• Short Summary

    Austrian Nazis celebrate victory of taking part in the government for the first time.

  • Description

    Titles read: "AUSTRIA YIELDS".

    Austria.

    Brief shots of Austrian chancellor Dr Kurt von Schuschnigg walking past troops and sitting in a chair at some kind of ceremony. Short sequence of German Nazi soldiers walking over snowy mountains as commentator talks of German troops massing along the frontier.

    Crowds of Austrian Nazis crowd a busy street, making the Nazi salute, celebrating the victory of taking part in the government for the first time. Brief shots of Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) on skiing down a snowy slope as commentator says von Schuschnigg appealed to Mussolini for support in a policy of resistance to Germany, "but Mussolini was much too busy to listen".

    Note: old database record says this story shows Adolf Hitler, Mussolini and Schuschnigg skiing - footage here only shows Mussolini. If there was a shot of the three men together on the slopes it is currently missing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    955.17
    Media URN:
    16312
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:35:00 / 01:13:01:00
    Canister:
    38/14

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