Register of the UFA motion picture newsreels

Finding aid prepared by Jason Hiller, Vishnu Jani, and Stephanie E. Stewart.
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Title: UFA motion picture newsreels
Date (inclusive): 1933-1945
Collection Number: 48007
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: German and Spanish
Physical Description: 450 motion picture film reels, 3 envelopes (45.0 linear feet)
Abstract: Depicts German military operations and conditions in Germany during World War II, mainly during the 1939 to 1942 period. Includes a few prewar newsreels of Nazi leaders and rallies, and a few photographs. Most newsreels were distributed in Spain.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Universum Film AG (Firm)

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UFA motion picture newsreels, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1948.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the library catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

Historical Note

Universum Film AG (UFA) is a German film production company that was founded in 1917. Initially envisioned as a state-controlled vehicle for military propaganda films, UFA greatly expanded its output in 1918 to include feature films, documentaries, newsreels, and public service films. With a broadened focus that was further spurred on by the 1921 privatization of the company, UFA made an especially significant impact on world cinema during the Weimar Republic era (1919-1933), most notably through its German Expressionist films.
In 1937, all German film companies were nationalized under the Third Reich (1933-1945). UFA and its competitors were brought under the oversight of the Third Reich’s propaganda ministry, and Joseph Goebbels, in his role as propaganda minister, oversaw production. Initially, UFA maintained some autonomy and continued success with production and distribution of feature films, but under Goebbel’s increasing control, the propagandistic appeal of newsreels ultimately dominated the company’s focus. Wartime news films favoring a National Socialist point of view were widely distributed to both the German public and international audiences.
In 1940, prompted by the Nazi invasion of Poland and efforts to sway public opinion in support of the German war cause, the Third Reich combined newsreel companies Ufa-Tonwoche and Deulig-Tonwoche (both under the broader UFA umbrella), as well as Tobis-Woche and Fox-Tönende-Wochenshau, into a single war newsreel titled Die Deutsche Wochenshau (DW) or the German weekly newsreel. With reports that doors were often closed and even locked in many German theaters during DW screenings, German audiences were literally held captive by the footage.
As the single DW newsreel emerged, the foreign weekly newsreel, or Auslandtonwoche (ATW), was restructured and refocused, again in support of the German war effort and particularly in support of the Polish campaign. ATW was distributed to occupied and neutral countries alike. Initially, ATW and DW newsreels differed only by language. As ATW operations grew, the newsreels were customized to their respective target audiences. Although ATW and DW reels contained similar content, scenes were often edited and German nationalism toned down in ATW reels to appeal to wider regional interests. Regional ATW editorial offices were also set up in select countries, including in Belgium and Spain.
Shortly after merging all German newsreels into a single war newsreel, Goebbels combined all German film production companies into a single, state-run film monopoly called UFA-Film GmbH (UFI). UFA, Tobis, Terra, and other film companies were assimilated into UFI. This overarching state control of German film production resulted in censorship and selectively edited scenes in newsreels. Among DW and ATW reels, scenes of dead German soldiers, as well as scenes of significant military failures on the Eastern Front, such as in the Battle of Stalingrad, were cut from final versions.
Though selectively edited in conformity with the broader Nazi agenda, the combined efforts of DW and ATW generated a cinematic product unlike any other. With a drive to influence audiences from across Europe and beyond, these newsreels employed compelling and dramatic cinematic techniques, which set them apart from their American and European counterparts. American newsreels were modeled on newspapers that led with headline news stories, followed by news segments of decreasing importance. DW and ATW films, in contrast, were edited in a fashion similar to narrative movies, featuring seamless fades and dissolves between scenes and a build-up of story and action to a climactic turning point or conclusion. War scenes captured by cameramen at the front lines of battle were also central to the drama and action of Nazi-era newsreels. Sound was likewise used for cinematic effect. Voice-over narration conveyed a sense of continuity and authority while dramatic music amplified the intensity of the visuals and narration.
Today, these newsreels serve as a significant historical document on World War II and a National Socialist perspective of the world. In addition to the UFA and Tobis newsreels at the Hoover Institution Archives, other known collections of these newsreels exist at the University of California at Los Angeles Film and Television Archive, the Library of Congress, the Imperial War Museum in London, and the Bundesarchiv in Berlin.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection is comprised of films and photographs depicting military operations and conditions in Germany during World War II.

Related Collection(s)

Ernest D. Rose papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Germany--History--1933-1945.
Motion pictures.
National socialism.
Propaganda, German--Spain.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945.

 

Films, 1939-1945

Scope and Content note

The series contains motion picture newsreels produced by the Nazi government. A majority of the reels in the collection were produced by Universum Film AG (UFA) with a small amount coming from Tobis. This series includes reels intended for domestic audiences, Inland, and international ones, Ausland. The bulk of this series covers the years 1940 to 1942. The overall content of the films varies greatly, including special political and military events, civilian life from all parts of Europe, and combat footage. Important figures presented in the film include Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Herman Göring, Heinrich Himmler, Benito Mussolini, and Francisco Franco. The series consists of 16mm and 35mm films.
 

Tobis, 1939-1945

Scope and Content note

The films in this series were produced by Tobis and include 16mm and 35mm films.
 

Reels 1-4

 

Reels 6-16

 

Reels 18-19

 

Reels 21-29

 

Reel 31

 

UFA, Inland, 1939-1945

Scope and Content note

The Inland versions of the reels were released domestically in Germany with German language soundtracks and include 16mm and 35mm films.
Ausland version also exists for the following reels: 519-521, 523-550, 555, 557-560, 562-572, 576-578, 581, 586-587
The followings reels have not yet been described: 518, 520, 521, 523, 555, 517, 571-572, 576-578, 581-582, 586-587, 589, 596, 615, 621-622, 626, 628, 633.
 

Reel 519

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Berlin, amateur German 'sportsfest,' 1st since war started 2. Repatriation of Saarbrucken after armistice 3. German kids enjoying vacation sponsored by NSV(1 of 350 similar homes) 4. Heavy motorized cars and motorcycles special mountain training 5. Hitler Youth in Naval training ship 6. Steiermark, mining of iron ore and smelting 7. Essen, Adolf Hitler visits home of Gustav Krupp on 70th birthday

Part 2:

8. Berghof, Gen. Dietrich gives report on fighting to Hitler 9. Gauleiter of Steinmark talks with Hitler 10. Paris, Concert of German folk songs 11. Waffen SS decorated with Iron Cross 12. Front soldiers given Iron Cross, 1st shot of cameramen.
 

Reel 522

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Ship yard, launching of ship 2. Leipzig, International Trade Fair w/21 countries, Wehrmacht displaying captured Brit machines 3. Coal mining 4. POW's in forced labor 5. Weimar, effects of British bombing 6. Vienna, Segir Agreement, meeting with Hungary, Romania, German, Italy 7. Budapest, German Cultural house 8. Madrid, interned Ger. Civilians repatriated.

Part 2:

9. Japan, German youth in Japan 10. Copenhagen, Track meet 11. Italy, Il Duce(Mussolini) visits youth military school 12. Orvieto, Duce visits women's gymnastic school 13. Duce at new water wat for Tiber River 14. Plymouth Harbor, Birmingham, Luftwaffe attack on British factory and harbor 15. Kiel, Adm. Lutgen, U-Boot returns 16. Ritter Cross given to PT boat captain 17. PT boat prepares for sea
 

Reel 524, 1940 September

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Metz, Himmler and Dietrich review Waffen SS troops 2. Warsaw, German Labor Service parading with Hierl and Kiel 3. Belgium, German troops with captured British vehicles 4. French Coast, German troops blow up British mines 5. Mediterranean, Italian planes bomb British ships 6. MAP of Europe and British Isles 7. Luftwaffe squadron preparing and then bombing British airfield
 

Reel 525, 1940 September

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Norway, boys and girls voluntary harvesting in fields 2. Hungary-Romania, Hungarian soldiers reoccupy border 3. Berlin, Dr. lay and Himmler greet Ramon Serrano Suner, review troops and look at Volkswagens 4. Germany, Gen Kerotzi meets with Gen Ritter von Epp 5. Saarbrucken, Minister Todt, Gauleiter Balkerstadt(?) observe parade 6. Factory workers 7. Production of electric generators 8. manufacturing sea mines 9. Sailors laying mines at sea 10. Production of boots 11. Injured soldiers in physical therapy

Part 2:

12. German soldiers cleaning tanks 13. Artillery observers in balloon 14. Sollum, Italian planes bombing British positions 15. Bielefeld, British bombing on childrens home 16. N. France, Goering inspects Luftwaffe troops 17. Bombers taking off for bombing run over England
 

Reel 526, 1940 October

Scope and Content Note

Part 1:

1. Peking, British troops leave N. China for Hong Kong 2. Bucharest, King of Romania welcomes back Queen mother with parade 3. Rome, von Ribbentrop, Count Ciano, talks in Italy with w/ Duce 4. Berlin, 27 Sept, Ciano, von Ribbentrop, Hitler, Kurusu, signing of Tripartite Pact 5. Berlin, performances to raise money for BHJ 6. Merchant marine cadets training 7. Berlin, Goebbels, at UFA Palace opening of winter season for film festivals 8. Workers canning food and baking
Acetate 35mm and 16mm; "Last Shelf"
 

Reel 527

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Washington, 27 Aug, Roosevelt, signs bill to activate national guard 2. US national guard inspected and get new uniforms 3. Chinking, China, Japanese planes bombing Chungking 4. Copenhagen, King Christian celebrates 70th birthday 5. Bremmer Pass, 2 Oct 1940, Hitler and Mussolini meet first time since war started 6. Hanover, Ital Min Farinacci, Goebbels, Dietrich, Victor Lutze, Farinacci visiting Germany 7. Sweden, Spanish officers visit artillery school 8. Berlin, Exhibit on air industry 9. Hitler Youth training with gliders 10. Glider launched from water 11. Luxemburg, volunteers officially join German forces 12. iron ore factories and mines

Parts 2:

13. France, von Brauchitsch invites French Gauleiters to battlefield 14. Oslo, ships delivering supplies 15. Distribution of ration cards 16. Libya, 17 Sept, Italian troops capture Sidi Barani 17. British ships attack and sink French ships 18. German mine sweepers in Channel 19. Liverpool, German bombers on night attack of England.
 

Reel 528

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Rome, workers construct a bridge. 2. Rome, Min of Education Rust, given honorary doctorate 3. Madrid, German military band playing concert 4. Tangier, Spanish Marines go ashore and occupy former French city 5. Bulgaria, Bulgarian troops reoccupy area 6. Sophia, King Boris attends thank you parade 7. Galati, Romania, German Resettlement Commission march thru city

Part 2:

8. Oslo, Norwegian People's Voluntary Army march in parade 9. Warsaw, retrospect of invasion and parade marking one year German occupation 10. Troops going through tank training 11. La Havre, French and German firefighters put out blaze started by RAF attack. 12. Artillery crew shell Dover 13. Luftwaffe bomb England and dogfight RAF 14. German Naval fleet leaving port
 

Reel 529

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Burma, Burma Road reopened 2. Bulgaria, Bulgarian cavalry troops reenter territory given back 3. Bucharest, Prince Michael parades through city 4. Padua, Mussolini reviews parade of young fascist 5. Harz, Ger., Reich youth leader Axsmann inspects Hitler Youth 6. Berlin, Min of Agriculture Walter Darre, Goebbels, meet with Hitler

Part 2:

7. Wheat field being harvested 8. Munchen, Art exhibition 9. Berlin Large crowd in attendance of state funeral for Admiral von Trotha 10. Munchen, injured soldiers at rehab center 11. Injured soldiers and nurses attending various events 12. Oslo, people at a harvest Festival 13. France, French prisoners at POW camp are inspected 14. Paris, people at a market 15. Engineers building a bridge 16. N. Africa, Italian and Somalian troops advance through desert 17. Hiafa, Italian planes bomb British oil tanks 18. German Stukas take off and dive bomb over England
 

Reel 530

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Rugen, Ger., Dr. Ley, inspects new construction of seaside resort 2. Danzig, Dr. Ley, inspects housing construction 3. Hirschau, building of new bridges 4. Danzig, Goebbels, Gauleiter Foster, arriving for first year celebration of Danzig annexation 5. Danzig, Gauleiter Foster gives new flags to people 6. Alsas-Loraine, garrison town for German Regiment 7. Channel Coast, building of airfields 8. Soldiers bringing bombs to airfield 9. Bombers and fighters over England 10. Romania, German planes protect oil fields

Part 2:

11. Bucharest, German planes land and crews greet them 12. Romania, German instruction officers meeting with Romanian officers 13. Venice, Mussolini reviews troops 14. Marseille, Hitler, Marshall Petain, meeting together as Hitler tours France 15. Oct. 23, 1940, Hitler and Franco meet for first time 16. Hitler and Goering talking on train 17. Florence, Mussolini, Hitler, Ciano, von Ribbentrop, greet at train station then take car to meeting
 

Reel 531

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Germany, women and men harvesting field 2. Salzburg, Laborers in quarry blasat materials for autobahn 3. Germany, Party Official at opening of glider school 4. Poland, Victor Lutze on visit to Poland 5. Posen, Lutze celebrates liberation from Polish government 6. Warsaw, same liberation celebrations 7. Warsaw, Himmler, memorial celebration of troops killed in Polish occupation
 

Reel 532, 1940 November

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Belgrade, King Paul and wife Olga, German architecture exhibit 2. Albania, workers building bridges and streets 3. Italy, Mussolini inspects 8th Army of Italy 4. Munich, Rudolf Hess, represents Hitler at memorial ceremony for Nazi martyrs killed in 1923 5. Prague, Axman, dedicates new banner to youth 6. Prague, Goebbels, Baron von Neurath, Burckel, in the city to talk about German culture.

Part 2:

7. Poland, German troops help clear land for farms 8. Danzig, Kindergarten 9. Engineers build pontoon bridge under fire 10. Flanders, Italian pilots join Germans on British air raids 11. Channel Coast, Luftwaffe shot down Spitfire 12. German U-Boots leave port 13. German ships sink British cargo ships
 

Reel 533, 1940 November

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Manchukuo, China, reconstruction of town to modernize it 2. Indo China, Japanese troops going through French controlled territory 3. Amsterdam, Dutch Nazi party parading through the city 4. Slovakia, glider school for Slovenians 5. Berlin, Sport festival between Germany and Finland 6. Berlin, Goebbels attends funeral 7. Berlin, Goebbels and Todt, Hitler, dinner for war merit medal winners

Part 2:

8. Nov. 12, 1940, Molotov, von Ribbentrop, Goering, Hitler, Molotov arrives by train and meets with Hitler 9. Poland, German troops rebuild streets 10. Wartegau, workers building new housing 11. Children and parents on vacation 12. Berlin, German anti-aircraft in action and down British ships 13. Langenmark, von Brauschitz, memorial celebration of dead soldiers from World War I 14. Oslo, graves of parachute forces 15. Engineers build bridge 16. Channel Coast, artillery crews fire at Britain 17. Luftwaffe attacks British convoy
 

Reel 534

Scope and Content Note

Part 1 has no description available.

Part 2:

1. Gen. Antonescau, von Ribbentrop, Kurusu, Prince Chosa, all signing of alliance 2. Berlin, Slovakian representative meets with Ribbentrop to sign treaty 3. Vienna, Goering visits exhibit called "Victory in the West" 4. Westwald new class of working corps and French war prisoners dismantle Maginot Line 5. Norway, supplies for German troops unloaded 6. Channel coast, Goering awards airmen iron crosses 7. Germany, oil tank cars brought to airfield 8. Nov. 15, reprisal attack from RAF attack of Munich 9. North Sea, U-Boot returns from mission
 

Reel 535

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, on white horse reviews parade for 2,600 anniversary of Japanese royal family 2. Italy, Vesuvius erupting 3. Italy, workers construct power plant 4. Romania and Austria, German repatriates arrive into Germany 5. Production of wooden chess figures among others

Part 2:

6. Berlin, Maxi and Ernst Baier, ice skating exhibition for soldiers 7. Vienna, von Schirach and Todt, inspect exhibit of Austrian painters 8. Lenz, POWs work on autobahn bridge 9. France, French POWS being sent to Germany for work 10. French POWs work on bridge 11. Polish civilians rebuild streets 12.Bicycle troops 13. Infantry and tank maneuvers 14. Airmen load large bombs onto planes bound for London 15. London, King and Queen, Churchill inspect big damage to London, material from US newsreels
 

Reel 536

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Names of 5 cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Kunming, China, Japanese planes attack Chinese supply centers 2. Bucharest, Antonescau, con Schirach, lay wreath at grave 3. Oslo, Goebbels visits grave yards of German war heroes 4. Poland, laborers work on hydro electric power plant 5. German civilians participate in seminar on Africa 6. Lenz, new housing for factory workers 7. German teens collect toys for soldiers 8. Field post office handing out mail to troops 9. Channel coast, delivery of mail to happy troops 10. Trucks leave France for Berlin with food for women and children.

Part 2:

11. Berlin, Goebbels, concert from German Radio Service for troops 12. Stienmark, mountain troops in artillery exercise 13. Bombers loaded with heavy bomb and fire bombs for attack on Birmingham 14. Kiel, Admiral Raeder inspects Battleship Bismarck and puts it to sea
 

Reel 537

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Complete Reel; Names of 6 cameramen

Part 1:

1. Poland, wounded German soldiers at rehab center 2. Poland, von Brauchitsch, reviews troops in east 3. Bucharest, Antonescau, King Michael, review parade of German Wehrmacht troops 4. Map of Norway compared to Europe and roads needed 5. German troops transport food 6. Oslo, new German recruits sworn in 7. Crew of French RR rebuild road and bridge 8. Paris, Alfred Rosenberg, addresses Chamber of Deputies 9. Paris, French youth collect clothing 10. German wounded soldiers make toys for kids 11. Kids sing to wounded soldiers 12. Shipyard workers build U-Boots 13. Hitler, Dr. Ley, Speaks to munition workers at factory
 

Reel 538

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reeks.
Names of 5 Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Burma Road, Japanese planes bomb road and factory 2. Spain, Spanish kids return and cared for by nurses 3. Warsaw, Retrospect of occupation and new roads, sign on car says "Only for Jews" 4. Poland, German border guards patrol mountain pass 5. Norway, German soldiers build new airfields with planes protecting from above 6. Berlin, Hitler gives reception for industrial, party, and army leaders 7. Steier, Factory workers making rifles

Part 2: Christmas Week

8. Prof. Thorak, sets up sculptures 9. Wartegau, German kids sent on vacation and get gifts 10. Poland, German troops cut down Christmas tree 11. Boat leaves Germany with load of presents for troops in Norway 12. Wounded soldiers and nurses on hospital ship on Christmas eve 13. Motorcycle riders transport tree 14. Soldier dressed as Santa comes out of plane for troops 15. Soldiers on front receive gifts 16. NCO gets Ritter Cross 17. Cavalry troops clean saddle 18. Captured English submarine 19. German troops on way to replace troops on Jersey.
 

Reel 539

Scope and Content Note

Ausland version only.
 

Reel 540

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Complete Reel; Names of 6 Cameramen; 1. Tacoma, Washington, Professor from University of Washington inspects bridge oscillating in high winds, taken from US newsreel 2. Paris, Legionnaires carry casket of French pilot shot down by RAF 3. Admiral Darlan awards medals 4. Vienna and Paris, Adm. Darlan receives body of Son of Napoleon and place body in tomb 5. Poland, Traveling Exhibition 6. Wartegau, German youth training 7. Berlin, Goebbels, Hitler, Victor Lutze 50th birthday celebration 8. Norway, German troops buy deer meat 9. Crews of mine sweeping flotilla 10. Recon plane sees enemy ships and signals back 11. France, infantry and artillery maneuvers
 

Reel 541

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Complete Reel; Names of 5 Cameramen with pictures; 1. Tokyo, Emperor Hirohito, memorial and parade for fallen heroes 2. Yangzi, Japanese planes bomb mountain areas 3. Mexico City, Gen. Avilla Camacho, folk dances by youth 4. Geneva, civilian workers at Red Cross center, records of war prisoners 5. Jan. 12, Goering's 48th birthday 6. France, workers being trained on German equipment 7. Warsaw, laborers build canals and bridges 8. Krakow, entertainment for soldiers 9. Norway, Occupying troops build new roads and barracks 10. N. France, War reporters collect money for "mother and child" fund 11. War booty collected 12. Flight training school 13. Crew of heavy cruiser puts to sea and sinks British freighter
 

Reel 542

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Complete Reel; Names of 5 Cameramen; 1. Tokyo, Hirohito and German delegation 2,600 years of Emperors family 2. Moscow, Molotov, Count von Schulenburg, signing of 4 new treaties 3. Civilians in heavy snow throughout Europe 4. Norway, flotilla of Norwegian fishing boats 5. Denmark, German sailors sightsee castle 6. Holland, parade for 9 years of Dutch Nazis 7. Hirchau, Poland, Foster, building bridge for Autobahn 8. Posen, reconstruction of theater of Posen 9. Berlin, Art exhibit 10. Berlin, continuation of Goering's birthday celebration 11. Production of large aerial search lights 12. S. France, motorcycle shock troops training 13. Lt. Col. Gallant, attacks RAF planes
 

Reel 543

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Complete Reel; Names of 9 Cameramen; 1. Norway, composer Christian Sinding 2. Oslo, Norwegian unemployed leave for Germany for work 3. Poland, German soldiers help rebuild farms 4. tunnel for train being reopened 5. Paris, Franz Lehar conducts orchestra 6. Kärnten, Austria, Hitler Youth leaders meet 7. Dr. Dietrich at Academy for European Culture 8. Hanover, Rudolf Hess and new Gauleiter at city hall 9. Berlin, Adrian Mussen addresses Dutch residences 10. Berlin, Gen. Yamashita presents von Brauchitsch with samurai katana 11. Production of helmets 12. Storm Troops practice maneuvers in snow 13. Crew of new "Kondor" bomber 14. Malta, German and Italian planes on bombing run 15. S. Atlantic, German U-Boot crew on patrol
 

Reel 544

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Names of 11 cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Berlin, Hitler, Frick, funeral of Franz Gurtner 2. Berlin, Hitler meets with Hungarian official at Riechchancellary 3. Berlin, Hitler and Gen. Yamashita, meet together 4. Jan. 30, Berlin, Sport Palace, Hitler gives speech on 8th anniversary of Third Reich

Part 2:

cont., Hitler, Goebbels, Hess, Ley, Rosenberg, Hitler speaks to group about many things 5. Skiing competition 6. Poland, Ship caught in ice 7. Copenhagen, German troops march through city to relieve guards 8. Channel coast, Heavy artillery shells Dover 9. Pilot of recon plane lands 10. Luftwaffe planes take off and bomb British ships 11. Crews of light cruiser doing various things on deck
 

Reel 545

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Names of 7 cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Budapest, state funeral for Hungarian 2. Hitler, Kurusu, farewell visit to Hitler 3. Japan, German Shepard dogs with Japanese troops on maneuvers 4. Oslo, Axmann, inspects Hitler Youth unit 5. Oslo, Civilians and soldiers leave by train for winter sports

Part 2:

6. Baron von Neurath, Hierl, observe parade 7. Prague, Dr. Ley, concert of military music 8. Poland, Hess, inauguration of 2 new Gauleiters 9. Gifts presented to wives of soldiers on front 10. Bavaria, U-boot Com. Schiffke at a resort 11. Berlin, U-Boot captain speaks to youth 12. Great Deutschland Regiment on maneuvers in snow 14. Sailors on mine sweepers, destroyers, and PT boast leave port 15. S. Italy, German and Italian planes take off to Africa
 

Reel 546

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Incomplete

Part 2 only:

1. Berghof, Hitler meets with Yugoslavian officials 2. Sonnenhof, Dr. Ley, Hitler Youth leaders 3. Hitler Youth leaders get training and take classes 4. Berlin, Goebbels, addresses Berlin workers 5. Berlin, Chief of Danish Police on visit to police memorial 6. Berlin, German police on "Honor day of the Police" 7. U-Boot Capt. von Stockhausen arrives in home town with crew for celebration 8. Germany, workers in Siemens factory of water power generator 9. Arno Breker works on sculpture 10. Paris, German pilots on leave ice skating
 

Reel 547

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Names of 8 Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Munich, Hitler, Hess, Goering, attend funeral of Hermann Kriebel 2. France, Goering, gives Ritter Cross to pilots 3. Goering and General staff have meeting 4. Berghof, Hitler and Goering meet 5. Italy, Mussolini, Franco, Serrano-Sunor, meet and review honor guard 6. Berlin, New Japanese ambassador, Gen. Oshima 7. West Front, Gen. Yamashita, visits German army and Navy units 8. Lithuania, Folk Deutsch leave farms for Germany 9. Poland, factory workers in factory 10. Prague, Victor Lutze, von Neurath, review troops and swear in unit called "52"

Part 2:

11. Berlin, Leni Riefenstahl and other movie stars, Goebbels, at Reich Film conference 12. Film actors celebrate Peoples Film Day 13. Himmler, Heydrich, Police sports festival 14. Max Schmelling, boxing champion, volunteered for paratroops 15. Sepp Dietrich, reviews and decorates members of SS 16. Sicily, German general talks to officers on airfield 17. Tripoli, crew of German plane see town and talk with people 18. Crew of light cruiser sunbathe and relax on deck 19. Same crew boards and sinks British ships
 

Reel 548, 1941

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
Names of 3 Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Munich, Feb. 24, 1941, Hitler, Hess, Ley, Gauleiter Wagner, memorial celebration of founding of Nazi party 2. Berghof, Oshima, von Ribbentrop, meet with Hitler 3. Vienna, March 1, arrives in city for signing of Bulgaria to axis 4. Vienna, Treaty is signed 5. Vienna, Hitler gives reception for diplomats 6. 5th international winter sports week

Part 2:

8. Hockey game between Sweden and Germany 9. Tyrol, army school for mountain guides 10. Troops and dogs train for messenger work 11. Bulgaria, German engineers build bridge 12. infantry regiment on maneuvers 13. Coast Guardsmen on patrol in boat
 

Reel 549

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
"Special Report of the German Weekly Newsreel:" German troops enter Bulgaria with the civilian population greeting them; Regular reels resumes.

Part 1:

1. China, Japanese sailors on gunboats in Yangtze River 2. Japanese cavalry and infantry taking on Chinese resistence 3. Spain, many fight large fire in city. 4. Poland, German engineers clear river of ice 5. Berlin, Adolf Huhnlein decorates members of NSKD Trumpet Corps 6. Hess, Goebbels, Axmann, attend 6th winter sport competition of Hitler Youth 7. Breslau, Himmler, swearing in of Romanian-Germans as citizens 8. Leipzig, Goebbels, opening of spring industiral German fair

Part 2:

9. Vienna, Goering, Antonescu, meet to talk about economics 10. Lintz, Hitler, visits workers on bridge being built 11. School for Submarine Crews 12. Submarine shipyard with 2 U-Boots launched 13. Bulgaria, crews of Luftwaffe land at new base 14. Bulgaria, More German troops entering Bulgaria 15. Brenner Pass, German troops enroute to Africa via train 16. Troops board transport ship for Africa 17. General of Luftwaffe visits airbase sa planes prepare and take off for bombing run
 

Reel 550

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Names of 9 Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Tokyo, Matsuokuo, reps from Thailand and Indo China arrive for talks 2. Berlin, Fencing competition 3. Stuttgart, Soccer competition 4. Berlin,ice skating exhibition 5. Vienna, Goebbels, 3 year celebration of Austria unification with Germany 6. Lintz, Continuation of celebration with surprise visit by Hitler 7. Berlin, Hitler, Goering, Himmler, Memorial day for war heroes parade 8. Bulgaria, German troops entering towns 9. Admiral Doenitz, decorates returning U-Boot crew and captain 10. Capt. Kretschmer receives return welcome 11. Crew of cruiser returns from mission with British prisoners 12. Tripoli, Rommel, reviews troops marching through city. 13. Storm Pioneer Troops on manuevers
 

Reel 551

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Inomplete Reel; Names of 12 cameramen; 1. China, Japanese troops secure communication lines 2. Munchen, Ribbentrop, Hitler, meet Hungarian foreign minister at war memorial 3. Berlin, Track athletes at sports festival 4. Berlinn, visitors at exhibition of newspaper war caricatures 5. SS troops count money collected for Winter Help Fund 6. Berlin, civilians at Armed Forces Day celebrations 7. Posen, Hitler Youth at Culture Day 8. Posen, Goebbels, arriving at theater for show 9. Warsaw, German soldiers repair indoor swimming pool 10. Norway, Civilian workers in railroad tunnel 11. Norway, inexperienced sailors skiing and falling down 12. France, Goering meets with his general staff. 13. Bulgaria, German troops cross pass on Balkan mountains. 14. Tripoli, Rommel, German and Italian troops march through city 15. N. Africa, soldiers cover planes in sand storm 16. German bombers take off for England
 

Reel 552, 1941

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Names of 16 Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. March 30, 1941, Berlin, Hitler Youth and BDM youths initiation of new members 2. Berlin, Mar. 27th, Matsuoka, Japan Foreign Minister, visits for official state visit with Hitler and all top Nazi officials, von Ribbentrop, Keitel, Yamashita, Goering. This scene continues for the rest of the reel Part 2; 3. Matsuoka continues visit with Hitler and others 4. Bulgaria, troops work on tanks 5. King Boris, visits Stuka field to review troops and planes 6. Tripoli, soldiers relax on supply ships and Rommel taking pictures of tanks being unloaded. 7. German troops moving toward front line 8. Shot down Spitfire and RAF pilots taken prisoner and interrogated 9. Weather ballon is launched and planes take off 10. in Atlantic, multiple scenes of German Naval activies across the Atlantic are shown
 

Reel 553

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Names of 16 Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. State funeral for head of Medical Crops 2. Prague, von Neurath, Rosenberg, 2nd anniversary of establishment of protectorate 3. Pressburg, Dr. Tisso, celebration for establishment of Slovakian state 4. Poland, Oil drillers and workers 5. Volks Deutsch from East arrive in Germany 6. Vienna, German refugees from Jugoslavia arrive via the Danube 7. War factory, builing timer fuses and girls having a snowball fight 8. 250th anniverary of States Theater 9. Civilians attend exhibition on theater 10. Berlin, Goebbles presents "ring of honor" to Emil Jennings 11. Danzig, Prof. Fritz Klimsch, sculpts head and exhibition of his work

Part 2:

12. Soldier receives Ritter Cross 13. Railroad engineers building a bridge and testing it 14. Bulgaria, King Boris, wathces German manuvers 15. N. Africa, Supplies delived via plane to ground forces 16. Various activities with soldiers in desert 17. Italian desert corps in sand storm 18. Germany, Doenitz, U-Boots launched from shipyard 19. Crew of U-Boot in action; Special Report,

Part 3:

1. April 6, Belrin, Goebbles reads Hitler's proclamation to the people 2. Ribbentrop, reads notes to the press 3. Infantry advance over Greek border 4. Serbian prisoners 5. German troops and tanks advance 6. Greece, Stukas take off and bomb fortifications 7. Italian planes bomb storage dumps
 

Reel 554

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Incomplete Reel.

Part 2:

1. Jugoslavia, Engineers work on railroad 2. Large number of Serbian prisoners 3. Stukas and infantry advance 4. Bombs dropped on targets 5. Motorized troops advance 6. German soldier smokes and smiles at camera 7. Large numbers of Serbian soliders surrender to German troops. Soldiers advance and take British consulate 8. Map of Greek Front 9. German artillery shelling front line 10. Artist from propaganda company sketches war scenes 11. Stukas bomb fortifications as infrantry and tanks advance
 

Reel 555

Scope and Content Note

Part 1: [missing content]
 

Reel 556

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
29 Names.

Part 1:

1. German cruiser at sea encountering ships 2. Crew of British freighter leaves ship that is then sank 3. N. Africa, Soldiers load supplies into trucks 4. General Geisler decorates airmen 5. Gen. Rommel gets off light plane 6. Soldiers and tanks advance toward Sallum 7. German and Italian tanks battle British tanks 8. British prisoners in sand storm 9. Motorcylces and tanks advance quickly 10. S.E. Front, Hitler, von Papen, von Ribbentrop, King Boris, all meet in train car 11. Count Ciano confers with Hitler 12. Reich head in Hungary meets with Hitler on train 13. Danube, German troops advance over river into town 14. Civilians watch troops advancing through town 15. Sarajevo, Volk Deutsch remove Soviet war memorial and deface it 16. Map of Greece, more troops advancing into Greece 17. Map shows area of shelling, SS meet Italian troops 18. April 23, Gen. List says 2 Greek armies surrender 19. Map, Troops advancing and engineers repair bridge 20. Planes attack Greek airfield 23. Soldiers enter town with people waaving white flags 24. Lamia, Greece, German Panzers enter town 25. SS troops cross bridge 26. Stukas bomb ships, soldiers marching into outskirts of Athens, city is seen
 

Reel 557

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Part 1:

1. Berlin, Sports Palace, top Nazi officers in attendance, Hitler gives speech on commissioning young cadets into army 2. May 4, Goering, Goebbels, Kietel, Hitler speaks to Reichstag 3. Hitler on train visited by Gauleiter 4. Graz, Austria, Hitler greets crowds in city 5. Gauleiter Kutschera, greets party people and crowds 6. Map of Balkans showing Army's victories 7. Thermopoli, artillery hits city as it falls 8. Athens, plane flies over Acropolis 9. Greece, SS and Italian troops meet 10. Large number of Serbian prisoners 11. Peleponnese, German troops land and unload supplies 12. Map shows arrows on Peleponnese 13. Stukas start out on attack

Part 2:

14. Tobruk, old Map, troops, tanks and trucks enter into city showing destruction 15. Dead enemy soldier and British prisoners 16. Planes bomb and straffe British tanks 17. Atlantic Ocean, several heavy cruisers bored ship 18. German U-Boot passes ship 19. Ships stop British freighter then sink it 20. Captured crew of another British Freighter 21. Different fieighter fired at and sunk 22. Crew from sunk sink taken abored
 

Reel 558

Scope and Content Note

*Domestic Reel Not Found in Archives*
 

Reel 559

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
20 names of Cameramen, Complete Reel; 1. Japan, Japanese workers in artillery factory 2. Toyooka, young Japanese officers being commissioned 3. Utrecht, parade of local NSB youth 4. Berlin, Hitler awards Ritter Cross to SS commander 5. Belrin, Hitler, Croatian minister meet together and talk 6. Croatia, Stuka squadron invited to feast 7. Pireaus, German troops unload supplies 8. 10,000 prisoners in camp 9. Corinth, von Brauchitsch, inspects region and reviews troops 10. Luftwaffe crews relax by sailing 11. German soldiers sightsee ruins of Delphi 12. Germany, production of JU-88 bombers 13. PT boat factory 14. Soldiers on super long rang artillery shell Dover 15. Minesweepers leave port 16. Boat crew shoots down British plane 17. Stukas going across Channel
 

Reel 560

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
32 Names of Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Japanese bombers raid Chinese supply depot 2. Japanese infantry advance through country 3. U.S. East Coast, large forest fire 4-5. Rome, Duce, Victor Emannuel, asking for appointment of king for Croatia 6. Belrin, armed forces track meet 7. Soccer game between navy and air force 8. Berghof, Hitler, awarding Luftwaffe captin Ritter Cross 9. Hungary, Gen. von Weist, visits horse breeding camp 10. Danube, mine sweepers clearing river 11. Peleponese, Gen. List, inspects troops 12. Propaganda unit captures British soldiers 13. Ship passes through straight of Sallum

Part 2:

14. Paratroops enter plane then jump 15. British prisoners 16. Possibly wounded German soldier, first such footage 17. Paratroops pursue retreating British in captured cars 18. Large amount of British prisoners with papers taken from officer 19. N. Africa, Gen. Garibaldi, visits Afrika Corps and Gen. Rommel 20. Tobruk, British prisoners take stuff out of cars 21. Troops in Panzer roll through ruins 22. Arial footage of Sallum 23. Luftwaffe crew study recon reports and maps 24. U-Boot and German battleship meet 25. Crew of ship sinks frieghters 26. Adm. Doenitz receives returning boat 27. Channel Coast, bombers take off on night bombing of England
 

Reel 561

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
19 Names of Cameramen.

Part 1:

1 Gen. von Kuchler visits propaganda unit 2. N. Africa, Rommel, Gen. Garibaldi, meet and confer on maps, inspect troops and equipment 3. Infantry comes back with British prisoner 4. Rommel eats in car, soldiers try to sleep in shade 5. Tobruk, German and Italian tanks roll to meet British tanks 6. S. Atlantic, German cruisers on patrol and sink British ships 7. Plance launched from ship, reports back, ship moves to and sinks British ships 8. Crew of British ships taken aboard 9. Map of Crete 10. Greece, Paratroops get in plane, make jump on Crete, dog fight with British planes

Part 2:

11. Transport plane returns over Athens 12. Greece, Transport plane makes crash landing on 1 wheel 13. Troops board transport plane, jump out over Crete 14. Stukas attack British fortifications 15. Wrecked English planes in field 16. Mountain troops advance 17. British prisoners marching 18. Student greets paratroops 19. Suda Bay, Crete 20. Infantry advances against British 21. More troops and machines advancing
 

Reel 562

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
28 Names of Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Brenner Pass, Hitler, Mussolini, von Ribbentrop, Ciano, Kietel, meet on train for talks 2. Berghof, Ante Pavelic, Hitler, Goering, meet for talks 3. Luxembourg, Axmann, kids are initiated into Hitler Youth 4. Strasbourg, Victor Lutz, gives speach to SA troops 5. Dunkirk,1 year after invasion on battlefield 6. Channel Coast, big guns shell Dover 7. German bombers on bombing run over England 8. Kaval, Bulgaria, Bulgarian cavalry march into town 9. Greece, workers remove canal blockage 10. Greece, Gen. Lohr, arrives on plane with supplies 11. Crete, Paratroops advance 12. General talks to officers 13. Soldiers use captured artillery against British 14. Planes cover advance with bombs 15. Infantry advances past British airfield 16. British transport ship tries to escape

Part 2:

17. N. Africa, Rommel, visits graves 18. German soldiers visit bedouin in tents 19.Shoemaker in desert 20. Supplies loaded on truck for front 21. Scene in bakery 22. Cars leave for front 23. Shore line of Sallum Bay 24. Radio man installs new lines 25. Artillery fires flak at British planes 26. Tobruk, German pilots enter fighters bomb British
 

Reel 563

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
16 Names of Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Bangkok, Thai army parades in celebration 2. Tokyo, Japanese army parade in honor of Hirohito's birthday 3. China, Japanese bombers, infantry lands and fights in streets 4. Rome, Duce, Axmann, demonstration of Italian youth movement 5. Berghof, Hitler, King Boris, meet together 6. Muich, Antonescu, reviews troops, lays wreat at memorial 7. Berlin, Hitler, von Ribbentrop, Antonescu, meet for talks 8. Yugoslavia, Engineers reconstruct rail bridge 9. Crete, Italian troops land on coast 10. Italians fight way to inland 11. German troops join fight 12. British prisoners 13. Roads with abandoned British cars

Part 2:

14. Crete, German infantry entery capital city 15. Thousands of British prisoners marched 16. N. Africa, Rommel, tanks advancing 17. Sallum, Infantry and tanks, new German fortifications 18. Tobruk, Observers issue artillery orders 19. Germans advancing on British, one German hit 20. S. Atlantic, large Germna ships start attack 21. British ship boarded then sunk , show faces of captured 23. Munitions ship fired at and sunk 24. 4th ship caught and sunk 25. 5th and 6th ship sunk at night
 

Reel 564, 1941

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
Reels shows first action on Invasion of Russia, 19 Names of Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Berlin, Soccer championship 2. Hannover, Gen. Oshima, German-Japanese friendship day 3. Gen. Oshima given honorary doctorate 4. Venice, Ciano, Ribbentrop, Pavelic, Croatia joins 3 power pact 5. Berlin, Goebbels, Pavelic, and Hitler meet 6. N. Africa, Rommel decorates Gen. Gariboldi with Iron Cross 7. Tobruk, Soldiers march and Rommel watches artillery 8. Stukas bomb British ships 9. British sailors come ashore, Germans help to trucks 11. Goering and Luftwaffe generals meet for conference 12. June 22, Goebbels on radio gives Hitler's proclamation for the Invasion of Russia 13. MAP of Russian front 14. Artillery and troops start early morning attack 15. Troops fighting in street 16. 2 Russian prisoners 17. Infantry advancing

Part 2:

18. German engineers remove charges on bridge 19. Russian prisoners cross bridge, mismatched uniforms, some with no shoes 20. Crews load heavy bombs onto plane 21. Bombs dropped on Russian oilfield and rails
 

Reel 565

Scope and Content Note

This reel has only Part 1 on the inventory list. Scenes in this reel were only numbered in the beginning with the reel decribing all manners of military activies on the Russian Front.
*For Full description, see 'Ernest D. Rose Paper,' Box 1, Book 2.* 39 Names in title sequence.
 

Reel 566

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
53 Names of Cameramen with 2 dead.

Part 1:

1. MAP of Eastern Front 2. Observation plane takes photos of Russian troop movements 3. Planes then bomb Russian troops 4. MAP of Lviv (Lemberg), German troops enter city, civilians carry bodies out of Soviet prison set on fire by retreating Russians, bodies piled outside of building, civilians turn over Jews to Germans, beaten and killed by people of Lviv 5. German planes bombing Russian positions 6. Tanks, artillery, infantry advancing 7. Small groups of Russian soldiers surrender then a large group surrenders as Wehrmacht advances 8. B-110 attack Russian airfield and shoot down bomber 9. MAP of Kovna, Kalvria, Vilna, Dunaberg, Riga 10. Infantry enters Vilna and advances

Part 2:

11. Riga, Soldiers and tanks move into city, greeted by crowds 12. Stukas take off and bomb retreating Russian troops 13. MAP of Libau and Ionava, tanks and infantry advance into town, heavy fighting 14. Infantry advances, groups of Jews pushed into streets from houses 15. Shaulyai, Troops, artillery take out Russian fortification, German soldiers smile at camera 16. Lepaja, Infantry advances, crowds welcome, give flowers and cigarettes to troops, artillery blows munitions depot, montage of advancing troops
 

Reel 567

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
58 Names of Cameramen.

Part 1:

1. Civilians volunteer for duty on Russian front 2. Holland, volunteers parading 3. Spain, civilians in crowds in street demonstration 4. Verona, Duce, review of troops 5. Bucharest, demonstration for Romanian troops leaving for front line 6. Slovakian troops march in review 7. Hungarian troops on parade 8. MAP of Finnish-Russian border, Salla, soldiers advance 9. Russian bomber attack, German flak, German fighters follow bombers 10. German tanks advance past burning forest 11. German pilots enter Stukas for bombing run on Russian front 12. Air crew start fighter, pilot gets in and straffes boat 13. MAP of Romanian border, Romanian troops in heavy fighting 14. Ukraine, Gernab troops enter town, greeted by cheering crowd 15. MAP of Kiev, German troops, tanks advance past abandoned tanks, artillery on Russian position, Soviet soldiers surrender 16. MAP of Bialystok, Minsk, tanks and infantry cross stream 17. Engineers build bridge, troops cross, stop for relaxing and eating

Part 2:

18. Civilians at ruins, tanks advancing 19. Russian tank advances but is stopped, crew surrenders, German soldiers pursue enemy, Russian tanks examined by Germans 20. MAP of Baltic front, Riga, dead Russians and civilians amid ruins, Jewish old men forced to clean up ruins, hand over Jewish citizens to Germans 21. MAP of Estonia, planes on bombing run and dog fighting 22. Heavy fighting, troops and tranks advancing, montage of fighting
 

Reel 568

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
47 Names, including 2 dead.

Part 1:

1. Paratroops of Crete invasion return home 2. Belgium, volunteers signing up for service on E. Front 3. Spain, Members of 'Blue Division' head to Berlin 4. Italian troops on train 5. MAP of Ladoga, German tanks, troops and cars advance 6. MAP of Romanian border, bombers on run to Russian railroad 7. Russian train wreckage 8. MAP of Baltic area, Romanian troops and Slovakian troops advance on Russians 9. Lviv, bodies of murdered civilians carried by Jews 10. Waffen SS troops attack a village 11. Infantry and trucks advance thru muddy region 12. Tanks advance thru bloackade, wrecked Russian tanks 13. MAP of Minsk,Stukas dive bomb, wrecked tanks 14. Thousands of Russian prisoners, Jewish soldiers, marched to trains 15. Showing contrast of slums to nice Soviet government buildings

Part 2:

16. Troops, tanks advance beyond Minsk, some street fighting 17. Cars on road to Smolensk 18. Luftwaffe fighters attack Russian planes 19. Oberst Molders lands, meets with friends and air crews 20. MAP of Vitebsk, Ulla, Ostrov, Pleskau, soldiers relax and sleep 21. infantry, artillery shells Russian bunkers 22. Engineers cut barbed wire 23. Russians surrender out of bunkers 24. Motorcylces advance, cross bridge 25. Russians surrender 26. Cars enter city, infantry fighting 27. Soldiers enter rafts, cross river 28. Dead horses, tanks advance 29. Pskov, Observation ballon 30. Tanks and artillery advance 31. Prisoners forced from house 32. Burning town 33. Soldiers eating, smiling 34. Tanks advance towards Leningrad 35. Montage of tanks and infantry advancing
 

Reel 569

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels.
51 Names.

Part 1:

1. E. Front, Goering, Gen. Student, greet officers of Crete attack 2. Goering meets with Croatian V.P. 3. Denmark, Danish volunteers march thru city 4. Spain, Blue Division leaves on train 5. Italy, Prince Umberto waves godbye to troops 6. Germany, Red Cross people in station 7. MAP of Kirkenes, German destroyers on Mirmansk coast 8. German and Finnish troops advancing 9. MAP of Europe, infantry advancing thru woods, some Russians surrender 10. Dniester River, Infranty cross river 11. Russian prisoners 12. Ukraine, youth volunteer for German army 13. Hungarian cavalry advances 14. Troops crossing temporary bridge 15. Slovakian and German troops advance 16. MAP of Kiev, Dnieper River, troops cross river 17. MAP of Polotsk, troops advnace into city, street fighting 18. Don River, engineers build bridge 19. Troops encounter Russian resistence, Russians surrender

Part 2:

20. Cavalry advance, scorched earth tactics 21. Infantry advances 22. Prisoners march back 23. Vyazma, Infantry advances toward town 24. MAP of Baltic states, bombing of railroad 25. Bodies of dead piled together 26. SS troops advancing in field 27. 2 prisoners, 1 wounded 28. Prisoners sitting 29. Russian fortifications on fire 30. Artillery fire on town 31. Several soldiers and 1 prisoner 32. German tank goes past prisoners 33. Infantry, tanks advance past burning houses 34. German planes on 1st bombing of Moscow
 

Reel 570

Scope and Content Note

Comprised of 35mm reels and 16mm reels.
49 Names.

Part 1:

1. E. Front, Hitler, visits front, meets with officers 2. Dutch volunteers and families leave on train 3. Croatia, Croatian troops and civilians volunteer 4. Italy, Italian trucks leave for E. Front 5. MAP of N. Front, Salla, artillery firing 6. MAP of front line, Romanian and German officers meet 7. German troops cross river under fire 8. Russian prisoners 9. More murdered people, 'Jews' pushed toward camp 10. MAP of Vinnytsa, civilians repair streets, Hungarian troops advancing with tanks 11. MAP of Mogilev and Smolensk, heavy artillery fire 12. Wrecks of Russian planes 13. War booty collected 14. Many Russian prisoners 15. Infantry advancing, heavy street fighting, take Smolensk

Part 2:

20. Infantry column marches 21. German bombers on run over Moscow 22. Abandoned Russian munitions train 23. German troops repair telephone wires 24. Waffen SS, artillery fire 25. Russians surrender 26. repairing streets and bridges 27. Troops advancing 28. Russians with white flags 29. German troops enter burning village 30. Soldiers tear down baracade 31. Artillery on Russian positions 32. Russian planes attack 33. German fighters take after Russian planes
 

UFA, Ausland, 1939-1945

Scope and Content note

The Ausland film versions of the collection were intended for a specific foreign audience. These reels are primarily in Spanish and include 16mm and 35mm films.
The followings reels have not yet been described: 519-521, 523-547, 549-550, 555, 557-560, 562-581, 583-588, 590, 597.
 

135 Unidentified Reels

 

Photographs

Envelope A-B

130 photos of Germany military forces on maneuvers, in military parades, and during invasions of the low countries, France, North Africa, and Russia, 1940

Scope and Contents note

Includes photos of munitions factory workers.
Envelope C

21 photos of NAZI leaders, including Hitler, Hess, Goering, Goebbels, Donetz, and Rader, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes photos of Mussolini.