15th March, 1938 : Adolf Hitler drove into Vienna yesterday amid scenes of tumultuous enthusiasm. Church bells pealed in welcome to the German dictator, who has made the once independent Austria just another province of Germany. Wearing the brown uniform of his Storm-troopers, Hitler stood upright in his open car, giving the Fascist salute to the cheering crowd. Young Nazis attempted to break through the police cordon shouting: “We want to see our Fuhrer. Hitler. Hitler.” Young girls in national dress threw flowers into his car. Older people wept with joy.

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