A Newsreel History of the Third Reich, Vol. 20 (2009)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, World History  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Nathan Southern

Don't be misled by the title: the 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 and fallacious, 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 it provides a window into how WWII-era Germans perceived the events of the war, and how Hitler's government "spun" those events to them. Volume 20 covers occurrences in the final year of the war, 1945 - including V2 rockets fired at London, Allied supply convoys attacked in the channel on the Western Front, tank and infantry battles in Hungary, and Josef Goebbels' pleas to the Germans to fight for Hitler to the bitter end.

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