Request Concert (1940)

Introduction Wunschkonzert (Request Concert) is a 1940 German drama propaganda film by Eduard von Borsody. After Die große Liebe, it was the most popular film of wartime Germany, reaching the second highest gross. Outline During the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, the young Inge Wagner and Luftwaffe Fliegerleutnant (Flight Lieutenant) Herbert Koch meet, and within… Read More

The True Glory (1945)

Introduction The True Glory (1945) is a co-production of the US Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, documenting the victory on the Western Front, from Normandy to the collapse of the Third Reich. Outline The documentary film is notable for using multiple first-person perspectives as narrative voices, somewhat in the manner… Read More

Thunderbolt (1947)

Introduction Thunderbolt is a 1947 film directed by William Wyler and John Sturges which documented the American aerial operations of Operation Strangle in World War II, when flyers of the Twelfth Air Force based on Corsica successfully impeded Axis supply lines to the Gustav Line and Anzio beachhead. Find out more in the docuseries “Five… Read More

Nazi Concentration Camps (1945)

Introduction Nazi Concentration Camps is an American World War II propaganda film directed by George Stevens. Also known as Nazi Concentration and Prison Camps. Find out more in the docuseries “Five Came Back“. Outline Produced and presented as evidence at the Nuremberg war crimes trial of Hermann Göring and twenty other Nazi leaders. Production &… Read More

Control Room (2004)

Introduction Control Room is a 2004 documentary film about Al Jazeera and its relations with the US Central Command (CENTCOM), as well as the other news organisations that covered the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Made by Egyptian-American filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, the film was distributed by Magnolia Pictures (owned by 2929 Entertainment). Outline A documentary on… Read More

Come Before Winter (2017)

Introduction A documentary telling the story of the last days of Dietrich Bonhoeffer through the eyes of the British ”Black Propaganda” radio broadcast team. Outline The true story of two longtime foes of Adolf Hitler; propagandist, Sefton Delmer and Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, two men who helped bring an end to the Third Reich. During the… Read More

Victory Through Air Power (1943)

Introduction Victory Through Air Power is a 1943 American Technicolor animated documentary feature film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists on 17 July 1943. It is based on the 1942 book Victory Through Air Power by Alexander P. de Seversky. Outline An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial… Read More