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Reel Number: 221369-03
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1940,1940s
TC Begins: 09:12:52
TC Ends: 09:21:57
WWII - 1940, France: German Panzer Invasion w/ Guderian Lecturing Covering offensive German 19th Tank Corps & von Kleist group offensive against France, 10-29May40. Rolling German titles describes 1st Panzer Division under Lt. Gen. Kirchner; 2nd Div. under Lt. Gen. Veiel; 10th Div. under Lt. Gen. Schaal. 09:13:53 Gen. Heinz Wilhelm Guderian, military theorist, to camera explains the tactics. 09:14:17 VO continues w/ Tanks & infantry in snow, Stuka planes diving, explosions, flame throwers. 09:14:48 Animated map of low countries showing Maginot line & other defenses & units. German narration. Shows England attacking from across the Channel. VO as German officers roll out maps. Map showing German advance by date & breaking thru European defensive lines. 09:17:19 Hitler looking at map w/ Gen. Keitel (?) & ??. Military switchboard in CU & orders dispatched. Tanks moving up at dawn w/ crew on top, trucks along road. Infantry lined on ridge. Animated map showing Bitburg & Arlon, crossing Sauer River & planes bombing Landung. 09:19:01 Truck & car watched by German troops by sign: Reichs-Grenze. Group of French police & border officers standing aside watching. German troops & men w/ handkerchiefs on sleeves walk to camera. Truck & car crossing wooden bridge in fog. Truck pulling small artillery gun. Soldiers dismantling bridge. 09:19:30 Animation on map showing advance to line at Arlon & crossing to Menufontaine, Hoffe, Wiltry, Rulles, St. Marie. 09:20:27 Motorcycles & sidecars, past; trucks advance, motorcycles past thru town on dusty road as people watch beside town street. Tanks of various sizes. Road blocked w/ trucks, cars down long hill. 09:21:33 Border crossing & trees painted w/ white stripes. Destroyed bridge & truck fording river. Troops into rubber raft. WWII Fall of France; WW2 German Invasion; 1940s; German Officers; 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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