Captured German UFA newsreel issue - news from Eastern Front, Croatia, Hungary and home.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations unclear or unknown.
Captured German newsreel issue.
Various shots high ranking officer inspecting troops - could Hungarian Admiral Miklos Horthy. The officer and other dignitaries go up steps into building. Various shots inside courtroom / government building - an officer takes an oath. Location could be Hungary? Various shots of factory where railway engines are being built. Various shots of train covered in garlands and with "1000" sign on front embarking on first journey. German officers stand on platform, it is very snowy. Location could be Germany?
Map of Baltic sea and Leningrad (Soviet Union / USSR). Various shots German army vehicles towing ready built wooden barracks across snow. L/S of Luftwaffe bombers landing on snow. Various shots German soldiers unloading skis and equipment. Good shots soldiers warming hands and stamping feet. Various shots soldiers knocking ice off wings of planes and tanks. Various shots Germans fighting on Eastern Front: firing rifles, machine guns, heavy artillery. L/S explosions in snow covered countryside. We see group of soldiers in snow camouflage towing sledge. The soldiers are under fire and dive for cover. Various shots soldiers cutting barbed wire. M/S captured Mongol troops fighting for Red Army.
UFA intertitle. Various shots German officers inspecting troops. C/U flag: "Legion des Voluntaires" - suggests these are French Vichy troops? One soldier is decorated with iron cross. Various shots ceremony - looks like opening of government meeting. Lots of Croatian flags - could be declaration of independence of Croatia, Zagreb? Soviet politician Vyacheslav Molotov Minister of Foreign Affairs and Croatian Head of State Ante Pavelic are present, as well as German officers. Probably filmed early in war - 1941?