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PART 1

A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
  
1.  AUFBAU DES GEMEINSCHAFTSHAUSES DURCH FREIWILLIGEN ARBEITSDIENST - 1939
1939 film put out by the German American Bund in the United States showing their construction of a community centre in New Jersey.  The Bund's mission was to promote favorable opinions of Nazi Germany in the United States and were widely regarded as a sort of Volksdeutsche element, which would cause the corresponding chaos and trouble in the event of hostilities with the Reich.

GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 17 MINUTES.

 

 
2.  BAUERNHOCHZEIT AM TEGERNSEE - 1936
Die wenigsten werden davon gewusst haben, dass im vorigen Jahr außer der "Jugendsünde" noch ein weiterer Film am Tegernsee aufgenommen worden ist. Es ist der Kultfilm "Bauernhochzeit am Tegernsee", den Norman Dix, München, in der Egerner Bucht, in Hagrain und Rottach drehte. Er zeigt in wunderschönen Bildern eine Bauernhochzeit mit allem Brauchtum, wie es noch heute im Tegernseer Tal lebt und wie es schon in früheren Zeiten gelebt wurde.  Man sieht die Brautwerbung, verfolgt den Hochzeitslader auf seinem Wege zu den Hochzeitsgästen, und dann beginnt der "Kammerwagentag", an dem das Hochzeitsgut der Hochzeiterin in das Haus des Hochzeiters gefahren wird, festlich mit Bändern geschmückt, während ein gutes Stück Vieh hinterher getrieben wird. Der Hochzeitstag rückt heran: die Braut wird mit dem Hochzeitsgewand bekleidet, dann fährt sie zum Hofe des Hochzeiters, mit dem, dessen Vater und dem eigenen sie dann gemeinsam auf das Standesamt in Rottach fährt. Der Bürgermeister nimmt feierlich im Braunhemd die standesamtliche Trauung persönlich vor und überreicht den Neuvermählten das Werk des Führers "Mein Kampf" zu Erinnerung an den Tag der Hochzeit.  Nun geht es zum Gasthaus "Zur Tuftenmühle", wo die Morgensuppe eingenommen wird. Erst jetzt erfolgt die kirchliche Trauung. Im Hochzeitszuge, die Musikkapelle voran, bewegt sich der Zug mit Hochzeitspaar und den Gästen zur Kirche, wo der Geistliche die kirchliche Verbindung vollzieht und die beiden die Ringe wechseln.  Und nund geht es zum fröhlichen Hochzeitsmahle zurück im Wagen zur "Tuftenmühle", wo bereits die Kapelle wartet. Es wird das vergnügte Hochzeitsmahl gezeigt und auch dann wieder die alten Sitten, wie das "Ehren" und "Abdanken", das heutzutage noch viel bei uns der Brauch ist.  Mit Beginn des Tanzes schließt der entzückende Film, der nicht nur ausgezeichnete Aufnahmen enthält, sondern wirklich dem Stil und den alten Bräuchen unserer Bauernhochzeiten voll gerecht wird. Das kam wohl in erster Linie daher, dass alle Mitspieler in diesem Film aus der einheimischen Bevölkerung genommen wurden

Very culturally interesting 1936 film, which shows the traditional wedding preparations and event itself as they existed in this area of Bavaria, and pretty much still do to this day.

GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 27 MINUTES
 
 
 3.  10 MAY 1940 - THE CAMPAIGN IN THE WEST BEGINS - 1940 
Excerpt from Die Deutschen Wochenschauen chronicaling the open of the offensive in the West on 10 May 1940.
 
IN GERMAN WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES. 
 
 
 4.  A NEWSREEL FROM THE CAMPAIGN IN POLAND - 1939 
From the Tobis Wochenschauen comes this rather long newsreel special highlighting the reasons for and the results of the invasion of Poland in September 1939.
 
IN GERMAN WITH HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 82 MINUTES. 
 
 
 
APPROXIMATELY 136 MINUTES TOTAL.  VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT OVERALL VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.
 

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PART 2
A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. COMEDIAN HARMONISTS SINGEN VOLKSLIEDER

The Comedian Harmonists were an internationally famous, all-male German close harmony ensemble that performed between 1928 and 1934 as one of the most successful musical groups in Europe before World War II. The group consisted of Harry Frommermann (tenor buffo), Asparuh "Ari" Leschnikoff (first tenor), Erich Collin (second tenor), Roman Cycowski (baritone), Robert Biberti (bass), and Erwin Bootz (pianist).  The hallmark of the Comedian Harmonists was its members' ability to blend their voices together so that the individual singers could appear and disappear back into the vocal texture. Its repertoire was wide, ranging from the folk and classical songs arranged by Frommermann to appealing and witty popular songs of the day by writers such as Peter IgelhoffWerner Richard Heymann and Paul Abraham (composer).   The group's success continued into the early 1930s, but eventually ran into trouble with the Nazi regime: three of the group members – Frommermann, Collin, and Cycowski – were either Jewish or of Jewish descent, and Bootz had married a Jewish woman. The Nazis progressively made the group's professional life more difficult, initially banning pieces by Jewish composers, and finally prohibiting them from performing in public. The group's last concert in Germany was in Hannover on March 25, 1934.

IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 7 MINUTES.

 

2. A SELECTION OF SPEECHES BY ADOLF HITLER - 1932 - 1939
A potpourri, so to speak, of various speeches by Hitler, taken from Wochenschau clips:  1.  Lustgarten, Berlin (1932);  2. Sportspalast, Berlin (10 Feb 33);  3.  Montagehalle, Berlin (10 Nov 33);  4.  Lustgarten, Berlin  (30 Jan 36); 5.  Maifeld, Berlin  (28 Sep 37);  6.  Krolloper, Berlin  (10 Jan 39).

IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 19 MINUTES
 
 
3. A TRAIN ARRIVES IN COLOGNE'S RAILWAY STATION
Very short clip showing the arrival of a train at Cologne's railway station during the time of the Third Reich. 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE. 
 
4. ADOLF HITLER IS NAMED REICH'S CHANCELLOR - 1933
Newsreel clip detailing the appointment of Hitler and his cronies to elite power status in the Third Reich. 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES. 
 
 
5.  ADOLF HITLER REVIEWS THE LEIBSTANDARTE SS 
March past and review of the Leibstandarte SS by Adolf Hitler on a few different occasions.
 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES.
 
 
 6.  ADOLF HITLER SPEAKS - 3 YEARS' STRUGGLE FOR PEACE 
And yet another speech by Der Führer, this time with subtitles, so you don't miss any of the many happy moments  (uh huh).
 
IN GERMAN WITH HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 5 MINUTES.
 
 7.  ADOLF HITLER SPRICHT AUF DEM MAIFELD - 28 SEPTEMBER 1937 
Yes, we know this is a repeat from Selection 2 ... but wouldn't you just love to hear it again?
 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 8 MINUTES.
 
 
8.  ADOLF HITLER SPRICHT IM BERLINERSPORTSPALAST - 10 FEBRUAR 1933 
Yes, on the surface, this, too, looks like a repeat from Selection Two --  but that was only a fragment; this is a much longer piece (in case you're still awake).
 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 38 MINUTES.
 
 
9.  ADOLF HITLERS WAHLKAMPFREDE - 27 JULI 1932 
And here, a speech at the time of the National Elections, when the appeal of the National Socialists was starting to wane from earlier highs only to be surprisingly put into power a short time later by Hindenburg.
 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTES.
 
 
10.  ALARM AT THE PASS - A FRAGMENT - THE CAUCASUS, 1943 
A fragment from the color propaganda film Alarm am Pass completed in 1943, but never released for public consumption, as, by this time, the Wehrmacht was starting to head west in its journeys, not east.
 
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE.
 
 
11.  ALFRED ROSENBERG TALKS ABOUT HIS LIFE 
We don't know why, but for some reason, the occupying Allied authorities allowed Welt im Film, the postwar verion of Die Deutsche Wochenschau, to distribute this monologue of Alfred Rosenberg, the Party theoretician, to talk about his life on camera.  Not to be outdone by his Führer, Rosenberg prattles on for an unending 25 minutes.  Alas, the joke was on him:  Adolf was known to give monologues to his captive audiences at Berchtesgaden or at his headquarters for more than FOUR HOURS!  Luckily, you won't have to endure Rosenberg competing on that level.
 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 25 MINUTES.
APPROXIMATELY 125 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

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PART 3
A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. ALLES LEBEN IST KAMPF - 1937
This film is meant to justify the euthanasia program, which was currently in full swing in Germany against "incurable" mentally and physically handicapped people.  Using examples from nature and illuminating the costs involved with caring for these people, the film leaves an open-ended question for the viewer to consider what actions should be taken to rectify and improve upon the current system.  What final solution is intended is only hinted at; but for most people, it would probably be clear, even without the benefit of hindsight.

GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.   MUSICAL BACKGROUND (Mahler and Vaughan-Williams).  APPROXIMATELY 25 MINUTES.


 

 2. ALLTAG AUF DEM REICHSSPORTFELD - 1941
Hitler Youth and girls from the Bund Deutscher Madel (BDM) perform a variety of gymnastic feats on athletic training grounds.

MUSIC SCORE ONLY  (Dvorak).   APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTES
 3. ALT-BERLIN
Late 1930s film about Berlin as it once was, so to speak, involving a coachman showing the sights of the city to a tourist.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTE. 
4. ALT-REGENSBURG - 1938 
A film about the history of Regensburg.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES.
5. ANNABERG IN UPPER SILESIA 
Short clip about the town in upper Silesia. 
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY.  APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.
6. ARBEITSKAMERADEN - SPORTSKAMERADEN - 1939 
Propaganda film extolling the virtues of hard work and the joy of performance on the athletic field ... preferably after you've done your full day in the factory. 
IN GERMAN WITH HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 14 MINUTES. 
 
7. ARBEITSMAIDEN IM KRIEGSHILFDIENST 
Undated film shows the efforts of women in industry and armaments helping the country to reach the Final Victory  (guess we know how that worked out). 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. NOT THE BEST OF SOUND, BUT MOSTLY MUSIC ANYHOW.  APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES. 
8. ARCHIVE FILMS OF THE AFRIKAKORPS - 1942 
Private films from the front in Africa give us a glimpse into life on the North African front and the achievements of the Afrikakorps as they roll up Tobruk and cross the Egyptian border on their way to El Alamein. 
GERMAN INTERTILES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 19 MINUTES.
9. ARNSTADT IN THE THIRD REICH 
Another culture film about the medieval city of Arnstadt located in eastern Germany  (and from 1945 - 1990, part of the Soviet zone).
 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.   POOR SOUND QUALITY. APPROXIMATELY 14 MINUTES.
APPROXIMATELY 132 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

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PART 4
A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. ARTILLERY GREIFT AN - 1940

Fragment from a 1940 propaganda film about the campaign in France, which, until recently, was gathering dust in the archives in the Federal Republic of Germany.

IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.

2. ARTILLERY AMMUNITION OF THE WEHRMACHT

Detailed and technical review of ammunition used in German artillery pieces of the Second World War.

IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 17 MINUTES
3. ASSE ZUR SEE - 1943
Asse zur See - Unsere Schnellboote was 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 18 MINUTE.
4. AT THE CATHEDRAL OF COLOGNE AFTER HIGH MASS
Just what it says.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE.
5. ATHENS OCTOBER 1941 - PRIVATE COLOR FILMS
Color films made by an amateur photographer in the Wehrmacht, showing Athens and its environs in the fall of 1941.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTES.
6. ATTACK OF THE 17th INFANTRY REGIMENT ON WARSAW - 1939
Informational film put out after the end of the Polish Campaign showing the performance of this one unit in the battle for Warsaw.
MUSICAL SCORE WITH GERMAN INTERTITLES AND OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES.
7.  AUF EINER SCHNELLZUGS-LOKOMOTIVE
 
A film for train enthusiasts made in the time of the Third Reich.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES.   APPROXIMATELY 12 MINUTES.
8. AUF GEHT'S - 1937
1937 film about the national agricultural exhibition in Munich in 1937.
MUSIC ONLY.  APPROXIMATELY 23 MINUTES.
9. AUF GROSSER FAHRT - 1936
The story of the cruiser Karlsruhe on its 1934/35 journey to ports of call in South and North America.  Ostensibly a "simple cruise", the ship especially made sure to visit and establish contacts with German communities abroad in South America and even in the United States with the intention of strengthening the bonds between the homeland and the colonial settlers  (translation:  to ensure a reliable Fifth Column abroad in the event of war; something amply proven with the comments of the cruiser's commander at film's end).  Fascinating to watch, if only to see what the Western Hemisphere looked like at this time, one gets the eerie feeling, that the ex-pat German community was very closely tied to events at home and distinctly more loyal to Germany than to its host countries  (purposely reinforced by the film's editors, whether true or not).  Very interesting film for the naval enthusiast as well as the armchair traveler.  When this film came out in 1936, about a year after the finish of this tour, the Karlsruhe was stuck in San Diego repairing severe damage to the ship due to a run in with a tropical storm.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 70 MINUTES.
APPROXIMATELY 168 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

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PART 5
A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. AUS DER TIEFE EMPOR- 1934

Put out by the Department of Propaganda for the NSDAP, this film provides a short background to the situation in Germany during the years of crisis and how the ascent to power by the Nazis led to the economic recovery of the Reich  (actually begun in Weimar Germany, but the Nazis took credit for it).


GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. MUSICAL BACKGROUND (Shostakovich). APPROXIMATELY 18 MINUTES.

 
2. OCCUPIED PARIS - 1941
Private films taken in occupied Paris one year after occupation.

MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 7 MINUTES
3. BERLIN AROUND THE TURN OF THE 20th CENTURY
A series of very short scenes put together in the 1930s about "Berlin as It Once Was" at the end of the 1890s and into the beginning of the 20th Century.
MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 7 MINUTES
4. DAILY LIFE IN THE REICHSARBEITSDIENST
This film shows the activities, training and exercise regimens of the RAD, who were very prominent in public works' projects in the early years of the Reich; later to become part of the war effort in the frontlines. 
MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 24 MINUTES.
5. FRANCONIA IN THE 1930s
Franken in southern Germany as it looked like during the Third Reich.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES.
6. AUFRUF AN DAS DEUTSCHE VOLK
Film from the early days of the regime with party faithful sitting through one of Hitler's rants.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 48 MINUTES.
7. BERLIN PREPARES FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES - 1936 
Private films from the city shortly before a bunch of guests dropped in to play sports.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY.  APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES.
8. BERLIN, THE REICHSHAUPTSTADT - 1936
Wonderful color film about the capital of Germany made with the tourist in mind.
 
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 8 MINUTES.
9. THE 3rd REGIMENT GOES OUT ON MANEUVERS - 1938
Private military films.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.
 
 10. THE 8th PANZER REGIMENT IN ACTION
In Poland, that is.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 9 MINUTES. 
 
 
 11. DANZIG IN THE 20s, 30s AND 40s
From Free City to Destroyed City.  Wonderful Pictures.
 
MAINLY MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 28 MINUTES.
 
APPROXIMATELY 164 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.


PART 6
1. BILDBERICHT NR. 5 - 1933 

Put out by the National Film Office for the NSDAP in Halle an der Saale in 1933, this film highlights some of the events for the year, in which the Nazis took over power in Germany.  First, there are films from Sachsenhausen (widely known) showing the internment of Communists and Socialists in the concentration camp.  Then there are pictures of Air Force Captain Kohl visiting Halle.  The SS Choir performs for the Fuhrer's birthday.   The famous book burnings in Berlin are shown.

GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. MUSICAL BACKGROUND. APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES.

 

  

2. BILDBERICHT NR. 12 - 1935

Another film put out by the National Film Office in Halle.  A visit to a Jungvolk camp in Haym.  A visit to a Radio Exhibition in Berlin.  Allstedt turns 1000 years old.  Prince August Wilhelm reviews a march of Party members.  Dedication of a new Daimler-Benz factory.  Scenes from a riding competition at a stud farm near Halle.

GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.   APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES
3. HANS JOACHIM MARSEILLES - PRIVATE FILMS
Private films shot in Africa concerning the fighter ace Marseilles.
MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 22 MINUTES
4. HANS BASTANIER'S PICTURES OF WAR
Most fans of the Wochenschau series or those simply interested in original German wartime films are probably familiar with Hans Bastanier's work and don't even know it.  He was one of UfA's most talented young camermen and was inducted into the Wehrmacht as a reporter.  He was one of only four cameramen given permission to use color film on the Eastern Front after 1942.  Quite a bit of his fantastic color photography had been used in the Wochenschau newsreels, but were copied into black-and-white first  (my guess is, because color film and the processing of it was so expensive, the authorities did not want audiences getting used to being able to see it in newsreels).  This wonderful film will be a real bonus for Deutsche Wochenschau fans:  it talks about and shows his work and how it was used in the newsreels --- some of which have not been seen before --- and about the only complaint here is that it's too short.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 22 MINUTES.
5. ON THE BATTLEFIELDS OF FREEDOM FOR GREATER GERMANY - 1941
This is yet another film that will please Wochenschau fans.  This film was made in the fall of 1941 for Field Marshal von Brauchitsch's 60th birthday.  It consists almost entirely of newsreel excerpts about him or those where he was a part of the scene.  The film is meant to praise his achievements from the campaign in Poland to his work on the West Wall; in the campaign in Yugoslavia and Greece; and in the invasion of the Soviet Union, which was nearing the end of its first phase, when this film was completed.  When the Field Marshal celebrated his 60th birthday, the Wehrmacht was just about approaching the environs of Moscow and it seemed likely the city would fall any day.  By December of that year, shortly after the film was put out for circulation, von Brauchitsch suffered a major heart attack in the field and he was relieved of command in the East by a disgusted Hitler, when the army failed to take Moscow.  There are many high quality newsreel clips in this film, which I have not seen before in the standard Wochenschau films, which are normally distributed in 23 parts  (which we also sell, as well as a 40 volume translated version -- GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS -- with supplemental film materiel).
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES.  APPROXIMATELY 31 MINUTES.
6. THE BAVARIAN FOREST 
UfA culture film about the Bavairan Forest and its people. 
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES. 
 
 
7. PICTURES FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE END: 1932-1933
Another film put out in Halle with reports about the Nazis' election campaign of 1932; the book burning; the boycott against the Jews; etc. 
GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES.
 
8. BAKING BREAD IN THE THIRD REICH 
Another culture film about baking bread. 
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY.  APPROXIMATELY 16 MINUTES.
9. CONSTRUCTION OF A MILITARY BRIDGE IN POLAND - 1944 
Color film showing the construction of a military bridge in Poland, no doubt being built to accommodate the onrush of visitors from the East (uhh ... their own retreating troops; not the Soviets). 
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 25 MINUTES.
 
 10. DER RHEIN IN VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART (fragment) - 1922
Obviously not a part of any Third Reich history, per se; but we're showing this, because this is what it looked like during the Third Reich years, too, before Allied bombs and warfare changed it forever.  Unfortunately, this is only a fragment of the film. 
GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 6 MINUTES.
 
APPROXIMATELY 160 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

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PART 7

A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:


1. and 2. EXCERPTS OF ADOLF HITLER

Film clips concerning or involving Adolf Hitler:
preparations for the celebration of the Fuhrer's birthday in 1939
Wehrmacht parade in Berlin for his 50th birthday
Ciano's visit to Berlin (IN ITALIAN WITHOUT SUBTITLES)
Hitler visits his troops on the Polish front
Hitler visits the Kriegsmarine at Wilhelmshaven
Hitler reviews victorious troops in Warsaw
Victorious German sailors visit the Reichskanzlei
Hitler addresses the Reichstag
Hitler receives the new American ambassador at the Reichskanzlei
Hitler speaks at the Zeughaus in Berlin
The Berlin Guard Regiment parades before their Fuhrer
Hitler meets Mussolini at the Brenner Pass
Hitler with Keitel and Jodl
The surrender of France
Joyous reception of Hitler in Berlin after the French capitulation
Hitler attends the signing ceremony in France (IN ITALIAN WITHOUT SUBTITLES)
German version of the surrender ceremony at Compiegne
Hitler tours Paris
Hitler tours Alsace Lorraine
The Spanish representative to the Reich is shown Himmler's SS men
Hitler journeys to Italy to visit Il Duce (HARD-ENCODED ITALIAN SUBTITLES)
Molotov arrives in Berlin for a conference with Hitler
The signing of the Three-Power Pact in Berlin
Romania signs the Power Pact
Hitler attends the state funeral for Dr. Gurtner
Ace Molders visits the Fuhrer
The Fuhrer speaks at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich
The Fuhrer arrives in Vienna on the occasion of Bulgaria's joining of the Three Power Pact

AND A LOT MORE ...

IN GERMAN WITH HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES, EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE NOTED. 


APPROXIMATELY 227 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

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PART 8

A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:


1. EINZUG INS SUDETENLAND - (1938)

A collection of films assembled into one production concerning the occupation of the Sudetenland in 1938 after the betrayal of the Czechs by the western powers at Munich. If the contents of this film are taken at face value, it is no wonder the Czechs acted with extreme brutality against their German minority when the War ended. The filmmakers avoided no opportunity to show a very welcoming and enthusiastic populace greeting their new German overlords.

GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 46 MINUTES.

2. PARIS UNDER THE NAZI HEEL

Short, private film taken in the early days of the German occupation of Paris shows what life in the city looked like under the French's new masters.

MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES


3. DER ADLER MAGAZINE

Basically an on-air advertisement for the famous Luftwaffe magazine recording the accomplishments of Germany's airmen in the War.

IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES.

4. FROM SEVASTOPOL TO MONTE CASSINO

A rather strange title -- not invented by us -- for a collection of mostly Wochenschau clips relating to the military and political situation in Germany and Europe around the time of the attempted Bomb Plot against the Fuhrer (in fact, that is the opening piece), which is well after the siege of Sevastopol two years earlier.

IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 47 MINUTES.

5. EXCERPTS OF ADOLF HITLER - PART III


Clips mainly from German and Italian newsreels covering, for the most part, Hitler's visits with foreign dignitaries. The German clips have hard encoded subtitles; the Italian clips have none.

IN GERMAN AND ITALIAN; THE GERMAN PARTS HAVE HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 42 MINUTES.


APPROXIMATELY 140 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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PART 9

A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:

1. DAS SUDETENLAND KEHRT HEIM - 1938

And yet another film about the annexation of the Sudetenland; this time, the same pretext of abuse and intolerable living and political conditions are necessitating the "liberation" of the Sudeten Germans from the yoke of those mean Czechs.

IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 29 MINUTES.


2. DEUTSCHE PANZER - 1940

Short film about the design and manufacture of German tanks made in the second year of the War.

FOR THE MOST PART, A MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK ONLY. HOWEVER, THERE IS A SHORT SECTION IN THE END IN GERMAN (untranslated). APPROXIMATELY 6 MINUTES


3. DEUTSCHE SOLDATEN IN AFRIKA - 1942

A collection of films put together highlighting the achievements of the Afrika Korps. Filmed at the height of the Korps' successes in mid-1942, the majority of the films are culled from Wochenschau episodes.

IN GERMAN WITH HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 81 MINUTES.


4. FOREIGN UNITS OF THE WEHRMACHT AND SS - 1943 - 1944

A collection of excerpted Wochenschau films -- for the most part -- showing the activities of foreign units doing service in the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. Films include everything from Spanish Blue Legion to French SS volunteers to Latvian Luftwaffe auxiliaries; etc.

IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 23 MINUTES.


5. OLD TRAINS IN THE REICH - PRIVATE FILMS

A collection of films taken from private sources show different aspects of trains and train travel in the Third Reich.

MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES.


6. PRIVATE FILMS FROM THE FRONT IN AFRICA

A collection of films taken by members of the Afrika Korps for private purposes.

MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES.



APPROXIMATELY 169 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SWITCHABLE (SOFT) SUBTITLES WILL NOT SHOW UP WHEN VIEWING THE SAMPLE BELOW.  IF YOU SEE SUBTITLES, THEN THEY ARE HARD-ENCODED (meaning, they cannot be turned off when viewing the film):

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