• Short Summary

    Former members of the Austrian Government and the new chancellor, Austrian Nazi Dr Seyss Inquart.

  • Description

    Austria and Germany.

    C/U of a Nazi swastika flag. Former Austrian chancellor Dr Kurt von Schuschnigg stands beside a line of soldiers and shakes hands with one of them as commentator talks of his resignation. Several shots of former members of the Austrian Government: Dr Ludwig Adamovitch - Minister of Justice, Dr Matshnigg - State Secretary of Agriculture, Julius Raab - Minister of Finances and Adolf Watzen - State Secretary for the Protection of Workers.

    We see Austrian Nazi Gauleiter Dr Arthur Seyss-Inquart, who succeeded Schuschnigg, sitting and talking with another man.

    Visuals cut out at 01:23:14; soundtrack continues to end of the story, talking of "Germany sending her ultimatum [to Austria].... and an independent sovereign state has disappeared from the face of the earth." We hear a marching band and explosions on the track.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    957.29
    Media URN:
    16401
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:41:00 / 01:23:57:00
    Canister:
    38/21

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