Artikelnummer 518

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 23 * with switchable English subtitles * (improved)

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 November to December 1942 (with supplementary films from 1937 and 1942 ... 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.


  • Commemoration of the Party Fallen on the anniversary of the Putsch
  • Practice alarm on the Norwegian coast
  • Finnish soldiers build new homes for needy families of fallen comrades in Karelia
  • Artillery assault on the Kronstadt Fortress in the bay of Leningrad
  • German and Croatian air units bomb Leningrad
  • Italians beat back Soviet attacks on the Don front
  • The Germans occupy Vichy in response to the Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa
  • Factory workers man anti-aircraft guns during an air raid
  • German soldiers meet Spanish border guards in southern France
  • Rumanian and German ships lay mines in the Black Sea
  • Gebirgsjager repulse Soviet attacks at the Dombai Ulgen Pass in the Caucasus
  • Convention of continental mayors in Munich
  • 80th birthday of the poet Gerhart Hauptmann
  • A new world record in glider flying in Vienna
  • The Japanese land on the Aleutian Islands
  • The occupation of Toulon
  • At a U-Boat training school
  • A Grenadier battalion on the march to Marseilles
  • Italian cavalry in Nice
  • A German and Italian convoy brings supplies to the Afrika Korps in Tunesia
  • Italian artillery fights off Soviet assaults on the upper Don
  • Defensive fighting in the central sector of the Eastern Front
  • The Duce speaks before the Fascist Chamber in Rome
  • The Battle of Singapore
  • Japanese paratroopers take Celebus
  • RAD men on the Eastern Front are absorbed into the Wehrmacht
  • The first snow fall in the central sector of the Eastern Front
  • Another winter begins on the Eastern Front
  • British and American prisoners are taken at Tebourba in Tunesia
  • Transport of Christmas trees and gifts to a U-Boat south of the Equator
  • Christmas celebrations in soldiers’ hospitals and convalescent homes
  • The International Film Guild meets in Budapest
  • International Chess tournament in Prague
  • Opening of the Islamic Central Institute in Berlin by the Grand Mufti
  • Opening of a typhus research center in Lwow
  • Croatian fliers return home from the Eastern Front
  • Rescue of the raider crew “Atlantis”, sunk after 655 days at sea




1942 – SOLDATEN IN EIS UND SCHNEE:  Made about a year previous to the events in these Wochenschauen,  „Soldaten in Eis und Schnee“ is a short review of the difficulties faced by the German Army in its first winter operations on the Eastern Front in 1941/42.




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