SKU 30


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These three DVDs rely mostly on film sources made by the Allies for German audiences in the first months after the War  (May to October 1945) and were meant to serve as news reports about the situation in Europe, but especially Germany (though the Pacific War is covered also).  Here are some of the topics covered:



May - June 1945  (109 minutes):

The unconditional surrender of Germany ** the UN conference in San Francisco ** the formation of the military government in Germany ** Europe at War's end ** the Channel Islands are liberated ** the military government at work in Germany ** laying telephone and electric cables under the English Channel ** a tour of Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber ** The battle for Okinawa ** the Allies celebrate their victory in Europe ** the German concentration camps ** Flensburg ** Lord Haw Haw is brought back to England ** Crown Prince Olaf returns to Norway ** Belsen ** Rangoon liberated ** rebuilding German industry ** food for Holland ** use of all force against Japan ** Milan celebrates its liberation ** Mussolini's end ** uprising in Prague ** Americans discover looted art at Berchtesgaden ** defogging Germany's airports ** water rationing in the American zone ** the new German police force ** the War Crimes Commission ** carrier war in the Pacific



July - August 1945  (138 minutes):

King Haakon returns to Norway ** U-Boats surrender at Cape May, NJ ** London welcomes Eisenhower ** rebuilding railroads in Germany ** Soviet DPs ** the Allied Control Commission meets in Berlin ** Nuremberg ** USAF enroute to Japan ** battles in the Philippines ** Okinawa ** victory parade in Moscow ** war secrets demonstrated ** the 1 millionth prisoner repatriated ** malnutrition in Holland ** Oradour sur Glane ** Rebuilding the war damage ** the Beethoven collection restored ** civilian transport is confiscated ** the advance on Okinawa ** Lidice ** German troops leave Holland ** Canada builds Superfortresses for America ** Venice ** bridge-carrying tanks ** clearing mine fields ** the military government fights epidemics ** Australians land on Borneo ** spies are executed ** Filipinos take Japanese troops prisoner ** the battle for Okinawa ends ** America honors Eisenhower ** Bremerhaven's ports repaired *8 England's defences against invasion ** UNRRA's help in Europe ** remembering the GESTAPO's victims ** German coal mines go back into operation ** American parade in Plzen **Canadians march in London ** in flooded Holland ** the Allies in Berlin ** new tasks for the Hungarian navy ** America's newest fighter bomber ** France helps Algeria ** Stuttgart ** Kamikazes at work ** Paris on Bastille Day ** Japanese surrender on Okinawa ** War Orphans ** Churchill reviews British troops in Berlin ** the Potsdam Conference begins ** the British fleet in the Pacific ** Marshal Petain on trial ** elections in the U.K. ** the sentencing of a war criminal in Norway ** Ulm ** the children of Okinawa ** draining swamps in Italy ** Fremdarbeiter in Norway return to the USSR ** a portable drydock ** the end of the Potsdam Conference ** battling a typhoon ** firewood for the winter ** a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building ** a solar eclipse ** German POWs work at the harvest ** Japan surrenders ** French refugees in German hands



August - October 1945  (145 minutes):

Petain sentenced ** the Rhine is made navigable again ** preparing forthe Nruemberg trials ** German POWs return from Norway to rebuild Germany ** repairing French railways ** economic aid for Norway ** Prince Bernhard's 43rd birthday celebrated in Holland ** the last battle scenes from the Pacific ** large explosion in Oslo's harbor ** memorial service in Malmedy ** the fastest plane in the world - the Shooting Star **  Italian forced laborers return home from Germany ** penicillin ** sport's festival in Nuremberg ** Stutgart ** America celebrates Japan's surrender ** Berlin four months after War's end ** curfew in Germany ** France's industry rebuilds ** the atom bomb ** rebuilding Germany's schools ** soldiers become farmers ** Quisling sentenced to death ** Montgomery in Oldenburg ** river journey in China ** Essen ** allied soldiers on leave in Switzerland ** Heidelberg ** DeGaulle in America ** the powerful atom ** a bridge in Marseilles is blown up ** the last Spitfire ** Max Schmelling before an Allied court of commission ** Japan's declaration of surrender ** Goring visits a fighter unit on the Canal coast




Film Quality:  ranges from good VHS quality to very good.  Language:  mostly in German, though there are some parts in English with German subtitles. Regions:  Region Free - Can be played in any DVD player.