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The Nuremberg Trials (DVD)

Military DVDs World War Two DVDs Hitler & the Third Reich

By Coda Books
Imprint: Coda DVD
Running Time: 60 (mins)
ISBN: 5060247620671
Published: 8th May 2013



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The Nuremberg trials began in 1945 and the film cameras of the victorious Allies were there to record the proceedings.

The first documentary film to emerge was the Soviet film account which appeared as soon as the verdicts were given and before the full proceedings had even been completed.

As might be expected, the narrative is vengeful, partisan and jingoistic. The ringing accusations of the prosecutors are illustrated by extracts from newsreels. The court room footage, however, provides the most complete primary source reference and extensive extracts from the speeches made by the Soviet prosecutors are featured. The film makes much play on the often overlooked fact that the Soviet Union objected to the acquittal of Hans Fritzsche, Franz von Papen and Hjalmar Schacht, and also to the fact that Rudolf Hess was given a sentence of life imprisonment, rather than a death sentence.

This rare film is an essential addition to any Second World War collection.

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From 2012, Pen and Sword Digital will be providing viewers with a brand new selection of films (and books) from Coda Books. Split into two series, Hitler’s War Machine and World War II From Primary Sources, they will give readers a chance to see the original footage from the events of the Second World War, as well as original propaganda material and films used by both sides during the conflict.

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