A Newsreel History of the Third Reich (1993): Volume 13


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: 29 March 1944 to 31 May 1944:
    • NEWSREEL 708: German Troops Arrive in Budapest; Soldiers Dig Positions in Snow on Finnish Front; Soviet Attack Repulsed in Pripet Marshes; German Paratroopers Fight in Cassino Area.
    • NEWSREEL 709: Ski Training at a Waffen-SS Mountain School; Trucks Struggle Through Mud on the Eastern Front; Rail and Factories Are Blown up in Nikolayev; Close Combat in Ruins of Cassino.
    • NEWSREEL 711: Horse Race in Berlin; Ruins of Monte Cassino Monastery; Gigant Planes Bring Supplies to Crimean Peninsula; Street Fighting in the Kovel Suburbs.
    • NEWSREEL 712: Hitler’s Birthday Celebration; Hitler Inspects New Anti-Tank Weapons; Knight’s Cross Awarded to a German Pilot; Allied Bombers Shot Down Over the Alps.
    • NEWSREEL 713: General Hube’s Funeral in Berlin; SS Brigade Wallonia Returns to Brussels; Hungarian and German Troops on the Eastern Front; Floodgates Opened in Flanders and Holland.
    • NEWSREEL 715: Rommel Speaks to Troops at the Atlantic Wall; German and Rumanian Troops Withdraw in Crimea; Flak Action Against Low-flying Soviet Planes; Grossdeutschland Division in Defensive Action.
    • NEWSREEL 717: Japanese Bomb American Ships; Refugee Columns Flee Soviets in Rumania; German Police Capture Soviet Partisans; Allied Sub Hit by Depth Charges.
  • DISK 2: 14 June 1944 to 10 August 1944:
    • NEWSREEL 719: Allies Land in Normandy; German Troops Fight Allied Airborne Units; SS Division Hitlerjugend in Action; Street Battles Rage in Bayeux Area.
    • NEWSREEL 720: Rear-guard Units Hit Allied Spearhead in Italy; Coastal Batteries Hammer Allied Ships off Normandy; Allied Equipment Wreckage on Beach; Allied Planes Attack Caen.
    • NEWSREEL 721: Hospital Ship Erlangen Attacked by Allied Bombers; General von Greim at Eastern Front Command Post; Le Havre After Allied Bomb Attack; Hedgerow Combat Near Saint-Lo.
    • NEWSREEL 722: General Dietl’s Funeral in Berlin; Léon Degrelle Speaks to Wallonian Troops; Coastal and Naval Guns Duel Near Cherbourg; German Tank Counterattack in Bayeux Area.
    • NEWSREEL 723: Reich Labour Service Art Show in Prague; Goebbels Predicts Victory at Rally; German Mountain Troops in Finland; Intense Combat Action on Western Front.
    • NEWSREEL 725: Ruins of Hitler HQ After Attempted Assassination; Last Meeting of Hitler and Mussolini; Heavy Fighting in Outskirts of Caen; V-1 Missile Deployment Against England.
    • NEWSREEL 726: Hitler Visits July Plot Victims in Hospital; Colonel Remer Speaks to Berlin Guard Battalion; Germans Retreat on Eastern Front; Allied Prisoner Column Harassed in Paris.
    • NEWSREEL 727: Men and Women Dig Trenches in the East; French Militia Interrogate Captured Terrorists; U-boat on Combat Mission in North Sea.

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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