SKU 494

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 05 * with switchable English subtitles * (improved)

Updated and improved as of November 2016, this revised disc includes subtitling which does not extend three lines without being split (despite the above picture); tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

Our translations of Die Deutsche Wochenschau newsreels covering the events, mainly in Europe, from August to October 1940, 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 good VHS quality.  There is some sound and picture quality issues on some of the selections, but that corresponds to only a small percentage of the total.


  • Opening of the Grosse Deutsche Kunstausstellung in Munich
  • An assembly line builds tanks for the front
  • French prisoners help out with the harvest
  • German troops occupy the Channel Islands
  • Opening of the Ostmesse in Konigsberg
  • Italians launch attacks against the English in British Somalia
  • German long range artillery bombards England from the Channel Coast
  • The Battle of Britain begins.
  • New RAD formations are established in the Wartheland
  • German refugees from Alsace-Lorraine can return back home
  • Minesweepers clear Norwegian waters of mines left by the British
  • Kapitanleutnant Lemp receives the Ritterkreuz
  • A review of the military importance of London
  • Youth labor camps are set up in Norway
  • The Hungarians occupy Transylvania after the Vienna Award
  • How anti-shipping mines are manufactured
  • How barrage balloons work
  • Italians take As Sallum in Egypt
  • English bomber raid on Bethel
  • The draft is instituted in the United States
  • The Japanese bomb Chungking
  • King Christian of Denmark celebrates his 70th birthday
  • First meeting of the Luxembourg Nazi Party
  • Ration cards are distributed in the occupied western territories
  • The Italians launch the invasion of Egypt
  • The English attack the French fleet at Oran
  • Liverpool is bombed
  • Construction of the new ministry in Italian East Africa
  • The Spanish occupy Tangier
  • Bulgarian troops occupy Dobrudja
  • Resettlement of Volksdeutsche from Bessarabia
  • Bessarabian Volksdeutsche arrive in Graz
  • Vikdun Quisling calls for the dissolving of the Norwegian parliament
  • Warsaw after one year of Nazi rule
  • The English bomb La Havre



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