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FRENCH WARTIME NEWSREELS 5 (2013) * with hard-encoded German and switchable English subtitles *

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The end of the occupation of France is finally in sight.  On this DVD, we see three more Vichy newsreels, followed by an American one with details about the Normandy invasion.  Then we see a German newsreel about the same event and finally, another American one about the liberation of Paris in August 1944 :


FRANCE ACTUALITES (04 JANUARY 1944):
  • A remembrance of the 1934 Stavisky Affair
  • President Laval pays his respects to three auxiliary policemen killed in battle with Communists
  • Field Marshal Rommel inspect Atlantic Wall fortifications
  • 600 Polish deserters join the German Army against the Soviets
  • An anti-submarine net is set up in the Baltic
  • The "Giant" carries supplies to forward units on the Eastern Front
  • Marshal Petain receives the new Bulgarian envoy in Vichy
  • Dutch volunteers report for duty in German transport units
  • Mussel farming near Barcelona
  • The German Army transports artwork from Monte Cassino to the Vatican
Total Time: 22 Minutes. In French with hard-encoded, German subtitles and switchable English subtitles. Good quality; strong pixellization and snow
 
 
FRANCE ACTUALITES (09 FEBRUARY 1944):
  • Anti-tuberculosis campaign in France
  • Vichy's representative returns from Washington DC
  • A school to train thermal bath attendents
  • News about French workers in Germany
  • Exchange centers in Germany to barter goods
  • The Philippines declares independence
  • Universal conscription is ordered in Estonia
  • The Fuhrer receives officers who distinguished themselves at Cherkassy
  • Leon Degrelle is awarded the Ritterkreuz
  • The Anglo-American landing at Salerno
  • Civil Defense in the 17th District
 
Total Time: 16 Minutes. In French with hard-encoded, German subtitles and switchable English subtitles. Good quality; strong pixellization.  Beginning of newsreel is missing.
 
 
FRANCE ACTUALITES (23 FEBRUARY 1944):
  • Leon Degrelle speaks at a rally for French Waffen-SS
  • The Mobile Garde battles resistance fighters in Roche-sur-Faron
  • 20% of all Frenchmen are threatened by tuberculosis
  • Demolition of the old quarter in Marseille
  • A wide boulevard is constructed in Bucharest
  • A school for teaching local art is opened in Spanish Morocco
  • Record year for herring fishing in Belgium
  • Grand Admiral Doenitz inspects U-Boat and S-Boat crews
  • The Battle of Monte Cassino
 
Total Time: 16 Minutes. In French with German voice-over and switchable English subtitles. Good quality with strong pixellization.
 
 
UNITED NEWS NEWSREEL ABOUT THE D-DAY LANDINGS  (JUNE 1944):
 
Total Time: 9 Minutes. In English  with no subtitles. Very good quality with some softness and pixellization.
 
 
GERMAN NEWSREEL ABOUT THE D-DAY LANDINGS  (JUNE 1944):
 
Total Time: 16 Minutes. In German with switchable English subtitles. Very good quality; strong pixellization
 
 
UNITED NEWS NEWSREEL ABOUT THE LIBERATION OF PARIS  (AUGUST 1944):
 
Total Time: 11 Minutes. In English with no subtitles. Good quality; unclear picture with strong pixellization
 
 
TOTAL DURATION OF DVD-R: 90 MINUTES
 
 

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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