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.
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.
WILD WATER RACE ON THE ENNS RIVER - 1932 In one of the most dangerous water sports men wearing canoe or pontoon water skis race each other through the rapids of the Enns River in Austria. Joseph Hirsch wins the race by managing to stay afloat as others end up in the water barely escaping drowning.
AUSTRIAN ARCHDUKE STEPHAN BAPTISED - 1932 The newborn son of Austria’s Archduke Anton of Hapsburg and Princess Ileanna of Romania is baptized at St. Othmar Church. The queen mother Marie of Romania, archduchess Margaretta, ex-queen Elizabeth of Greece, Archduke Theodore and Prince Edward of Parma also take part in the ceremony and ex-king Alphonso of Spain acts as godfather for the newly arrived royal.
AUSTRIAN VILLAGE SLOWLY BURIED IN MUD The tiny village of Landl in the Austrian tyrol is slowly being engulfed in mud following heavy rains that triggered the creeping landslide. Help arrives with heavy equipment and the successful rerouting of the River Ache. PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO & AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS & REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
GLAFKOS KLERIDES, KURT WALDHEIM & RAUF DENTAS - 1970S In 1974, United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim brings together Glafkos Klerides (President of the Republic of Cyprus) and Rauf Dentas (founder of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, a de facto state).
Date: 1974 - COLOR Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:13:00, No Audio
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