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Austria Capitulates to Hitler

A news reporter reads the resignation of Austrian Chancellor Kurt von Schuschnigg, who had struggled to prevent a Nazi takeover of his homeland. Schuschnigg's resignation came two days before Adolf Hitler's troops marched unopposed into Austria on March 12, 1938.

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