Judgment at Nuremberg

There is nothing you can say.
Nothing has happened to alleviate the crisis.
The crisis reached a head this afternoon...
when all rail travel between
Western zones and Berlin was stopped.

The blockade by land is now complete.
What do you think
we're going to do, General?

Do you think we'll withdraw?
We can't withdraw.
If we withdraw under pressure,
our prestige all over the world is threatened.

The Communists will move in
on every front.

What about these trials, General?
How do you feel about them now?

We're committed to the trials.
But I think it would be realistic
to accelerate them as much as possible.

What would happen
if they fired on one of our planes?

I'm afraid we'll have to face that
when it happens.

There is no other answer
to that question at this time.

You fellows should try
some of the strudel. It's excellent here.

No, thanks.
Dan, I've just come back from Berlin,
as you know.

I don't think this is going to be it.
A lot of people do, but I don't.

But it is going to be a fight for survival...
for the next 10 years, maybe the next 20.
Germany is the key to that survival.
Any high-school student in Geography
can tell you that.

Just what are you trying to say, Senator?
What I'm trying to say is this:
While nobody's trying
to influence your decision...

it's important that you realize this,
because it's a fact of life.

Let's face it, gentlemen.
The handwriting is on the wall.

We're going to need all the help we can get.
We're going to need the support
of the German people.

More strudel, gentlemen?
Herr Janning, you may proceed.