A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. AUS DER TIEFE EMPOR- 1934
Put out by the Department of Propaganda for the NSDAP, this film provides a short background to the situation in Germany during the years of crisis and how the ascent to power by the Nazis led to the economic recovery of the Reich (actually begun in Weimar Germany, but the Nazis took credit for it).
GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. MUSICAL BACKGROUND (Shostakovich). APPROXIMATELY 18 MINUTES.
2. OCCUPIED PARIS - 1941
Private films taken in occupied Paris one year after occupation.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 7 MINUTES
3. BERLIN AROUND THE TURN OF THE 20th CENTURY
A series of very short scenes put together in the 1930s about "Berlin as It Once Was" at the end of the 1890s and into the beginning of the 20th Century.
MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 7 MINUTES
4. DAILY LIFE IN THE REICHSARBEITSDIENST
This film shows the activities, training and exercise regimens of the RAD, who were very prominent in public works' projects in the early years of the Reich; later to become part of the war effort in the frontlines.
MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 24 MINUTES.
5. FRANCONIA IN THE 1930s
Franken in southern Germany as it looked like during the Third Reich.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES.
6. AUFRUF AN DAS DEUTSCHE VOLK
Film from the early days of the regime with party faithful sitting through one of Hitler's rants.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 48 MINUTES.
7. BERLIN PREPARES FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES - 1936
Private films from the city shortly before a bunch of guests dropped in to play sports.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 2 MINUTES.
8. BERLIN, THE REICHSHAUPTSTADT - 1936
Wonderful color film about the capital of Germany made with the tourist in mind.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 8 MINUTES.
9. THE 3rd REGIMENT GOES OUT ON MANEUVERS - 1938
Private military films.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.
10. THE 8th PANZER REGIMENT IN ACTION
In Poland, that is.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 9 MINUTES.
11. DANZIG IN THE 20s, 30s AND 40s
From Free City to Destroyed City. Wonderful Pictures.
MAINLY MUSICAL SCORE. APPROXIMATELY 28 MINUTES.
APPROXIMATELY 164 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.