SKU 509

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 18 * with switchable English subtitles * (improved)

Updated and improved as of December 2016, this revised disc includes subtitling which does not extend three lines without being split; tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

Our translations of Die Deutsche Wochenschau newsreels covering the events, mainly in Europe, from April to May 1942 (with a supplementary films from 1937 and 1939 ... see description) with first hand film reports.  Each part has variable film quality based on the original films it shows.  Overall, we would say the quality would correspond to a range of well worn VHS to very good DVD quality.  There may be some sound or picture issues on parts of the film.


  • Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts the Berlin Philhamonic Orchestra in honor of the Fuhrer’s birthday
  • Hitler’s minions congratulate him on his 53rd birthday
  • With German fliers on Sicily
  • German raid on Malta
  • Italian submarines conduct operations off the American coast
  • Fighting in the Gulf of Finland
  • German pioneers rebuild a railway bridge over the Narva
  • German trucks get stuck in the spring mud near Leningrad
  • SD and security troops look for partisan units
  • Ice is blown up on the Donetz to protect the railway bridge
  • German engineers work on repairing the Great Dnepr Dam
  • Large parade celebrates the 4th anniversary of Madrid’s liberation from the Bolsheviks
  • Thaw weather all along the Eastern Front
  • FW 190s repel British fighters and bombers on the Channel coast
  • A visit at Professor Brekker’s studio in Berlin Grunewald
  • Alfred Rosenberg receives a delegation of Ukrainian, Byelorussian and Russian peasants
  • Generaloberst von Kleist receives the Oak Leaves to the Ritterkreuz for the Iron Cross
  • Ukrainian militia on exercises
  • Work in a hospital for horses
  • Norwegian Legion soldiers pump water out of their foxholes on the Eastern Front
  • Sunday market in Kharkov
  • U-Boat sinkings off the American coast
  • Generalfeldmarschall List arrives in Bucharest for the Rumanian National Day
  • 400 young Dutch volunteer for service in the RAD
  • Fighting in Lappland
  • Finnish soldiers use reindeers to pull their sleds
  • General Dietl visits his troops near Murmansk
  • Kerch is taken by the Germans
  • The Battle of Kharkov




1937 - Cavalry Day in Dusseldorf

1939 – Glaube und Schonheit – a film about the BDM



Reference:  607 (22.04.42);  609 (06.05.42);  610 (13.05.42);  611 (20.05.42);  Degeto 32 (05.42);  1937 - Kavalleristen Tag in Dusseldorf; 1939 - Glaube und Schonheit



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