WWII - 1944, German Newsreel: Fighting Soviets; Normandy French Resistance; Submarine Activity
20:34:39 Good shots Hitler Youth marching & running to work duty w/ shovels; cycling w/ rifles on backs. Shirtless Aryan types dig defense wall on Eastern Front - Reichsarbeitsdienst & worker from the Baltic States, inc. women also digging. Aerial view miles of defenses / trenches (GOOD).
20:36:32 Map of Eastern Front showing Baltic States. Camouflaged half-tracks, trucks, gun carriages advance along country road. Artillery firing - heavy guns - SS Panzer division - shoulder-mounted machine gun fired. SS Gruppenfuhrer Gille w/ soldiers. Troops advance w/ shovels. Tanks across field toward town. Heavy bombardment. Burning Soviet tanks examined for survivors; clouds of black smoke; soldiers drink from canteens. Traveling POV from tank moving past wrecked Soviet equipment.
20:40:12 Map of Western Front & English Channel. French militia loyal to Nazis - wearing berets & CU arm badge. Civilian prisoners marched w/ hands on heads. SS soldiers search French farmer at gunpoint - farmhouse used as shelter for resistance burnt down by Nazis. CU French voucher/currency circulated by Americans w/ patriotic flag emblem found on another prisoner. German infantry march thru Normandy; rush for cover at roadside as Allied aircraft appear overhead; anti-aircraft guns fired; plane downed - wreckage. German troops cheer comrades passing by on trucks. Field Marshal Kluge consults w/ SS officers. German troops firing on bridge. Tank advance. German soldiers on coast watch Allied battleships offshore from trenches in sand dunes - barbed wire defenses seen littering beach.
20:44:34 SOF U-Boat at sea staged/feature film extract - lookouts w/ binoculars. INT crewmen in cabin - good sync. sound dialogue scenes as enemy plane sighted, submarine dives, missiles fired. “Alarm!” - montage crewmen’s faces - Captain looks thru periscope - sub resurfaces & crew resume lookout. End.
WW2 Occupied France; Germany; German Propaganda Films; USSR; France; 1940s;
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