A Newsreel History of the Third Reich (1993): Volume 04


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: 02 Jan 1941 to 26 February 1941:
    • NEWSREEL 539: Germany’s and Italy’s Ambassadors Attend Ceremonies Commemorating the Formation of the Tripartite Pact in Tokyo; Marshal Petain Warmly Received by a Large Crowd in Lyons; Soviet Ambassador Dekanozov greeted by Hitler at Reich Chancellery; Reich Labour Service Role in the Battle of Britain Hailed; Extensive Grading Work Along the Vistula River in Occupied Poland; Former Luxury Hotel in Zakopane now Shelters Berlin Children; Nazi Leaders and the German People Celebrate their Second Wartime Christmas.
    • NEWSREEL 542: Japan Celebrates the Twentysixth Centenary of its Imperial Dynasty; Third Reich and Soviet Union sign Four New Agreements in Moscow; Heavy Snowfall Reported Throughout Europe; Dutch National Socialist Rally in Utrecht; Reich Marshal Göring Receives Congratulations and Gifts on His 48th Birthday; Motorcycle Riflemen on Manoeuvres in Occupied Southern France; Adolf Galland Shoots Down a British Plane – His 57th Kill.
    • NEWSREEL 543: Norwegian Workers Depart to Germany; Reconstruction Projects in Occupied Poland;. Franz Léhar Conducts one of his Operettas in Paris; Ceremonial Meeting of the German Academy in Prague; Japanese Military Delegation in Berlin; Luftwaffe Bombs Valletta, Malta; Aircraft Carrier H.M.S. Illustrious is Hit.
    • NEWSREEL 544: Hitler Attends the Funeral of Justice Minister Gürtner; Heavy Bombers Raid Scottish Coastal Shipping; Auxiliary Cruiser on a Combat Mission in Tropical Waters; A Hitler Castigates the Versailles Treaty as the Greatest; Injustice in History and Issues a Warning to Germany’s Enemies.
    • NEWSREEL 545: Funeral of Hungary’s Foreign Minister Csâky; Reich Youth Leader Axmann Visits Oslo; A Grandiose Nazi Party Ceremonies in Silesia; Submariners on a Skiing Holiday; Minesweepers Patrol the English Channel; Bombing Raids of British Positions in North Africa.
    • NEWSREEL 547: Meeting of Mussolini and Franco in Bordighera, Italy; German Film Stars Attend Festivities in the Reich Film Chamber; Police Sports Festival in Berlin; World Champ Boxer Max Schmeling Volunteers for Airborne Duty; SS General Sepp Dietrich Inspects the SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler; An Auxiliary Cruiser on the Prowl in the Atlantic.
  • DISK 2: 05 March 1941 to 30 April 1941:
    • NEWSREEL 548: Hitler Speaks at the Party Founders Day Celebration in Munich’s Hofbräuhaus; Bulgaria Signs the Tripartite Pact in Vienna; Hitler Receives Tripartite Delegation at Belvedere Palace; German Troops are Allowed in Bulgaria to Prevent British Intervention in the Balkans; Infantry Units on Winter Manoeuvres; German Air Defence Exercises.
    • NEWSREEL 550: Sports Events in Berlin and Stuttgart; Vienna Celebrates Third Anniversary of Anschluss; A Celebration Rally in Linz, Austria; Heroes Memorial Day Rituals in Berlin; Victorious U-boat Crew is Decorated; Combat Engineers Manouevre in France.
    • NEWSREEL 552: Initiation Ceremonies of Hitler Youth and German Girls League; Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka Welcomed in Berlin.
    • NEWSREEL 553: Second Anniversary of Bohemia and Moravia Celebrated in Prague; President Tiso Reviews Slovak Army Parade; Ethnic Germans Flee Yugoslavia; First Enlisted Man Decorated with a Knight’s Cross; Afrika Korps on the Offensive in North Africa; German Shipyards Launch New Submarines; Germany Attacks Yugoslavia and Greece.
    • NEWSREEL 554: Afrika Korps Units Capture Agheila and Benghazi; Combat in Croatia and Slovenia; Waffen SS Units Approach Belgrade; Metaxas Line Breached in Greece; Key Port of Salonica Taken by German Troops.
    • NEWSREEL 556: Afrika Korps Advance to Sollum; The Führer Welcomes Bulgarian King Boris and Hungarian Regent Horthy; Yugoslavia Capitulates; German Troops in Historic Sarajevo; Greek Islands Thasos and Lemnos Captured by a Daring Sea Assault; Greece’s Epirus and Macedonia Armies Capitulate.

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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