Speech by German civilian and former Governor of German East Africa at premiere of film entitled 'Die Reiter von Ost-Afrika' about the defence of German East Africa during the First World War, Hamburg, Germany, 19/10/1934. In German
REEL 1 Translation: Introduction by Radio Hamburg announcer Paul Obermann; film produced under the auspices of the Reichscolonialbund; release a great event for the German people', presence of former Governor of German East Africa, Dr Heinrich Schnee; also present the film's director Herbert Selpin and actors Ilse Strobrawa, Sepp Rist and Peter Voss, representatives of the NSDAP leadership in Hamburg, Hamburg's business community, colonial agency and the press. Music: - "Unsere Marine". Schnee's speech: the film was inspired by the heroic struggle undertaken by a small number of Germans during the First World War to defend the most valuable German colony; description of German East Africa; peace prior to war; relations with indigenous populations; great responsiblity involved in defence of the colony; support received from the then Oberleutnant von Lettow-Vorbeck; history of the struggle; role of the natives and the measures taken to win their support; heroic deeds performed during the war will live forever in German history; necessity of having colonies to ensure a future on German soil for German youth. Applause. Music. Conclusion by announcer.