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Reichs Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, Baron Konstantin von Neurath, receives the new administration in the Cernin Palace in Prague]

Reichs Protector of Bohemia and Moravia, Baron Konstantin von Neurath, receives the new administration in the Cernin Palace in Prague]

[Shortly after the German advance into Bohemia and Moravia, the Führer traveled by car to Prague.  The Führer greeted troops entering the city of Prague.]

[Shortly after the German advance into Bohemia and Moravia, the Führer traveled by car to Prague. The Führer greeted troops entering the city of Prague.]

Czech state president Dr. Hacha travels to Berlin to the Fuhrer to place the fate of the Czechs in his hands. President Dr. Hacha on arrival in Berlin, where he is greeted by Dr. Meissner.]

Czech state president Dr. Hacha travels to Berlin to the Fuhrer to place the fate of the Czechs in his hands. President Dr. Hacha on arrival in Berlin, where he is greeted by Dr. Meissner.]

[The Slovak prime minsiter Dr. Tiso visits the Fuhrer in Berlin.  The Fuhrer in conversation with Dr. Tiso.]

[The Slovak prime minsiter Dr. Tiso visits the Fuhrer in Berlin. The Fuhrer in conversation with Dr. Tiso.]

Czechoslovakia falls more and more into decay.  In Pressburg serious incidents take place between Czechs and Slovaks.  The Slovaks smash the shop windows of all the Jewish businesses.]

Czechoslovakia falls more and more into decay. In Pressburg serious incidents take place between Czechs and Slovaks. The Slovaks smash the shop windows of all the Jewish businesses.]

With a huge outpouring of sympathy throughout the country, our comrade Alois Sornik, murdered at the hands of the Poles, was laid to rest in Ansbach.]

With a huge outpouring of sympathy throughout the country, our comrade Alois Sornik, murdered at the hands of the Poles, was laid to rest in Ansbach.]

Fighter Squadron Schumacher, which quickly became known for its victory over the German Bight, can claim new victories over English Wellington bombers.  These fliers would enthusiastically welcome the return of enemy planes.]

Fighter Squadron Schumacher, which quickly became known for its victory over the German Bight, can claim new victories over English Wellington bombers. These fliers would enthusiastically welcome the return of enemy planes.]

[The deserving soldiers of the Slovakian Army being decorated by Slovakian General Catlos.]

[The deserving soldiers of the Slovakian Army being decorated by Slovakian General Catlos.]

[The Fuhrer visited Wilhelmshaven to meet the crews of successful U-boats, among them the men of the submarine which sank the English aircraft carrier "Courageous".  The Führer greets the assembled crew.]

[The Fuhrer visited Wilhelmshaven to meet the crews of successful U-boats, among them the men of the submarine which sank the English aircraft carrier "Courageous". The Führer greets the assembled crew.]

At the invitation of the Reich government in Berlin, the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union and concurrent People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Molotov joined with the Reich government...]

At the invitation of the Reich government in Berlin, the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Soviet Union and concurrent People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs Molotov joined with the Reich government...]

...and the Fuhrer to conduct extensive discussions on the German-Russian relations in the context of the friendship pact between the two states.  The visit concluded with complete agreement.]

...and the Fuhrer to conduct extensive discussions on the German-Russian relations in the context of the friendship pact between the two states. The visit concluded with complete agreement.]

On the borders and fronts of the wintry, Christmas-season Reich, the Wehrmacht keeps a sturdy watch.  The self-assurance and determination of this nameless guard-post doing its hard duty flows in strength through the whole German people.  With the same feelings of assurance and resolution, Greater Germany moves into the New Year.]

On the borders and fronts of the wintry, Christmas-season Reich, the Wehrmacht keeps a sturdy watch. The self-assurance and determination of this nameless guard-post doing its hard duty flows in strength through the whole German people. With the same feelings of assurance and resolution, Greater Germany moves into the New Year.]

On Christmas Eve, the Fuhrer's deputy, Reichsminister Rudolf Hess, spoke, as he does every year, to the Germans of the Reich and the world.  This time, he broadcast from on board a German warship.]

On Christmas Eve, the Fuhrer's deputy, Reichsminister Rudolf Hess, spoke, as he does every year, to the Germans of the Reich and the world. This time, he broadcast from on board a German warship.]

[The Christmas visit by the Fuhrer was a great experience for all the soldiers.  Just as when they had fought on Polish (battle)fields, the Fuhrer went to them, he with his troops, so that leadership and people are always found as one.]

[The Christmas visit by the Fuhrer was a great experience for all the soldiers. Just as when they had fought on Polish (battle)fields, the Fuhrer went to them, he with his troops, so that leadership and people are always found as one.]

[The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops.  He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.]

[The Fuhrer visited a Luftwaffe air base and sat near the Christmas tree in the midst of the troops. He visited anti-aircraft positions in the Western Air Defense Zone, where a gunner presented him with a hand-carved wooden eagle.]

[The War Christmas of 1939 was a Christmas of the German people with the same fellow-feeling and joy as every year.  The soldiers were especially happy that Adolf Hitler, First Soldier of the Reich, spent the three days of Christmas with them.]

[The War Christmas of 1939 was a Christmas of the German people with the same fellow-feeling and joy as every year. The soldiers were especially happy that Adolf Hitler, First Soldier of the Reich, spent the three days of Christmas with them.]

At the invitation of the Soviet government, Reich Foreign Minister von Robbentrop is in Moscow for crucial talks...]

At the invitation of the Soviet government, Reich Foreign Minister von Robbentrop is in Moscow for crucial talks...]

Faced with the complete superiority of the German army, Warsaw felt compelled to surrender.  In the Skoda motor works--eight kilometers from Warsaw--the surrender negotiations for the former Polish capital city take place under the auspices of General Blaskowitz.]

Faced with the complete superiority of the German army, Warsaw felt compelled to surrender. In the Skoda motor works--eight kilometers from Warsaw--the surrender negotiations for the former Polish capital city take place under the auspices of General Blaskowitz.]

Under the influence of the English warmongers Warsaw was transformed into a fortress with the help of its agitated people.  German infantry in the suburbs of the Polish capital city, behind streetcars and under cover of trenches, waits for our tanks to suppress Polish machine gun nests.]

Under the influence of the English warmongers Warsaw was transformed into a fortress with the help of its agitated people. German infantry in the suburbs of the Polish capital city, behind streetcars and under cover of trenches, waits for our tanks to suppress Polish machine gun nests.]

In honor of the diplomatic corps the Fuhrer held a supper in Berlin, in which accredited ambassadors took part.  The Fuhrer speaks with the British ambassador Sir Henderson.]

In honor of the diplomatic corps the Fuhrer held a supper in Berlin, in which accredited ambassadors took part. The Fuhrer speaks with the British ambassador Sir Henderson.]

England lives in groundless fear of war.  Their armaments are of monstrous proportions.  Our picture shows the new English anti-aircraft defenses.]

England lives in groundless fear of war. Their armaments are of monstrous proportions. Our picture shows the new English anti-aircraft defenses.]

Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano visits the Polish government for discussions.  Count Ciano before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.]

Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano visits the Polish government for discussions. Count Ciano before the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.]

Reichsfuhrer of the SS and German Chief of Police Himmler pays the Polish capital city a brief visit.]

Reichsfuhrer of the SS and German Chief of Police Himmler pays the Polish capital city a brief visit.]

[A huge catastrophic earthquake brought misery to Chile.  A special airplane from Germany's Lufthansa brought over medical supplies and instruments.]

[A huge catastrophic earthquake brought misery to Chile. A special airplane from Germany's Lufthansa brought over medical supplies and instruments.]

Reichs Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop pays a visit to Warsaw.]

Reichs Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop pays a visit to Warsaw.]