BERLIN, March 15, 1939 (UP) -- Adolf Hitler sent his armies into Czech territory today to enforce a newly declared protectorate and appointed a military governor and two civil administrators for Bohemia and Moravia.
While Hitler crossed the frontier into Czechia and speeded into Prague for a triumphal entry in the wake of occupation by Nazi soldiers, the following appointments were announced to seal the fate of Czech territory under German rule:--
Konrad Henlein, the Fuehrer of Sudetenland, as civil administrator of Bohemia, the largest Czech area. Henlein, who has been commissioner of the Sudetenland, was the chief Nazi leader in the long campaign leading up to the Munich settlement.
Josef Buerckel, commissioner of Austria, as civil administrator of Moravia.
General Von Gablenz as German Military Governor of Prague.
At the same time it was disclosed that Hungary and Poland had officially recognized the new independent State of Slovakia, lessening the possibility, officials believed, of clashes among the massed troops of four nations in or around Slovakia and Capatho-Ukraine, the easternmost tip of Czechoslovakia, which has been occupied by Hungary.
Hitler was credited in Nazi circles with a display of courage by going immediately to Prague, which demonstrated great hostility to German troops, for a triumphal entry.
Hitler entrained at 8:20 A.M. (2:30 A.M., New York time) for an unannounced destination. He was on his way toward Czech occupied territory. His special train was preceded by one containing members of his personal bodyguard and an anti-aircraft battalion.