Speech by German Chancellor given in Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, 28/4/1939. In German
REEL 1: Hitler: review of Germany's situation, 1918-1933; significance of Treaty of Versailles;return of Saar to Reich as solution to many Franco-German problems; Germany's stance towards other European countries;reference to Austrian referendum and Anschluss; historical background to demographic character of Bohemia and Moravia; German attitude to creation of Czechoslovakia and its potential as military base; review of Czech-German relations and rumours of German mobilisation.
REEL 2 Continues: Attitudes to and results of Munich Agreement, 1938; problems involved in re-drawing Czech-Hungarian borders; Germany's stance on future of Czechoslovakia; reference to captured Czech armaments; interpretation of Munich Agreement and attitude to British Empire; development of German Reich; differences between German and British attitudes to possible war; definition of Germany's interest in Baltic states; suggestions for resolution of German-Polish differences.
REEL 3 Continues: Polish reaction to German suggestion; reasons for considering German-Polish non-aggression pact to be void; references to German participation in Spanish Civil War; emphasis on strength of Germany's defences; Roosevelt's telegram and analysis of and answers to first eleven points, covering US accusations of German aggression.
REEL 4 Continues: analysis of and answers to points 12 to 19 with reference to Germany's Lebensraum policy, efficacy of conferences in solution of international problems,disarmament, Germany's intentions towards other European countries, British relations with Palestine, Ireland and Africa, Germany's disarmament programme.
REEL 5 Continues: analysis of and answers to points 20 to 21 with reference to international economic system, Germany's territorial losses, USA's demographic and geographic advantages over Germany. Goering: assurance of universal faith in Hitler. Sieg Heil. Nazi Party songs.