SKU 1059

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 38 * with switchable English subtitles * (IMPROVED)

Updated and improved as of February 2017, 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 1944 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.


  • State funeral for Major Walter Nowotny in Vienna
  • All Saints’ Day in Zagreb
  • Chess championships in Prague
  • The Wine Harvest in Spain
  • The making of horse feed in Germany
  • A Cossack stud farm in Germany
  • Railway helpers make winter clothing
  • German soldiers in the surrounded Atlantic base at Lorient
  • General Vlasov arrives in Prague for the founding of the Committee of Liberation of Russia’s Peoples
  • Mopping up of the Slovakian Uprising
  • Marine Battle Swimmers blow up a bridge near Nijmegen
  • Major offensive in the West by the Anglo-Americans
  • Defensive fighting in East Prussia
  • Construction of a dam in Spain
  • Circus Busch performs
  • Members of the “Magic Circle” meet at a convention
  • Conversion of trucks to book gas from charcoal
  • A wounded NCO works in a munitions plant
  • RAD men undergo military training
  • Fighting on the Danube
  • Supplying German units on the Courland Front by sea
  • Morning exercises at the Spanish Riders’ School in Vienna
  • Mowing hay in the German Alps
  • Market day in Albania
  • Training replacements for the Navy
  • Excerpts from the film “Grosse Freiheit Nr. 7”
  • German soldiers run an obstacle course behind the front lines
  • Evacuation of a pass in the Carpathians
  • Enemy low-level fighter attacks on the Western and Italian fronts
  • A convoy in the North Sea
  • Stukas at work on the Eastern Front
  • The painter, Professor Franz Eichenhorst at work
  • Generalfeldmarschall Freiherr von Weichs is received in Zagreb
  • Sportsmen train indoors for the winter
  • Drying potatoes
  • Apprentices learn to handle locomotives
  • Treaded motorcycles are tested out in mountainous terrain
  • German troops pull back from the Sworbe Peninsula in Estonia
  • Girls in the Protektorat make puppets for the children of laborers in the Reich
  • Bavarian folk dancing
  • A Kindergarten in Zagreb
  • Spanish youth take part in a model plane competition
  • Cross country run in the Protektorat Bohmen und Mahren
  • Day of the German Railroad Men
  • Generalfeldmarschall von Mackensen’s 95thbirthday
  • The Fuhrer receives the Hungarian head-of-state Szalasy
  • The Danube Flotilla of the Kriegsmarine in action in Budapest
  • Defense against Bolshevik attacks in Courland and East Prussia
  • The Waal Dam near Arnheim is blown up
  • The sculptor Professor Tuerke’s 60thbirthday
  • An excerpt from the film “Solistin Anna Alt”
  • Hitler Youth and BDM make toys for children of men fallen in war
  • Christmas presents for Norwegian volunteers at the front
  • Housewives receive technical training
  • Circus Sarrasani
  • Street race in Barcelona
  • Dr. Weber at work on cardiac research
  • The making of prosthetics for war amputees
  • Muslim volunteer units are set up for combat at the front
  • Dr. Goebbels addresses workers in a western German city destroyed in bombing raids
  • Formation of Women’s Auxiliary Corps of the Wehrmacht
  • Awarding of the Close Combat Pin in Gold to 81 soldiers by Himmler
  • Use of the MG-42 machine gun
  • Withdrawal from the Balkans
  • A ski patrol on the French-Italian border
  • Anglo-American offensive near Roermund


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