back across the front of the New Guard building showing soldiers in formation on either side. Accompanied by two officers, Hermann Goering in uniform, including steel helmet, walks behind soldiers as they carry a large floral wreath across the square and into the New Guard building. View from inside as they enter and place the wreath. Closeup of the wreath shows a ribbon with words: "Adolf Hitler." Officers salute. War song, "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden," is softly played in the background. Scene shifts to Vienna, Austria, as Goering gives a speech. View of St. Stephen's cathedral and scenes from several days prior, as crowds cheer in Heldenplatz square about the Anschluss . Animated map showing the annexation territory. Slate displaying the slogan: "Ein Volk; Ein Reich; Ein Fuhrer" (One people; one nation; one leader.)
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