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.
VIENNA MEMORIAL MASS FOR FALLEN POLICE - 1932 The Vienna police force gathers at the Votive Church for an anniversary mass honoring fallen fellow officers. The regiment passes in review before their leader Dr. Johann Schober, Archbishop and Cardinal Gustav Piffl and other officials. These are the last pictures ever taken of the famous archbishop before his death soon afterwards.
AUSTRIAN MONARCHY DOWNFALL CELEBRATED - 1932 More than 100,000 members of the Social Democratic Party in Vienna, Austria commemorate the 1918 downfall of the monarchy and the introduction of socialism. They form a procession that passes in review before Mayor Karl Seitz while millions on the sidewalk cheer them on.
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
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.
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.
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