Speech by German Reichs Propaganda Minister at Harvest Thanksgiving ceremony, Germany, 3/10/1943, also includes speech by Herbert Backe, Reichs Minister for Food and Agriculture. In German
REEL 1: Speech: Music and announcer; announcer describes scene. Backe: importance of wartime harvest; recognition of agricultural workers' contribution; success of grain crop; comparison between harvests of 1918 and 1943; review of various crops and livestock numbers; Nazi Party and agriculture; reference to yield from Third Reich's new territories.
REEL 2 Continues: production difficulties on Eastern Front; women in agriculture; award ceremony. Goebbels: secure food supply, increased bread ration; reference to thriving armament industry; importance of perseverance; death penalty for saboteurs; absence of anti-war movement.
REEL 3 Continues: review of political and military situation; war as fight for national identity; importance of total victory; comparison with wars of King Frederick II. Music.