A Newsreel History of the Third Reich (1993): Volume 01


A Newsreel History of the Third Reich shows segments from the wartime German weekly newsreels, Die Deutsche Wochenschau, during World War II.

Also known as A Newsreel History of the Third Reich at War and Through Enemy Eyes: A Newsreel History of the Third Reich at War.


  • DISK 1: 21 June 1939 04 October 1939:
    • NEWSREEL: 459: Reborn German Fleet Manoeuvres on High Seas; Goebbels Speaks at Protest Rally in Danzig.
    • NEWSREEL 468: Hitler Youth on Danube Cruise to Budapest; Danzig SA Defends Border Against Poles; German Refugees From Poland Tell of Oppression; NEWSREEL 470: World War 2 Begins: Germany Invades Poland; Air and Sea Bombardment of Westerplatte; German Tanks and Infantry Move Deep into Poland.
    • NEWSREEL 471: Polish Jews and Insurgents Taken to Camps; German Soldiers at Worship in Jasna Gora Church; Wehrmacht Crosses Vistula River.
    • NEWSREEL 472: Hitler Reviews Troops at the Front; German Women at Work in Munitions Plant; Tank Columns Advance and Enter Lodz.
    • NEWSREEL 473: House-to-House Combat in Captured Cities; Germans and Soviets Meet at Brest-Litovsk. NEWSREEL 474: Funeral of General Fritsch in Berlin; Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop Flies to Moscow; Hitler Observes Bombardment of Warsaw.
  • DISK 2: 25 October 1939 to 06 March 1940:
    • NEWSREEL 477: German Engineers Re-start Steel Mills in Silesia; German Troops Patrol West Wall Fortifications; U-Boat Captain Prien and Crew Welcomed in Berlin.
    • NEWSREEL 480: New Japanese Foreign Minister Takes Office; Assassination Attempt on Hitler in Munich.
    • NEWSREEL 482: Pre-Military Training for Hitler Youth; Impounded Foreign Ships in Kiel Harbour; Baltic Germans Resettled in Posen.
    • NEWSREEL 483: Sports Events in Spain, Japan and Germany; British Navy Blockades North Sea Countries; Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Over English Coast.
    • NEWSREEL 488: Evacuation of Tientsin by the British; Anti-Air Defence Exercises in Germany.
    • NEWSREEL 491: Ethnic Germans From Russia Return to Fatherland; Goebbels Tours Western Air Defence Zone.
    • NEWSREEL 492: International Winter Games in Bavaria; Hitler Speaks at Berlin Sports Palace; Luftwaffe Planes Sink British Ships in North Sea.
    • NEWSREEL 496: Duce Reviews Elite Militia in Rome; German Wartime Trade Fair in Leipzig; Blitzkrieg Formations in Combat.

A Newsreel History of the Third Reich Series

You can find a full index and overview of A Newsreel History of the Third Reich here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 1993 (original release, US) and 25 July 2006 (re-release, DVD Premiere, US).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: minutes.
  • Country: Germany.
  • Language: German and English (subtitles).

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