Speeches by German Chancellor and German Reichsmarschall to Reichstag on independence of European nations, Berlin, Germany, 4/1939. In German
REEL 1 Goering: introduces Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Hitler: situation 1918-1933; significance of Treaty of Versailles for Germany; Jewish influence. Germany's exploitation through loss of colonies and raw materials, Lebensraum; significance of Saar's return to Reich; German-European relations; his historical explanation of Slavs in Bohemia/Moravia.
REEL 2 Continues: Germany's attitude to Czechoslovakia; oppression of German Czechs; question of German mobilisation; attitude to Munich conference; justification for Germany's settlement of European territorial disputes; Czechoslovakia as military base; Neville Chamberlain and German-British relations.
REEL 3 Continues: Britain's anti-German stance; Germany's attitude to Baltic states and Poland; British-Polish pact as invalidating earlier pact with Germany; Nazi Party aid for Franco's Spain; German confidence in leadership and army; support for Italian action in Albania.
REEL 4 Continues: relates contents of President Franklin D Roosevelt's telegram and Germany's answers; effects of press propaganda; Germany's peaceful intentions; inefficacy of League of Nations; rejection of President Franklin D Roosevelt's list of threatened states.
REEL 5 Continues: Britain as oppressor in Ireland and Palestine; German disarmament; Reich's loss of territory, consequent lack of resources and overcrowding. Goering: leads cheering. National Anthem.