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The swift collapse of the Third Reich in the spring of 1945 brought, with the surrender, mountains of films and documents covering the entire period of the Nazi regime. Perhaps no other period in history is as well documented. Many of these films are now historical documents of a time when madness and hate overran mankind. Some films made in those years do not reflect current official views of Germany, its people, or other nations and should be used only with extreme parental discretion and guidance. Almost 55 years have passed since the terrible holocaust. The memories and the consequences are still with us today. HOW...WHY... could such a system have arisen and flourished? How many times have the questions been asked? How many answers have been offered? The voices on these video tapes are the voices of history... perhaps those who listen today can help answer the questions posed by these terrible years!
All newsreels have been transferred from original 35 millimeter and 16 millimeter German prints and have been accurately translated and electronically subtitled in English.
(January 1941): Featuring: Germany's and Italy's Ambassadors Attend Ceremonies Commemorating the Formation of the Tripartite Pact in Tokyo; Marshal Petain Warmly Received by a Large Crowd in Lyons; Soviet Ambassador Dekanazov greeted by Hitler at Reich Chancellery; Reich Labor Service Role in the Battle of Britain Hailed; Extensive Grading Work Along the Vistula River in Occupied Poland; Former Luxury Hotel in Zakopane now Shelters Berlin Children; Nazi Leaders and the German People Celebrate their Second Wartime Christmas; Japan Celebrates the Twenty-sixth Centenary of its Imperial Dynasty; Third Reich and Soviet Union sign Four New Agreements in Moscow; Heavy Snowfall Reported Throughout Europe; Dutch National Socialist Rally in Utrecht; Reich Marshal Goering Receives Congratulations and Gifts on His 48th Birthday; Motorcycle Riflemen on Maneuvers in Occupied Southern France; Adolf Galland Shoots Down a British Plane - His 57th Kill.
(Jan./Feb.,1941): b&w, total running time 42 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING: Norwegian Workers Depart to Germany; Reconstruction Projects in Occupied Poland;. Franz Léhar Conducts one of his Operettas in Paris; Ceremonial Meeting of the German Academy in Prague; Japanese Military Delegation in Berlin; Luftwaffe Bombs Valletta, Malta; Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. Illustriousis Hit; Hitler Attends the Funeral of Justice Minister Guertner; Heavy Bombers Raid Scottish Coastal Shipping; Auxiliary Cruiser on a Combat Mission in Tropical Waters; A Hitler Castigates the Versailles Treaty as "the Greatest; Injustice in History" and Issues a Warning to Germany's Enemies. Two newsreels.
(February, 1941): b&w, total running time 48 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING: Funeral of Hungary's Foreign Minister Csáky; Reich Youth Leader Axmann Visits Oslo; A Grandiose Nazi Party Ceremonies in Silesia; Submariners on a Skiing Holiday; Minesweepers Patrol the English Channel; Bombing Raids of British Positions in North Africa; Meeting of Mussolini and Franco in Bordighera, Italy; German Film Stars Attend Festivities in the Reich Film Chamber; Police Sports Festival in Berlin; World Champ Boxer Max Schmeling Volunteers for Airborne Duty; SS General Sepp Dietrich Inspects the "SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler"; An Auxiliary Cruiser on the Prowl in the Atlantic. Two newsreels
(March, 1941): b&w, total running time 50 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING: Hitler Speaks at the Party Founders Day Celebration in Munich's Hofbraeuhaus; Bulgaria Signs the Tripartite Pact in Vienna; Hitler Receives Tripartite Delegation at Belvedere Palace; German Troops are Allowed in Bulgaria "to Prevent British Intervention in the Balkans"; Infantry Units on Winter Maneuvers; German Air Defense Exercises; Sports Events in Berlin and Stuttgart; Vienna Celebrates Third Anniversary of Anschluss; A Celebration Rally in Linz, Austria; Heroes Memorial Day Rituals in Berlin; Victorious U-boat Crew is Decorated; Combat Engineers Maneuver in France; Initiation Ceremonies of Hitler Youth and German Girls League; Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka Welcomed in Berlin. Three newsreels
(April, 1941): b&w, total running time 48 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING: Second Anniversary of Bohemia and Moravia Celebrated in Prague; President Tito Reviews Slovak Army Parade; Ethnic Germans Flee Yugoslavia; First Enlisted Man Decorated with a Knight's Cross; Afrika Korps on the Offensive in North Africa; German Shipyards Launch New Submarines; Germany Attacks Yugoslavia and Greece; Afrika Korps Units Capture Agheila and Benghazi; Combat in Croatia and Slovenia; Waffen SS Units Approach Belgrade; Metaxas Line Breached in Greece; Key Port of Salonica Taken by German Troops. Two newsreels
(April/May 1941) FEATURING: Afrika Korps Advance to Sollum; The Fuehrer Welcomes Bulgarian King Boris and Hungarian Regent Horthy; Yugoslavia Capitulates; German Troops in Historic Sarajevo; Greek Islands Thasos and Lemnos Captured by a Daring Sea Assault; Greece's Epirus and Macedonia Armies Capitulate; Rudolf Hess Presents Awards at a Messerschmitt Factory; Hitler Speaks in Berlin's Sportpalast and in the Reichstag; Afrika Korps Units Converge on Tobruk; Ancient Battle Site of Thermopylae in German Hands; Occupation Troops in Athens; Crossing the Gulf of Patras into Peloponnesus. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 45 minutes, English subtitles.
(June 1941) FEATURING: Rommel Meets with Italian General Gariboldi at the Tobruk Front; Tank Battles in Cyrenaica; Luftwaffe Units Prepare to Invade Crete. (Operation Mercury); German Paratroops invade Crete; German Mountain Infantry and Paratroopers Pursue the Enemy; Luftwaffe General Student Salutes Victorious Paratroopers; Hitler Receives Croatia's Head of State Ante Pavelic; New Alsace SA Units in Strassburg are Sworn-in; Heavy Bombing Raid on Birmingham; Port of Canea Captured in Crete; The Swastika Flies over Crete; Afrika Korps Soldiers Visit a Bedouin Camp. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 47 minutes, English subtitles.
(June/July 1941) FEATURING: Ceremonies of Croatia's Entry into the Tripartite Pact; Rommel Awards the Iron Cross to Italian General Gariboldi; Luftwaffe Bombs British Munition Ships in Front of Tobruk; Germany Attacks Soviet Union. (Operation Barbarossa); Wehrmacht Units Advance Toward Kaunas, Lithuania; Luftwaffe Attacks Strategic Targets in Soviet Territory; German Troops Arrive in Finland; Fortress Kaunas Taken by German Troops; Swift Advance Toward Minsk; Two Soviet Armies Encircled near Bialystok; Soviet Citadel of Brest-Litovsk Captured; Bedraggled Soviet Prisoners shown. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 50 minutes, English subtitles. CH 823 **No Longer Available**
(July 1941) FEATURING: Bavarian Mountain Infantry Capture Lemberg (Lvov) after Heavy Fighting; Ukrainian People Greet German Soldiers as Liberators; Soviet Atrocities in Lemberg are Depicted; Jewish GPU Agents are Turned over to German Forces; 70,000 Soviet Troops Surrounded near Minsk; Heavy Battles Rage in Lithuania; Street Fighting in Libau (Liepaja), Latvia; Volunteers from all over Europe Join the Fight against Bolshevism; Finno-German Soldiers Capture the Stronghold of Salla; Romanian Troops March into Bessarabia; Strong Soviet Defense Encountered in the Kiev Salient; Soviet Armies Surrounded in Bialystok-Minsk Region, 325,000 Surrender; The Highly-touted Stalin Line Breached at many Key Points; German Troops Capture Riga; Mechanized Forces Attack Toward Leningrad. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 63 minutes, English subtitles.
**No Longer Available**
(July/August 1941) FEATURING: Volunteers from Denmark, Spain and Italy Depart to Germany; German Destroyers Attack Soviet Patrol Boats near Murmansk; A Bridgehead established Across the Dnieper River; Hungarian and Slovakian Troops Advance Deeper into Ukraine; Heavy Combat in Vitebsk, Polatsk and Smolensk Areas; First Luftwaffe Bombing Raid on Moscow; Hitler Visits the Eastern Front; After Heavy Fighting Bessarabia Freed From Soviet Occupation; Vinnitsa and Mogilev Taken by German and Hungarian Troops; Smolensk Captured After Heavy Street Fighting; Scenes of "Soviet Paradise" in Ramshackle Smolensk; Waffen-SS in Combat Northeast of Lake Peipus; Luftwaffe Fighters and Flak Shoot Down Numerous Soviet Planes CH 825 **No Longer Available**
(August 1941) FEATURING: Volunteer Legions From France, Flanders and Denmark Join the Crusade Against Bolshevism; Masses of Soviet Soldiers Captured in Ukraine; Wehrmacht rapidly advances on all Eastern Fronts; German Troops reach Gulf of Finland; Soviets are Routed from the Baltic States; Luftwaffe Bombing Raids in the Lake Ilmen Area; German Planes Attack the Port of Murmansk; Romanian Troops March on Odessa; Panzer Units Reach the Black Sea Port of Nikolayev; Battle of Gomel -- 90,000 Soviet Prisoners Taken; Heavy Combat Along the St.Petersburg - Moscow Railroad; Novgorod Captured by German Assault Troops. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 56 minutes, English subtitles. CH 826 **No Longer Available**
(September 1941) FEATURING: New U-boats Launched to Reinforce the Atlantic Front; Admiral Doenitz Decorates Victorious U-boat Commanders; Narva and Luga Fall to Germans; Wehrmacht Troops Advance to Leningrad; Mussolini and Hitler Tour the Eastern Front; Waffen-SS Forces Sweep into the Port of Kherson; After Fierce Resistance Germans Capture Gomel; Stukas Destroy Bridges in the Murmansk Area; Finnish Troops Liberate Viipuri (Vyborg), Old Capital of Karelia; German Troops Approach the Outskirts of Leningrad; Four Soviet Armies Encircled by Guderian's and Von Kleist's Panzer Armies; Heavy Fighting Rage for the Cities of Kremenchug and Chernigov; German Troops Fight their Way into Kiev. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 61 minutes, English subtitles. CH 827 **No Longer Available**
(October 1941) FEATURING: Daring Invasion of the Islands of Oesel (Saaremaa) and Moon (Muhu) in the Gulf of Riga; German Forces Converge on Leningrad from all Directions; Italian and Romanian Troops at the Gates of Odessa; Kiev, the Capital of Ukraine, "Liberated from Bolshevik Terror"; The Encirclement of Four Soviet Armies in the Kiev Area nets 665,000 Prisoners; Goebbels Opens the Winter Relief Fund Drive Rally in Berlin's Sportpalast; Hitler Speaks at the Rally and Blasts "Warcriminal Plutocrats and Bolsheviks"; Mop-up Operations in the Island of Oesel; German Artillery Pulverizes Leningrad - the Siege Begins; Army and Waffen-SS Units Advance on Valday Hills, Source Waters of the Volga River; Aftermath of the Battle in the Kiev Front - Endless Lines of Soviet Prisoners; U-boat Action in the Battle of the Atlantic. Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 61 minutes, English subtitles. CH 828 **No Longer Available**
(November 1941) FEATURING: Italy's Foreign Minister Count Ciano Visits Hitler at hisWolfsschanze Headquarters.
Finnish Divisions Advance South of Lakes Ladoga and Onega.
Knee-deep Mud Hampers Supply Convoys in the Leningrad Area.
Soviet Stronghold of Kaluga captured by German Troops.
The Historic Battlefleld of Borodino Penetrated by Waffen-SS andGeneral Hoeppner's Panzers.
In the Southern Sector of the Front German Infantry Advance on Kharkov.
Mop-up Operations in Karelia.
Winter Clothes and Supplies Reach the Eastern Front.
Attack on Soviet Outer Defence Ring near Moscow.
The Soviet Industrial Hub of Kharkov Captured by the Wehrmacht.
German Advances in the Crimean Peninsula.
Victory Parade of Odessa Veterans in Bucharest.
General Rommel Decorates Valorous Afrika Korps Soldiers.
Naval Action on the English Channel.
Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 59 minutes, English subtitles.
(November/December 1941) FEATURING: State Funeral of Ernst Udet, Chief Air Inspector General of the Luftwaffe.
Heavy Artillery Pounds Strategic Targets in Leningrad.
Important Rail Junction of Tikhvin Captured by German Troops.
Deep Frost Impedes the Advance to Moscow.
Infantry Units Reach the Crimean Capital Simferopol.
German Troops Enter the Historic City of Yalta on the Black Sea.
Stukas Attack Enemy Tanks and Troop Concentrations on the Libyan-Egyptian Border.
"Grossdeutschland" Regiment in Action near Moscow.
Reich Marshal Goering in Conference with France's Marshal Petain.
One of the two U-boats that sank British Carrier "Ark Royal" Returns to Port.
German and British Fighter Planes in a Dogfight over the English Channel.
Colonel General Guderian's Panzers Attack Southwest of Moscow.
Italian and German Troops Battle the Brits and New Zealanders in North Africa.
Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 53 minutes, English subtitles.
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(January 1942) FEATURING: Enthusiastic German People Donate Warm Clothing for the Soldiers on Eastern Front.
Finnish Troops Counterattack in East Karelia.
Skis are a Necessity in Snowbound Eastern Front.
In Leningrad Sector German Infantry Prevents a Bolshevik Breakout over the Neva River.
Heavy Combat near Sevastopol in Crimea.
Reich Foreign Minister Ribbentrop Received by Hungarian Regent Horthy in Budapest.
The Fuehrer Awards Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross to Waffen-SS General Sepp Dietrich and other Officers.
National Socialist Women at Work Making Camouflage Suits for Winter Warfare.
German Mine Sweepers in Action on the English Channel.
Siege of Leningrad - Soldiers Routine Activities Behind Front Lines.
Heaviest Artillery Pounds the port- and Citadel of Sevastopol.
Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 45 minutes, English subtitles. CH 831 **No Longer Available**
(February 1942) FEATURING: Hitler Speaks to the German People on the Ninth Anniversary of his Rise to Power.
General Muñoz Grandes, Commander of Spanish Blue Division, Receives the Iron Cross, First Class.
Supply Lines Operate Around the Clock in Cities Behind Front Lines of the Eastern Front.
German and Romanian Troops Attack Sevastopol and Feodosiya in the Crimean Peninsula.
U-boats Deploy Against the USA.
German and Italian Troops on the Road to Benghazi, Libya.
Training at Various German Officer Candidate Schools.
Wintry Woes in Snowbound Woods of Karelia.
Continued Fighting on the Eastern Front.
Colonel General Rommel on the Outskirts of Benghazi.
German U-boats in Action off the Coast of New York.
Precision Teamwork of Luftwaffe Fighters and Kriegsmarine Units on the English Channel.
Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 53 minutes, English subtitles. CH 832 **No Longer Available**
(March/April 1942) Three newsreels, b&w, total running time 79 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING:
* Japanese military operations in the Pacific (Japanese Newsreel Footage Included).
* Hitler Decorates General Model at the "Wolf's Lair" headquarters.
* Scenes of Russian Winter.
* German and Romanian Troops Surround Sevastopol.
* The Luftwaffe bombs Malta.
* Aftermath of British Bombing Raid on Paris.
* Hitler Opens the Memorial Day Festivities in Berlin.
* Winter Warfare in the Donets Region in Russia.
* Armed Forces Day Celebrated in Berlin.
* The British Naval Raid on the German-held port of Saint-Nazaire.
* German troops in action on the Central Sector of the Eastern Front.
* German raider in the Indian Ocean.
* British Air Attack on Lübeck destroys the Lubeck cathedral. CH 833 **No Longer Available**
Three newsreels, b&w, total running time 83 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING:
* Wilhelm Fürtwangler conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at an Armaments Plant in Berlin.
* Reich Marshal Göring Congratulates Field Marshal Milch on his 50th Birthday.
* German troops advance into the Kerch Peninsula in the eastern Crimea.
* Italian and German Navies in the Mediterranean.
* Tank Battles in Cyrenaica, Libya.
* Hitler's 53rd Birthday Festivities.
* Luftwaffe Bombing Raid on Malta.
* Island of Suursaari in the Gulf of Finland Occupied by German and Finnish Troops.
* The Continuing Battle for Leningrad.
* Dnieper Power Plant Rebuilt by Todt Organization Personnel.
* Gen. Franco Reviews a Parade in Madrid.
* Hitler and Mussolini meet in Salzburg and at the Berghof.
* German Armament Workers Honored on May Day.
* German Soldiers and Horses Struggle Against Mud and Flooding in Russia.
* Luftwaffe FW190 Fighter Planes in Action over the English Channel.
Three newsreels, b&w, total running time 80 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING:
* Reichsleiter Alfred Rosenberg receives Farmers from Ukraine, Belorussia, and Russia.
* Fight against Soviet Partisans in the Crimea.
* JU 52 Cargo Planes Ferry Supplies to Forward Units on the Eastern Front.
* U-boat Action in the Atlantic.
* Romanian Troops Parade in Bucharest.
* Captain Topp's U-boat Returns to Port after Sinking 7 Allied Freighters.
* German and Finnish Troops in Action on the Murmansk Front.
* After Heavy fighting Kerch in the Crimea Captured by German Troops.
* Hitler Flies to Finland and Meets with Finnish President Ritti and Field Marshal Mannerheim.
* Massed Soviet Tanks and Infantry Attack German Positions near Kharkov.
* German, Italian, Romanian and Hungarian Troops Counterattack and Surround 3 Soviet Armies.
* Nearly a Quarter of Million Soviet Soldiers Surrender.
Two newsreels, b&w, total running time 58 minutes, English subtitles. FEATURING:
* Funeral Services for Assassinated SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague and Berlin.
* Capture of Bir Hacheim by Afrika Korps.
* Siege of Sevastopol - Last Pictures of a German Cameraman Killed in Action.
* After Bitter Fighting, German and Romanian troops surround Sevastopol.
* In North Africa Rommel Directs an Attack on the British 8th Army.
* Fierce Fighting in the Gazala Line - in 10 Days the British Lose over 10,000 men captured and 550 Tanks.
* German and Italian Troops Launch an Attack on British-held Tobruk.
* Tobruk Capitulates - Field Marshal Kesselring Enters the Captured Fortress.
* Advance guard reaches the Port Area of Sevastopol. CH 836 **No Longer Available**
(JULY, 1942): ca. 58 min. - Newsreel 618 (8 July 1942), Hitler awards medals to Waffen-SS Lieutenant General Eicke and fighter pilot Marseille. Finland's Marshal von Mannerheim visits Hitler and Goering, Halder, Jodl, Himmler, and others are present. Volkhov Front, a trick-photography map sequence depicts Soviets' failed attempt to free Leningrad, mud and marshes, bridges and corduroy roads built, Waffen-SS troops smoke out Soviets, Army and SS troops, including Spanish, Dutch, and Flemish volunteers, seize a village, HE-111s and Stukas attack Soviet positions, captured weapons. Elsewhere on the Eastern Front, tanks, infantry, and engineers capture a Soviet village. Final phase of Sevastopol battle, Stukas attack military installations, German and Rumanian infantry and engineers advance, Field Marshal von Manstein views captured fortress of "Maxim Gorki" corps, Rumanian engineers clear minefields, harbor area reached, captures Soviet armaments. Africa after Tobruk victory, troops swim in Mediterranean, Rommel interrogates captured English generals, talks to Kesselring, rejoins eastward-bound units, German-Italian tank army captures Mersa Matruh, British prisoners include non-Caucasians, marching song.31 min. Newsreel 619 (15 July 1942), In Prague, Emil Hacha, President of Bohemia and Moravia, celebrates his 70th birthday. Student days of German art in Salzburg. The German art exhibit of 1942 in Munich. Field Marshal von Manstein reports to Hitler. Scenes of U-boat homecomings, Admiral Doenitz presents a medal. In the northern Arctic Sea, a British-American convoy is destroyed by German aircraft and U-boats. Other Northern-Front scenes, pilots return to base at Murmansk and General Stumpff awards medals, General Dietl arrives at an airfield with a Labor Service detachment, in Finnish waters, Soviet bombers attack German minesweepers, and German patrol boats battle Soviet high-speed boats. Advance toward the Don, tanks and infantry force their way into a village, engineers build a road and remove a demolition charge, Stukas attack retreat routes and Soviet columns, the Don is reached, aerial view of captured Voronezh. 27 min.
(JULY/SEPT, 1942): ca. 60 min. - Newsreel 621 (29 July 1942), Extensive footage of Atlantic and Channel coast defenses, including fortifications, weapons, planes, and ships. Hitler greets General Munoz Grandez of Spain. Stukas, infantry, and tanks help win the Chersonese peninsula struggle, which marks the end of the battle for Sevastopol and the Crimea, Soviet prisoners are shown. In the middle sector of the Eastern Front, a Soviet unit is intercepted between the Doenitz and the Don, where a long trick-photography map sequence depicts the course of battle, including the capture of Voronezh and Rostov, long lines of German infantry, augmented by a Rumanian unit, march southeastward, and advance party faces enemy by planes and fights resistance in a village, weapons are ferried across the Don, Stukas attack troops and installations, Rostov is taken. 35 min. Newsreel 627 (8 September 1942), In Budapest, the Reich Administrator's son, killed as a military pilot, is buried in a state funeral with von Ribbentrop and Keitel in attendance. Africa, supplies are flown in from Greece, fighter pilots, including First Lieutenant Marseilles, return to base, where Rommel, Kesselring, Cavallero, and Bastico are present, German and Italian troops move into Siwa, an Egyptian oasis city captured from the British, where sheiks hold a reception and soldiers bathe in "Cleopatra's Bath", In the east, Goring greets wounded soldiers. In the middle sector of the Eastern Front, soldiers set up an artillery observation post in a destroyed theater and Soviet tanks are confronted. The battle for Stalingrad, long lines of troops march along the bend of the Don, horses bathe in a river, captured Soviets bring their own weapons to a collection point, Stukas attack enemy bunkers, tanks, artillery and armored infantry win a battle, the Volga is reached, Stalingrad fortifications come under fire. At the Caucasus Front, the German infantry marches south, Caucasian militiamen do police work in Pyatigorsk, a light mountain infantry company climbs Mount Elbrus to seize a weather station. 25 min.
(SEPT, 1942): ca. 33 min. - Newsreel 629 (23 September 1942), Wounded soldiers take an NSDAP-sponsored excursion in Carinthia. The British landing attempt at Tobruk is repulsed by coastal batteries. Stalingrad, tanks and infantry thrust into the city, street fighting rages, bombers attack, deep ravines, Stalingrad in flames. 14 min. Newsreel 630 (30 September 1942), African front, freighters taking equipment from Italy to Africa are attacked by British bombers, and one is shot down, railway to the El Alamein Front, supply depot, Rommel, Kesselring, and fighter-pilot Marseille, Alexandria is bombed. On the Atlantic coast, a Japanese submarine enters a German base, where it's greeted by Admirals Doenitz, Raeder, and others, after which the crew engage in sports and games. Also on the Atlantic coast, two successful submarine commanders receive medals. In the far north, Stukas attack Murmansk harbor. Stalingrad, a Focke-Wulf reconnaissance plane spots pockets of resistance, which are then softened up, flak wards off a Soviet air attack, German tanks advance. At the Caucasus Front, light mountain infantrymen in the Mount Elbrus area use pack animals to bring supplies to positions high in the mountain, a Soviet attack is repulsed. 19 min.
(OCT, 1942): ca. 65 min. - Newsreel, 631 (7 October 1942), Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop receives the Italian and Japanese ambassadors on the second anniversary of the signing of the three-power pact, and predicts a new order in Europe. Rommel reports to Hitler and speaks to domestic and foreign reporters about events in North Africa. At the Berlin Sports Palace, the 1942-43 Winter Relief drive opens, Goebbels reports on amounts given and disbursed in previous years and Hitler affirms homeland support for the front-line soldier. In the northern sector of the Eastern Front, a water conveyor is devised by soldiers and food is delivered to the front, Waffen-SS men protect the builders of a forest position, a captive balloon guides firing on Soviet positions, South of Lake Ladoga, tanks and infantry combat Soviet forces, artillery destroys a Soviet bunker, Labor Service men under Soviet attack take up arms. At another Eastern Front site, an assault troop reconnoiters under fire. Behind the Eastern Front, soldiers and peasants harvest wheat on a state farm. Junker 88s attack Soviet troops. Stalingrad, a command post, destroyed Soviet planes, ravines, advancing infantry, ruins, the Volga. 23 min. Newsreel 632 (14 October 1942), The opening segments are devoted to food production. First, an NSDAP rally on Harvest Thanksgiving Day includes the presentation of a medal to the Director of Faming and a speech by Goering, who stresses the importance of food production in the occupied eastern territories. Then trains carrying food for soldiers and industrial workers from the Ukraine into Berlin are shown. Last, an extended segment using charts shows how food supply in 1942 is greater than in the corresponding periods of World War 1, and the importance of future food production is stressed. On the Caucasus Front, supplies and mail are delivered by pack animals to light mountain infantrymen who cross snowfields and glaciers to their position, a Soviet attack is repulsed by soldiers in the Mount Elbrus area. Stalingrad, a Soviet tank attack is repulsed by artillery, destroyed American and English tanks are shown, Soviet captives march to collection centers South of Lake Ladoga, artillery, tanks, infantry, and Luftwaffe battle the Soviets. Waffen-SS units engage the Soviets southeast of Lake Ilmen. Aerial views of the bombing of Soviet roads and railways. 24 min. Helferinnen der Wehrmacht (The Armed Forces Women's Auxiliaries), This short portrays women who work as volunteer signal auxiliaries for German Armed Forces. Their work is said here to free soldiers doing similar jobs for action at the front. The women's role in air defense and their recreational activities are highlighted. 141 seconds. Newsreel 633 (21 October 1942), Authors from 16 nations, including Bartels and Schaefer, meet in Weimar. An Italian submarine sinks a freighter. Two successful submarine commanders return to their Atlantic bases. A Navy unit advances north from Norwegian waters. In the Leningrad area, Soviets try unsuccessfully to cross the Neva River, south of Lake Ladoga, scattered Soviet resistance is quashed, and array of destroyed Soviet weaponry is shown. In Stalingrad, artillery and Luftwaffe fire at important plants on the Volga, street fighting. In the Caucasus, German units march toward Tuapse, attacking a village, and German bombers attack the oil fields of Grozny. 16 min.
(NOV, 1942): ca. 55 min. - Newsreel 635 (4 November 1942), Mussolini attends ceremonies honoring the 20th anniversary of the March on Rome, Party Labor Director Robert Ley heads the NSDAP delegation and brings a message from Hitler. A Japanese naval unit deploys ships and planes in battle. In Stalingrad, Stukas and infantry attack the gun factory 'The Red Barricade'. At the Caucasus Front, a reconnaissance plane pinpoints Soviet positions around Terek, which are then attacked by SS "German volunteers", light mountain infantrymen climb the Galabashi, refreshing themselves at a sauna, a German mountain patrol repulses a Soviet patrol. At the Egyptian Front, German and Italian units led by Rommel, including armored units and paratroops used in land combat, defend the El Alamein position against the British. 17 min. Newsreel 637 (18 November, 1942), November 9th ceremonies in Munich and Berlin honor National Socialist martyrs. Defenses in Norway, including fortifications, coastal batteries, air patrols, runways, and naval units. Finnish Front soldiers build houses for families of fallen comrades. Near Leningrad, the Soviet fortress Kronstadt and Soviet battleship Marat are fired on, German and Croatian planes bomb Leningrad defenses. Italian infantry repels a Soviet attempt to cut the supply line to Stalingrad. In Stalingrad, the destroyed Cherchinsky tractor works and other devastation. In France, German motorized units advance through unoccupied territory to the Mediterranean, they are said to be answering the English-American attack on North Africa and anticipating an invasion, friendship with the French is affirmed, German units arrive in Marseilles. 20 min. Newsreel 638 (25 November 1942), Members of a domestic flak unit at an armaments plan in action. Soldiers and weapons move into new positions on the French Riviera. A convoy taking supplies from Italy to Africa is attacked by English torpedo planes. In Stalingrad, Stukas and artillery hammer the Soviets, close-ups of German soldiers. On the Black Sea, a German-Rumanian naval unit primes and lays mines. In the Mount Elbrus area of the Upper Caucasus, members of a ski patrol spot a Soviet assault troop and race down the mountain to warn their comrades, the Soviets are repulsed. 18 min.
(DEC, 1942): ca. 59 min. - Newsreel 639 (2 December 1942), Training in German submarine schools, including classroom work, simulation exercises, and work with models. Homecoming at a U-boat base with Admiral Doenitz in attendance. On the French Mediterranean, view of Marseilles, Axis infantry, air power, and artillery guard the coast after French officers intentionally scuttled part of the French fleet in an attempt to deliver the fleet and Toulon harbor to the Allies. A German-Italian convoy brings vehicles, mail, and supplies to Tunisia. German and Italian planes attack the British-American fleet near Algiers with torpedoes and bombs. In the Leningrad area, a train brings supplies to the front, Soviets are opposed by artillery and planes including a Croatian bomber squadron. Along the upper Don, Hungarians and other German allies repulse a Soviet attack. In the middle section of the Eastern Front, another Soviet attack is encountered. 19 min. Newsreel 640 (10 December 1942), Mussolini speaks before the Fascist Chamber in Rome, condemning Churchill and defying the Allies. At the Berlin Sports Palace, Goebbels speaks to local Party leadership, vowing that Germans will fight to victory in the war that has been forced on them. A lengthy trick-photography map sequence reviews one year of war in Asia, describing motivations of English, the US, and Japan and recounting Japanese victories in Wake, Guam, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Java, and other Pacific locations. Subsequent footage shows Japanese in action, conquering Singapore, parachuting into Celebes, and making a marine landing on the Aleutians. Behind the lines of the Eastern Front, men of the Reich's Labor Service join the Armed Forces. To the South of Lake Ilmen, Stukas and SS armored infantry lead a successful attack on a Soviet village. In the middle sector of the Eastern Front, the year's first snow falls, tanks get their winter camouflage, a Fieseler Storch plane relays orders to a motorized unit to attack a Soviet base, and the Soviet counterattack fails, behind enemy lines, planes bomb Soviet shelters, supply depots, and traffic junctions. 20 min. Newsreel 642 (21 December 1942), In the Leningrad area, a messenger travels on ice skates, snow screens are set up/ soldiers on the front line. In the middle sector of the Eastern Front, tanks get winter camouflage, trucks battle snowy roads, gunners respond to Soviet artillery. At the Tunisian Front, German bombers attack US tanks near Tebourba, destroyed American tanks and a downed American fighter, German enter Tebourba, captured British parachutists and captured Americans, supplies come to Tunis and a supply depot is set up. The film ends with many Christmas segments, soldiers celebrate Christmas in Africa, in a submarine, in Lapland, and in the Caucasus, soldiers make toys for children of fallen comrades, artist's wives and female artists prepare packets for front-line soldiers, as do schoolchildren and nurses at a leave center, children visit and sing for soldiers at an Army hospital. 20 min.
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