A Newsreel History of the Third Reich (1993): Volume 14


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: 24 August 1944 to 23 November 1944:
    • NEWSREEL 729: Warsaw Uprising Erupts Into Heavy Fighting; Tiger and Panther Tanks on the Eastern Front.
    • NEWSREEL 730: Total War Effects on the Population of Germany; German Troops Counterattack in Latvia; Allied Bombers Hit by Flak on Western Front.
    • NEWSREEL 731: German Women Working to Aid War Effort; Top Fighter-Pilot Ace Hartmann Decorated by Hitler; Heavy Cannon and Tanks Attack Houses in Warsaw.
    • NEWSREEL 732: General Guderian Speaks to Hitler Youth Members; German Combat Teams Retreat to Carpathians; Execution of One-Man-Torpedo Mission.
    • NEWSREEL 734: Germans Withdraw From Finland to New Positions; Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck Fight Soviet Tanks.
    • NEWSREEL 735: One-Man-Torpedo Demonstrated to Hitler Youth; British Air Landings at Arnhem; Destroyed British and American Transport Gliders.
    • NEWSREEL 736: Estonian Civilians Flee Homeland on German Steamers; Ground-Attack Aircraft Destroy Houses in Warsaw.
    • NEWSREEL 738: State Ceremony at Rommel’s Funeral; Soviet Breakthrough Combatted in Hungary; Himmler Speaks to Volkssturm Members.
    • NEWSREEL 739: Students of Jülich NCO School Take Over Defence of Geilenkirchen; German Naval Guns Assist Land Battles Near Memel; Gruesome Scenes of Soviet Massacre in Nemmersdorf.
    • NEWSREEL 741: Hitler’s Putsch of November 1923 is Commemorated in Munich; Swearing-in Ceremonies of Volkssturm Soldiers.
    • NEWSREEL 742: General Vlasov Speaks to Eastern Workers; German Troops Quell Uprising in Slovakia; Daily Life at Encircled German Bases on the Atlantic Coast.
  • DISK 2: 07 December 1944 to 22 March 1945:
    • NEWSREEL 744: Inspection of Grossdeutschland Regiment in Berlin; German Light and Heavy Cruisers in Courland Lagoon; Germans Fight French Units in Vosges Mountains; Defensive Battles in the Balkans.
    • NEWSREEL 745: Hungary’s Head of State Szâlasy Visits Hitler; Blown-up Waal River Dams Near Arnhem.
    • NEWSREEL 746: Himmler Decorates Waffen-SS Soldiers; Defensive Battles on the Western Front.
    • NEWSREEL 747: Hitler Youth Solstice Ceremony; SS General Sepp Dietrich Visits His Troops; Tiger II Tanks With New Turrets; Panorama of Destroyed Sherman Tanks.
    • NEWSREEL 748: Torpedo Boats in Action off Courland; German Offensive in the Ardennes;
    • NEWSREEL 749: House-to-House Fighting in a Saarland Town; Lift-off and Flight of a V-2 Rocket.
    • NEWSREEL 750: Training of the Volkssturm Volunteers; Allied Bombing Effects in Germany; Winter Battles in the Ardennes.
    • NEWSREEL 751: Fortifications are Built in Katowice; German Tanks and Infantry in Action at Budapest.
    • NEWSREEL 752: Defensive Battles Within Lower Rhine and Meuse; Volkssturm Units Man Barricades in Fortress Breslau; Heavy Battles Rage in East Prussia.
    • NEWSREEL 753: Civilian Population Construct Barricades in Berlin; Atrocities of the Soviets Depicted; Goebbels Inspects German Positions in Frankfurt on the Oder.
    • NEWSREEL 754: General Vlasov Takes the Command of Russian Volunteers; Lauban and Guben Recaptured by German Troops; Hitler Visits Divisional Command Post on Eastern Front.
    • NEWSREEL 755: Last Film of Hitler Decorating Members of the Hitler Youth in the Garden of His Bunker; Streetfighting in Breslau, Stettin, and Königsberg.

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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