Speech by German Reichsfuhrer SS to officers of 543rd and 547th Volksgrenadier Infantry Divisions, Munsingen, Germany, 27/7/1944
REEL 1: Reference to July Bomb Plot; measures taken to prevent reoccurrence of starvation and revolution rife in 1918; Hitler's miraculous escape; lessons to be learned from historical precedents to July Bomb Plot.
REEL 2 Continues: Achievements of Waffen SS partly attributable to education and fostering of correct values; reference to failure of July Bomb Plot conspirators to gain power; importance of loyalty both from soldier and his family; significance of unconditional comradeship and loyalty.
REEL 3 Continues: Punishments for offenders; career soldier's correct attitude to war; Frederick II's solution to manpower and money shortages; concept of duty; superiority of Soviet entrenchments on Eastern Front.
REEL 4 Continues: Importance of officers always being available to oversee details; average length of service for SS company and battalion commanders; exhortation for truthfulness and honesty in reports; Russians as opponents; military strength; character of Soviet soldier; overrated significance of T34 tank; Himmler's tasks as Commander-in-Chief Replacement Forces.
REEL 5 Continues: British as opponents: limited fighting potential; attitude to war; effectiveness of V1 on London and South-East; US primary concern with war in Pacific; predicted collapse of Allies' coalition.