The German Propaganda Kompanien (PK) captured the events of Hitler’s war on every front. Their footage was used to produce Die Deutsche Wochenschau, a weekly cinema newsreel detailing the events of World War II on land, sea and air.
For the first time these unique primary source films have been collated, edited and translated into English in order to produce a complete military history of the Third Reich drawn exclusively from German primary sources. This amazing range of films captures the events of World War II exactly as they were presented to contemporary cinema audiences while the actions on the battlefield were still unfolding.
This volume features translated Wochenschau newsreels dating from August to October 1939 and records the military events in Danzig and the fall of Poland.
This is a subject I knew little about, i tend to stick to the really famous battles, eg:- D-Day, but this allowed me to gain some perspective on the very beginning of the war. The thing I enjoy most about this film is that it is made from old Propaganda footage, and I find it even greater to watch footage that would have been shown to German audiences.John Dale