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WWII - 1944 , OSS Propaganda Film from German Newsreels

Reel Number: 220786-12

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1944

Country: France,Holland,India,Italy,Russia,Serbia,Spain,USSR

Location: Castel Gandolfo,Kirovograd,Malagal,Monte Cassino,Trieste

TC Begins: 01:37:01

TC Ends: 01:48:11

Duration: 00:11:10

Made to show happy and prosperous living in the “New Order”. Dutch workers presented w/ symbolic shovels to work for the “New Germany” 01:37:51 Greek Catholic religious ceremony in Serbia. Serbian national dance in courtyard marks end of Slav festival. 01:38:27 Yacht race off Malaga in Spain. 01:38:38 Czech soldiers demonstrate skiing in the Carpathian mountains. 01:38:50 French fishing boats set sail under German torpedo boat protection. Commentary suggests protection is to prevent the French from escaping across Channel. Twin anti-aircraft guns fire at allied bomber. 01:40:12 On board French fishing boat, herring sorted and salted. Drying fish in ovens. 01:40:32 Trieste - Italian army celebrate Catholic mass on parade ground. Men swear allegiance to the flag. 01:41:16 Southern Italian front. German re-inforcements moving up. Provisions taken by donkey to mountain positions. Bread taken into foxhole. German artillery. 01:42:27 OSS commentary says the following footage in the German newsreel is religious propaganda. Monte Cassino before bombing. Ruins of Abbey at Cassino following allied bombing. OSS commentary says the Abbey was being used as an observation post for German military purposes. Monk, Abbot of Monte Cassino, w/ German officers. 01:43:30 Castel Gandolfo in ruins, OSS commentary says that the German commentary on the newsreels said there were 15,000 women and children refugees lost in the raid. Bodies of dead children on roadside. Stretcher carried from rubble. 01:44:02 Eastern Front, Northern sector, German vehicles retreating. Bombs towed behind vehicles to blow bridges after crossing (scorched earth). German explode buildings. German soldiers drinking wine from bottle - officer w/ Iron Cross. Troops in snowy foxholes. German tanks of the “panther” type. German soldier on field telephone. Artillery & explosions 01:46:30 Kirovograd - German armored division plan counter attack. Armor vehicles & troops dressed in white move out across snow. Artillery fired. Field telephone. Rocket guns fired, good shots. 01:47:57 Long line of Russian prisoners of war. OSS production; German Newsreels; ca 1944; Propaganda; NOTE: In our experience German Nazi material is considered in the public domain throughout the world. If users feel any further clearances are necessary they are to be their own responsibility.

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