Third Reich - Reichsautobahn Austria 1938

Adolf Hitler is pictured doing the first cut of the spade for the opening of the construction works of the Reichsautobahn at Walserberg in Austria, shortly after the annexation to the German Reich on 7 April 1934. The Nazi Propaganda! on the back of the image is dated 7 April 1938: "The Führer did the first cut of the spade for Austria's autobahn. A memorable moment: The Führer does the first cut of the spade for Austria's first autobahn." Photo: Berliner Verlag/Archiv