A series of short films and featurettes from and about the Third Reich compiled into a collection:
1. ALLES LEBEN IST KAMPF - 1937
This film is meant to justify the euthanasia program, which was currently in full swing in Germany against "incurable" mentally and physically handicapped people. Using examples from nature and illuminating the costs involved with caring for these people, the film leaves an open-ended question for the viewer to consider what actions should be taken to rectify and improve upon the current system. What final solution is intended is only hinted at; but for most people, it would probably be clear, even without the benefit of hindsight.
GERMAN INTERTITLES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. MUSICAL BACKGROUND (Mahler and Vaughan-Williams). APPROXIMATELY 25 MINUTES.
2. ALLTAG AUF DEM REICHSSPORTFELD - 1941
Hitler Youth and girls from the Bund Deutscher Madel (BDM) perform a variety of gymnastic feats on athletic training grounds.
MUSIC SCORE ONLY (Dvorak). APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTES
Late 1930s film about Berlin as it once was, so to speak, involving a coachman showing the sights of the city to a tourist.
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 13 MINUTE.
4. ALT-REGENSBURG - 1938
A film about the history of Regensburg.
IN GERMAN WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 11 MINUTES.
5. ANNABERG IN UPPER SILESIA
Short clip about the town in upper Silesia.
MUSICAL SCORE ONLY. APPROXIMATELY 3 MINUTES.
6. ARBEITSKAMERADEN - SPORTSKAMERADEN - 1939
Propaganda film extolling the virtues of hard work and the joy of performance on the athletic field ... preferably after you've done your full day in the factory.
IN GERMAN WITH HARD-ENCODED ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 14 MINUTES.
7. ARBEITSMAIDEN IM KRIEGSHILFDIENST
Undated film shows the efforts of women in industry and armaments helping the country to reach the Final Victory (guess we know how that worked out).
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. NOT THE BEST OF SOUND, BUT MOSTLY MUSIC ANYHOW. APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES.
8. ARCHIVE FILMS OF THE AFRIKAKORPS - 1942
Private films from the front in Africa give us a glimpse into life on the North African front and the achievements of the Afrikakorps as they roll up Tobruk and cross the Egyptian border on their way to El Alamein.
GERMAN INTERTILES WITH OPTIONAL ENGLISH SUBTITLES. APPROXIMATELY 19 MINUTES.
9. ARNSTADT IN THE THIRD REICH
Another culture film about the medieval city of Arnstadt located in eastern Germany (and from 1945 - 1990, part of the Soviet zone).
IN GERMAN WITH NO SUBTITLES. POOR SOUND QUALITY. APPROXIMATELY 14 MINUTES.
APPROXIMATELY 132 MINUTES TOTAL. VARIABLE QUALITY, BUT IT RANGES FROM POOR TO EXCELLENT FILM QUALITY.