Artikelnummer 498

GERMAN WARTIME NEWSREELS 09 * 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; tighter and cleaner translating; and some video improvements.

Our translations of Die Deutsche Wochenschau newsreels covering the events, mainly in Europe, from March to June 1941 (but also including a 1942 film about the Battle for Crete -- 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 excellent VHS quality.  There are some sound and picture quality issues on some of the selections.

  • The Yugoslavian Minister President and Foreign Minister arrive at the Berghof
  • Chief of the Danish Order Police arrives in Berlin
  • Day of the German Police in Berlin
  • Wehrmacht parade on  the 2nd anniversary of the founding of Protektorat Bohmen und Mahren
  • Slovakian soldiers on parade in Bratislava on the 2nd anniversary of the Slovakian state
  • Drilling for oil in the Generalgouvernement
  • Volksdeutsche from Bessarabia are settled onto farms
  • Volksdeutsche feel from Yugoslavia
  • The Afrika Korps is supplied in North Africa
  • German troops invade Yugoslavia and Greece
  • Advance on El Agheila
  • The Afrika Korps takes Bengazi
  • German troops take Maribor and Nis
  • German troops advance on Belgrade
  • Air attack on the Metaxas Line
  • Salonika falls into German hands
  • General Geisler decorates soldiers on the African front
  • Hitler receives King Boris and Admiral Horthy at his southeastern HQ
  • German pioneers take the Iron Gates on the Danube
  • March into a Bosnian city
  • Removal of a memorial plaque to Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo
  • Capitulation of the Greek Epirus and Macedonian armies
  • Advance into Thessaly
  • German troops take Athens
  • The Afrika Korps advances on Tobruk
  • The battle for Thermopyle
  • German troops in Athens
  • German troops meet their Italian comrades in western Greece
  • The British are pushed off the continent
  • General Rommel arrives at the front near Tobruk
  • German paratroopers and Gebirgsjager land on Crete


1942 Film – Kreta – Ein Heldenlied unserer Zeit:  Made at the highpoint of German victories in Europe, the film presents a biased, but 

nonetheless, fairly accurate account of the battle for Crete the year before.  One sided, but interesting and informative.




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