WWII - 1943, Germany, Transylvanians Leave for Front; Goering at Aircraft Factory; Christmas Celebrations; Rommel Visits Jutland Defenses; German Troops in Western Russia, 22Dec43
Romanian citizens of German descent in rural Transylvanian village cheer volunteers for Nazi SS Corps leaving for Germany - women in national dress walk men to station arm in arm. Romanian recruits line up for review by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Lorenz - Nazi & Romanian flags flying. Recruits escorted by Romanian & German troops through town to station - wave from train decorated w/ garlands & SS insignia as it pulls away.
10:02:06 Goering on visit to aircraft factory, looks at finished planes w/ Nazi swastikas. Workers give Nazi salute as Goering enters hangar; speaks to young woman worker then moves around factory in crowd. Goering departs in open limousine w/ several bodyguards.
10:03:58 Alpine village where German mothers & children were evacuated; children play in snow. CUs house names. INT woman making Christmas decorations. Kids attend party. Train thru snowy station, Christmas tree thrown onto tracks & collected by man. Wounded soldiers served special dinner. Gifts taken to wounded soldiers in hospital & women work in Signal Corps on Eastern Front. Channel coast - Luftwaffe pilots & sailors at sea on minesweeper - man dressed as tacky Father Christmas. CU naval ship in bottle.
10:07:21 Denmark: General Rommel visits Jutland defenses. Troops ride on miniature railway train sitting on missiles. Gun emplacements w/ camouflage; CU Rommel; Rommel w/ officers inc. General von Hannecken, Supreme Commander of troops in Denmark. Troops on beach maneuvers.
10:08:54 Map of western Russia. German soldiers in snowy trench. Tri-motor cargo plane JU-52 drops supplies - soldier cuts joint of meat.
WWII. Eastern Front - USSR; German Home Front; War Effort; German Newsreel; Die Deutsche Wochenschau; Holidays;
NOTE: Poor sound first 02:20.
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