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.
FRENCH LEADERS BOARD PLANE TO LONDON France's Premier Edouard Daladier and his Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet inspect troops then board a plane for London. There they will meet with England's Prime Minister to strengthen their alliances against possible war.
8TH EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS IN NEW ORLEANS Chicago's Archbishop George William Cardinal Mundelein arrives to preside over the 8th Eucharistic Congress in New Orleans. More than 100,000 pilgrims from around the world attend.
CAPT. GEORGE EYSTON & THUNDERBOLT CAR Captain George Eyston prepares his race car "Thunderbolt" for the upcoming challenge of besting his current world land record of 312 miles per hour. Thunderbolt resembles a rocket ship from the future and boasts a 3600 horsepower engine.
ANTOINE SHOWS NEW HAIRSTYLES World famous Paris hairdresser Antoine shows off the latest hairstyles that are all the rage in France and Argentina. Gorgeous curls and elaborate hair ribbons, flowers and more decorate the heads of beautiful models only to happy to let Antoine be their stylist.
HOWARD HUGHES ON RECORD-SETTING FLIGHT Crowds of curious onlookers gather around as Howard Hughes and his crew when they stop to refuel then continue their record-breaking around-the-world flight of 1938.
ROBERT WADLOW CELEBRATES TALL BIRTHDAY Robert Wadlow of Alton, Illinois celebrates his 20th birthday with his family in a big way. Robert stands a startling 8 feet, 8 1/2 inches tall and is still growing and well on his way to fame as the tallest man in the world.
CHICAGO TICKER TAPE PARADE FOR HOWARD HUGHES Howard Hughes and his four-man crew arrive n Chicago, Illinois where they are enthusiastically greeted by the media and fans. The city then throws the men a ticker-tape parade to celebrate their new round-the-world flight record of 3 days, 9 hours, 17 minutes.
Date: July 30, 1938 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:30:00, No Audio
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