WORLD WEIGHT-LIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS Muscle men from all over the world vie in the World Weight-lifting championships in Austria. Shemansky of the U.S. wins the heavyweight title with a thrilling lift of 300 pounds, a new record.
1938 ANSCHLUSS (UNION) OF AUSTRIA & GERMANY German troops sweep into Austria during her March 1938 annexation into Greater Germany by the Nazi regime. Dr. Arthur Seyss-Inquart becomes the new Chancellor of Austria as Kurt von Schuschnigg resigns and is imprisoned in Vienna's Belvedere Castle. The Anschluss (Union) is soon completed and crowds everywhere welcome Hitler and his armies with great enthusiasm.
AUSTRIA - WWII A motorcade moves along a street in Vienna watched by an enormous crowd. Adolph Hitler, standing in an open car, looks up at someone above him, arm raised in a Nazi Salute; Arthur Seyss-Inquart looks down from the balcony he stands on, arm extended in a Nazi Salute. Crowds are seen at night watching an open car containing a soldier carrying a swastika flag, and a man giving the Nazi Salute; members of the crowd return the salute; and uniformed troops march through the crowd.
DEATH OF ARCHDUKE FERDINAND - 1914 Archduke Ferdinand moves down an outdoor staircase, where an open car awaits. Scene changes to a large Viennese crowd struggling to apprehend the murderer of Ferdinand, an event that occurred (off-camera) on June 28, 1914.
MOBILIZATION FOR WW I Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, signaling the beginning of WWI. Teams of horses pulling small wagons, mobilized armies marching and troops entering a train and waving to those left behind.
GERMAN ANNEXATION OF AUSTRIA - 1938 On March 12, 1938, barriers along Austria's border are raised to allow German troops to march in and take over. Two days later, Hitler's forces make a triumphal entry into Vienna and are met by crowds of cheering supporters.
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