- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: November 18, 2008
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Arts Magic
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
This series includes unique footage plundered by Russian Troops in 1945. This volume deals with the 2nd part of 1944, covering events on the German fronts: Western Front - the defense of Cherbourg at the mouth of the River Orne against heavy naval and land attacks; Eastern Front - the Warsaw Uprising: Home Front - Goebbels' speech promising retaliation for the bombing of Berlin with the new revenge weapons the V1 & V2, the Hitler assassination attempt.
In lieu of presenting a factual and unbiased portrait of Nazi Germany during World War II, the A NEWSREEL HISTORY OF THE THIRD REICH series actually consists of distorted propaganda footage, shot and edited by the Nazis in such a way that it was intended to give German citizens a more glowing picture of the Reich's progress and development in the Second World War. The footage was collected by the Russians in 1945 and now appears, edited together, in this unique series. The 18th volume covers the second half of 1944, with depictions of such seminal events as the famous assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler, Josef Goebbels's speech promising revenge for the bombing of Berlin, the ominous emergence of the V1 and V2 rockets, the defense of Cherbourg at the mouth of the River Orne, and much more.
Description by Ryko Distribution:
This series, ‘A Newsreel History of the Third Reich', includes unique footage plundered by Russian Troops in 1945. Compiled as it is from German newsreels which were made under the influence of Goebbels' Ministry of Propaganda, volume 18 deals with the second part of the year 1944, covering events on all the German fronts including the defense of Cherbourg at the mouth of the River Orne against heavy naval and land attacks, the Warsaw Uprising, Goebbels' speech promising retaliation for the bombing of Berlin with the new revenge weapons the V1 & V2 and the attempted assassination of Hitler.