#919 - 5¢ Austria Flag: Plate Block

Austria was merged into Nazi Germany on March 12, 1938, and event referred to in German as the Anschluss. There was significant pressure, both in Austria and abroad, to resist the Anschluss, but the German Army was nonetheless greeted in Vienna by cheering crowds. Hitler commented on the event, "When I crossed the former frontier (into Austria) there met me such a stream of love as I have never experienced." Scott 919 Austria Flag