A Newsreel History of the Third Reich, Vol. 18 (2008)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, World History  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

In lieu of presenting a factual and unbiased portrait of Nazi Germany during World War II, the series A Newsreel History of the Third Reich 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. Volume 18 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.



newsreels, Third-Reich