Video: Hitler’s Victory – A Final Appeal For Peace and Sanity, July 19th, 1940

This 2 hour video features the audio portion of Adolf Hitler’s”Victory Speech” on July 19th, 1940 in the Reichstag, Berlin, following Germany’s victory over France and her allies, the British, on the western front in the Spring of 1940. But for the first time, you will hear Hitler’s speech, in its entirety, spoken entirely in English. The speech is his own narration of the events of the war up to that point, from the German perspective, regarding who and what caused the war, and the reasons for his own actions, followed by a final call to reason, in order to stop the hostilities and senseless bloodshed. The English narration is laid over Hitler’s own voice, which is still audible. There is occasionally some tape noise near the beginning which could not be removed.

To my knowledge, no actual video of the speech itself is available; only the audio and text. It was necessary, therefore, to improvise with a compilation of still images and actual historical film footage and quotes from that period to accompany his speech. Essentially, this is Adolf Hitler’s own documentary of the events leading up to the war, from Germany’s perspective, and his record of the events that had transpired up to this stage in the war, in which he declared victory, but nonetheless, offered his hand in peace once again, and made a last appeal to reason.

Note: If you have any difficulty viewing the embedded version above, it is also available to watch or download at archive.org. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see find the link.
 

Content of the Speech:

At the beginning, I have included an introduction from the original German newsreels which show Hitler’s dramatic arrival at the Reichstag that day, amidst the victory celebrations in Berlin. I have left the voice of original German commentator intact as he described the scenes as Hitler arrived. The German narrator then gives a short summation of the highlights from the Fuehrer’s speech, and you see some of those prominent figures in attendance, and get a sense of the very jubilant atmosphere. The German announcer also explained that the speech was being transmitted ‘LIVE’ via more than 1,000 radio stations and in 30 different languages world wide. So what he said was not a big secret .

Hitler began by speaking about the Treaty of Versailles and his efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution to the unjust dictates of that treaty, and how not only Germany had suffered from it, but that the world as a whole had also suffered (and was still suffering) from it economically. Hitler then explained why it was necessary, in self-defence, to invade Poland in 1939; that it was justified, based upon Polish aggression, being fomented and agitated by powerful interests in France and England.

In spite of the subsequent declarations of war by Britain and France, and even while his troops were making great progress in Poland, Hitler explained on his speech that he had been quite willing to accept mediation as proposed by Mussolini, but that the allies wanted none of it. In light of the war declarations against Germany, and due to the continued aggressive actions taken by the allies, Hitler then felt both compelled and justified to pre-emptively invade the neutral Norway to stave off the Brits and French. That was followed by invasions of Holland, Belgium and Denmark in the Spring of 1940 in order to protect Germany from military encirclement and assault. Hitler said, the evidence showed that these countries were not behaving as neutral countries by defending themselves against the British and French. He then explained how the British and French themselves had been planning to invade those allegedly neutral countries in order to attack Germany. He said that documents later found in France, proved there was a long standing conspiracy for war against Germany, and to incite war in Balkans and other places. Hitler then detailed the victory over the French, step by step, and how he finally and thoroughly destroyed the invading British Expeditionary Force at Normandy.

Secret Documents of the Allies:

One highlight is when Hitler explains that, in the course of the battle in France, a Wehrmacht soldier, while in the process of searching some train cars, found a top secret French document, which he showed to his immediate superiors, who then forwarded it to the German High Command. They then ordered a wider and more thorough search, which led to the discovery of a trove of diplomatic documents which detailed all of the allies plans and exposed in fullness their war agenda, and the names of the allied leaders who had signed off on it. Hitler also mentioned how their own intelligence agents in the UK had overheard some phone conversations of what he called “the British war mongers”, which tipped the Germans off. But he also lampooned Churchill in several segments, for his boisterousness and bravado, which tipped his hand, and also for his own bad decisions that led to several British military disasters, which Churchill was trying to somehow spin as “victories”. Hitler described the allied leaders essentially as stooges for International Jewish and Freemasonic interests.

The Military Battle on the Western Front:

Hitler took credit for the decisions made to protect Germany and for the overall war plan, but he heaped lavish praise and thanks on all of his General Staff, his long-time party comrades, and all those who heroes who made the victory possible, including on the home front. He then paid tribute to Mussolini, and the Italians, thanking them for their support and friendship, detailing their contribution. Hitler then detailed just how well prepared and united the German were, in every sense, for a long hard fight to the finish. Hitler added that he was still convinced of Stalin’s integrity regarding their friendship pact, which they had signed in August 1939 which provided security on Germany’s eastern frontiers.

In the middle portion of the speech Hitler stopped to announce a series of promotions from within the ranks of his military forces. In the interest of time and the flow of the video presentation, I have not included that segment, which lasted about 10 minutes. However, I am providing the full text of the speech in both English and German, and those documents include the list of names of the military personnel and their new ranks.

Conclusion:

Finally, in the latter segment of the speech, after documenting all of the facts and reasons which had led to war; a war which he stated emphatically that he had never wanted, he speaks of how ridiculous and unnecessary it all was, and the needless devastation and senseless misery it had already caused. He lamented the further death and destruction that would surely come if the allies insisted in pursuing their senseless and unnecessary war. Hitler then reiterated his fear that the allies would once again, in spite of the fact that he had defeated them, try to characterize his humble and sincere appeal for peace, as a sign of weakness, and use it in the furtherance of their war agenda. Nonetheless, he followed with yet another, and this time, final appeal to the British for peace, reason and sanity.

Video Footage:

I wove in original German newsreel film footage (without sound) which depict the events that he was describing. Some the footage you will see early on is not good quality but is the best I could locate. However, it gets progressively better. You will also see some footage of Chamberlain, Churchill, Dr. Goebbels, Dr. Todt, Rudolf Hess, and Hermann Goering, as well as, Mussolini.

The actual speech itself is approximately 90 minutes long in this slightly edited format.

BONUS FEATURE:

The final 30 minutes contain original, high quality German newsreel footage of the ‘Battle at Dunkirk’, showing the complete annihilation of the British forces, as well as, the many thousands of stunned and bewildered French troops as they were captured or surrendered. You will also see how they were being humanely treated and cared for according to the Geneva convention. And finally, you will see a group of British soldiers captured or surrendered in Norway, one of whom explains in English what happened and how well they were being treated. Please note how friendly the entire situation was, and how this is a total contradiction of the image of “evil Nazis” that we have always been treated to by Hollywood and the court historians!

WATCH HERE at archive.org:

Hitler's Victory - A Final Appeal for Peace and Sanity, July 19th, 1940

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DOCUMENTS – Text version of the above speech

English: Adolf Hitler – Speech Berlin, July 19, 1940 – English annotated (pdf)

Deutsch: Adolf Hitler – Rede vom 19. Juli 1940  original (pdf)

I will also put this on YouTube later today

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5 Responses to Video: Hitler’s Victory – A Final Appeal For Peace and Sanity, July 19th, 1940

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  2. Markus says:

    After trying to find the original German version of this victory speech, which I couldn’t find, I discovered this Hofbräu speech from 1940.

    It is a speech, I believe, specially for the very inner circle who knew exactly what was going on in the world and therefore it is very private and direct in nature.

    Hitler speaks of the left-right paradigm that stood up against him within Germany before the Machtergreifung and his 95% approval ratings in the years that followed, and also about the warmongers abroad, who tried to bring Germany down in the same way, they do it today with other states in the way. By inciting revolutions, sanctions and smear campaigns, followed by total onslaught if “diplomacy” doesn’t work in their favor.

    He also speaks of the November criminals and I looked it up: They self-proclaimed the Weimar Republik on, ….drum beats…, the 9th day of November 1918, 9/11! The German calender always starts with the day, followed by the month, other than the American, where it can be one way or the other, formal or informal.

    I read somewhere that 9/11 is a magical number to encircle and omit God. Ten is Dix in French and Dieci in Italian. The English Diety and probably the word Die (and going to heaven) stems from this also…

    The flag in the video is the German Reich trade flag, used by the Weimar Republic in foreign affairs (because noone even knew about the Black, Red, Gold flag abroad and therefore couldn’t identify Germany with it). You see a tiny Weimar flag in the upper left side, though.

    A grandiose speech!

    Regarding the victory speech, Hitler precisely distinguishes between the “Hurrah! patriotism” in the wake of the Great War in 1914 for the Kaiser, and the absolute will of the entire Volk for its very existence and plain survival after the Internationalists clarified that this Second Thirty Years’ War was fought to wipe Germany off the map and that it was not a territorial dispute between fair adversaries, which would settle after the borders were fought over (Lorraine or West-Prussia with a large Polish minority) and go back to friendly relations.

    • Es war mir ein Vergnuegen, die Rede komplett anhoeren zu duerfen. Bis her hatte ich nur Teile davon gehoert die im Youtube herrumfliegen. Der Alter war gut, schlau, und auch witzig! Absolut einmalig. Danke!

    • Hans says:

      “After trying to find the original German version of this victory speech, which I couldn’t find, I discovered this Hofbräu speech from 1940.”

      Yeah, finding something about WW2 on youtube is taxing.
      You can find the speech in NSL-archive.

      http://nsl-archiv.com/Tontraeger/Reden/Bis-1945/heil.php

      9/11 is indeed an interesting date. It is called the “destiny day of Germans” (Schicksalstag der Deutschen) because many important things happened on this day. For example the Beer Hall Putsch. Thats why Hitler gave every year in the night from 8. to 9. November in Munich a speech to commemorate the Putsch. Some of this speeches are also in the link above.

      On 9/11 was the fall of Berlin wall, as well the Reichskristallnacht. Thats the reason why this day is today not public holiday 😉

  3. Hans says:

    Hitler made more than enough peace offres. During and even before the war started. Also after this offer was ignored they were working behind the scenes on a peaceful solution (Hess flight to England.)

    It was Polish war mongering which led to WW2. As already said made Poland a partial mobilisation of her
    troops 6 month prior to the German attack and a full mobilisation 2 days prior. According to international law this could be considered as a declaration of war. Nevertheless Hitler didn´ t stop negotiating until the last minute.

    The idea of attacking Germany is not new. After the First World War was Germany weak and the situation in Weimar Republic chaotic. Pilsudski tried to win France for an alliance but this was refused by France. If the Germans would have lost the coal mines in Silesia they would not have been able to pay the reparations of the treaty of Versailles.

    Pilsudski mission to France wins little
    http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70B11F73B5B11728DDDAF0894DA405B818EF1D3

    Or in 1933 after Hitler came to power Poles tried to „preempt“ Germany

    http://www.polishforums.com/archives/2009/history-poland-34/wouldnt-listen-wise-old-pilsudski-36422/

    Another time the Poles were not able to convince France for a two front war against Germany
    so Pilsudksi accepted in 1934 Hitlers offer of an non aggression pact.

    Which was later cancelled by Hitler because the Poles (Pilsudkis successors) made a pact with England.

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