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 January to February 1942 (with supplementary films from 1937 ... 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.
SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:
- Drive for furs and winter clothing for troops on the Eastern Front
- Finnish operations in East Karalia
- German assaults on Sevetopol
- At an officer’s training school
- A look at Augsburg
- Wounded veterans are taught new skills for future employment
- A visit to a German cigarette factory
- A visit to a factory which makes machine guns
- Reich’s foreign minister Ribbentrop visits Budapest
- General Sepp Dietrich receives the Oak Leaves to the Ritterkreuz from the Fuhrer
- Over 67,000,000 pieces of winter clothing is sent off to the Eastern Front
- Street fighting in Yevpatoria
- Germans and Rumanians attack the fortress at Sevastopol
- Oberst Galland is awarded the Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds to the Ritterkreuz
- With the Spanish Blue Division near Leningrad
- German and Rumanian units retake Feodosia
- German U-Boats attack in New York waters
- German and Italian units move into Benghazi
- The death of Dr. Fritz Todt
- Marshal Antonescu visits the Fuhrerhauptquartier
- Vikdun Quisling visits Berlin
A LOOK BACK:
1937 – Flieger, Funker, Kanoniere:
Hermann Goering narrates this brief film about the new Luftwaffe in Germany
1937 – Alles Leben ist Kampf
Another “educational” film about euthanasia, in which the concept of the strong being
entitled to survive while the weak goes under is used to justify “removing” the mentally
and severely physically ill and handicapped from society. Silent film with German
intertitles and optional English subtitles.
REGION FREE. 139 MINUTES LONG.
IN GERMAN WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.