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WAFFEN SS - PART TWO: THE FOREIGN VOLUNTEERS (2012)

Part Two in a series of documentaries about the history of the Waffen SS from its origins to its dissolution at the end of the Second World War. This DVD contains: 
REICHSFUHRER SS HIMMLER VISITS THE NETHERLANDS  (1942) 
This film covers the visit of Heinrich Himmler to the Netherlands in 1942; his review of the local SS and NSB personnel; the march past of Dutch Nazis in his presence; reviewing Dutch Nazi youth; etc. 
 
The film quality overall is very good and bordering on excellent.  The film is in Dutch with no subitles.  Total duration: 5 minutes.
 
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - THE NETHERLANDS (1942) 
1942 film about Anton Mussert visiting Heinrich Himmler and the Dutch volunteer legion on the Eastern Front.  Quite a bit of Dutch NSB music. 
 
Film quality varies, but ranges, overall, from very good to excellent. The film is in Dutch with no subtitles. Total duration: 4 minutes.
 
 
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - THE NETHERLANDS - SS LANDWACHT  (1943) 
1943 film shows top Dutch and German leadership visiting Dutch SS volunteers.  Films of march reviews; training; sport activity; recruits entering the barracks; new recruits taking the oath; Himmler visiting the Dutch SS in the field. 
 
For the most part, the film quality is outstandingly good. In Dutch with no subtitles.  Total duration: 8 minutes.
 
 
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - THE NETHERLANDS - SS STANDARTE WESTLAND 
The head of the NSB, Anton Mussert, pays a visit to the men of SS Standarte Westland and gives a speech; recruits march off to the rail station to depart for training; Mussert addresses an NSB rally; SS men in the Landsturm take the oath to the Fuhrer.
 
The film quality varies and ranges from very good to excellent. The film is in Dutch with no subitles. Total duration: 5 minutes.
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - THE NETHERLANDS
Film about the first battalion of volunteers in the Dutch SS.  Top leadership addresses the battalion; march past of the battalion.
 
Film quality overall is excellent. The film is in Dutch with no subtitles. Total duration: 6 minutes.
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - ESTONIA AND LATVIA 
Film about the Latvian and Estonian SS legions on the Eastern Front. Mainly battle footage.  Undated, but most probably 1944. 
 
Film quality varies, but mostly good to very good.  In Latvian with no subtitles. Total duration: 3 minutes.
 
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - LATVIAN PANZERGRENADIER DIVISION
Very detailed film about the recruitment, training and experiences of the Latvian panzergrenadier divsion of the Waffen SS.
 
The film quality varies and ranges from good to excellent. The film is in Latvian with no subitles. Total duration: 48 minutes.
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - FRANCE  (1943)
Film by the French volunteers legion of the Waffen SS about top French and German officials visiting and inspecting the Legion at home and in the battlefield. Also included in the film is the visit of French officials to the mass grave of Katyn, discovered by the Germans in April 1943. 
 
Film quality overall is excellent.  De-logoing in the bottom right hand corner; mildly intrusive.  The film is in French with no subtitles. Total duration: 10 minutes.
WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEERS - FRANCE  (1944)
Film by the French volunteer legion of the Waffen SS detailing their operations in western Russia in 1943.  The last 30 seconds of the film is without sound.
 
Film quality varies, but mostly excellent. De-logoing in bottom right hand corner; mildly intrusive.  In French with no subtitles. Total duration: 12 minutes.
 
TOTAL TIME: 101 minutes
 
IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES WITH NO SUBTITLES.
 
FILM QUALITY AS DESCRIBED IN EACH SECTION. REGION FREE.