A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. ARTILLERY GREIFT AN - 1940
Fragment from a 1940 propaganda film about the campaign in France, which, until recently, was gathering dust in the archives in the Federal Republic of Germany.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.
2. ARTILLERY AMMUNITION OF THE WEHRMACHT
Detailed and technical review of ammunition used in German artillery pieces of the Second World War.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 17 MINUTES
3. ASSE ZUR SEE - 1943
Asse zur See - Unsere Schnellboote was filmed, unfortunately for the most part, during night operations, shows the accomplishments of the German S-boats (sort of like PT boats) against the British.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 18 MINUTE.
4. AT THE CATHEDRAL OF COLOGNE AFTER HIGH MASS
Just what it says.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE.
5. ATHENS OCTOBER 1941 - PRIVATE COLOR FILMS
Color films made by an amateur photographer in the Wehrmacht, showing Athens and its environs in the fall of 1941.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTES.
6. ATTACK OF THE 17th INFANTRY REGIMENT ON WARSAW - 1939
Informational film put out after the end of the Polish Campaign showing the performance of this one unit in the battle for Warsaw.
MUSICAL SCORE WITH GERMAN INTERTITLES AND OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES.
7. AUF EINER SCHNELLZUGS-LOKOMOTIVE
A film for train enthusiasts made in the time of the Third Reich.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 12 MINUTES.
8. AUF GEHT'S - 1937
1937 film about the national agricultural exhibition in Munich in 1937.
MUSIC ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 23 MINUTES.
9. AUF GROSSER FAHRT - 1936
The story of the cruiser Karlsruhe on its 1934/35 journey to ports of call in South and North America. Ostensibly a "simple cruise", the ship especially made sure to visit and establish contacts with German communities abroad in South America and even in the United States with the intention of strengthening the bonds between the homeland and the colonial settlers (translation: to ensure a reliable Fifth Column abroad in the event of war; something amply proven with the comments of the cruiser's commander at film's end). Fascinating to watch, if only to see what the Western Hemisphere looked like at this time, one gets the eerie feeling, that the ex-pat German community was very closely tied to events at home and distinctly more loyal to Germany than to its host countries (purposely reinforced by the film's editors, whether true or not). Very interesting film for the naval enthusiast as well as the armchair traveler. When this film came out in 1936, about a year after the finish of this tour, the Karlsruhe was stuck in San Diego repairing severe damage to the ship due to a run in with a tropical storm.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 70 MINUTES.
APPROXIMATELY 168 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.