This DVD includes unique footage plundered by Russian troops in 1945 compiled from German newsreels. This DVD deals with the second part of 1941. It covers events on all the German fronts including: War Against the Soviet Union - Finland and Germany face the Soviet threat; Easter Front - heavy artillery attack on Brest; and Home Front - volunteers from occupied countries join German forces against the Soviets.
Don't be misled by the title: the A NEWSREEL HISTORY OF THE THIRD REICH series does not construct a factual history of the rise and fall of Hitler's Reich from newsreel footage screened for the Allies, but deliberately presents an assemblage of distorted, fallacious, and propagandistic newsreel clips shot by the Nazis for German audiences during World War II. The preponderance of footage at hand was seized from the S.S. by the Russians and provides a window into how WWII-era Germans perceived the events of the war, and how Hitler's government "spun" those events to them. The sixth volume covers the latter half of 1941, including the war against the Soviet Union.