SKU 1065

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 40 * 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 February to March 1945 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.


  • Heavily wounded soldiers return to Germany on a prisoner exchange
  • Nebelwerfer and artillery are used in the Ardennes
  • German refugees flee their homes in the East
  • Defending East Prussia against a Soviet offensive
  • Snowstorms on Courland’s coast
  • Defense of Budapest
  • German tanks break the lines between Lake Balaton and Budapest
  • German tanks re-take Szekesfehervar
  • Textile factories make blankets and uniforms for the Volkssturm and Wehrmacht
  • Defensive fighting between the lower Rhine and the Maas
  • Naval assault on Soviet positions on the Curonian Spit
  • Fortress Breslau
  • Gauleiter Hanke inspects Breslau’s defensive preparations
  • Frontline at Frankfurt an der Oder and Kustrin
  • Volkssturm units receive Sturmgewehr 44s and Goliath tanks
  • Fighting on the Oder River
  • Sven Hedin’s 80th birthday
  • RAD leader Konstantin Hierl receives the highest German order
  • Oberst Rudel in a field hospital
  • Berlin’s Volkssturm build barricades in the streets of the capital
  • The snorkel allows U-Boats to stay submerged longer and have more success
  • Battles on the Roer and at Julich
  • The fighters of Budapest return to German lines
  • Battles in Silesia
  • Atrocities committed by Soviet soldiers in Silesian villages
  • Dr. Goebbels visits the battlefront at Frankfurt an der Oder
  • Strikes and unrest in England and the USA
  • General Vlasov reviews Russian volunteer units
  • Fifth attempt of the Soviets to take Courland
  • Wounded are transported on sleds with sails
  • The populace of the East flee over the ice to safety in the Reich
  • Defense of the Marienburg (Malbork)
  • Obersturmbannfuhrer Skorzeny decorates soldiers with the Tank Destroyer Badge
  • Liberation of Guben
  • Liberation of Lauban (Luban)
  • Fighting around Gorlitz
  • The 16 year old Wilhelm Hubner receives the Iron Cross
  • The Fuhrer visits a division headquarters in the East
  • Hauptmann Aghta has defused 1016 bombs and is awarded with the Oak Leaves to the Iron Cross
  • Civilians are trained in the use of the Panzerfaust
  • The Fuhrer receives Reichsjugendfuhrer Axmann and twenty Hitler Youth at his headquarters
  • Exemplary service by the Kriegsmarine in evacuating civilians from West and East Prussia
  • Battlefront Stettin
  • Red Cross video of children looking for their parents lost while fleeing the Soviets



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