German Main Battle Lines

KB0127

In this DVD there is interesting colour footage of pre-1939 Germany and a selection of footage showing how women took over an increasing number of jobs to free men to fight in battle. The film and the stills gallery provides a view of civilian life in Germany under continuous aerial bombardment. In addition to showing the civilian population working to support the military the air defence system is covered.

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NAME: German Main Battle Lines
CLASSIFICATION: Video, DVD, reviews
FILE: K0127
DATE: 201011
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PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword Digital, TPS
MEDIA: One DVD
FORMAT: Dual layer
RUNTIME: 55 minutes
PLAYERS: Personal Computer, Mac Computer, DVD Player
INTERNET: Optional
PRICE: GB £15.99
GENRE: Non-Fiction
SUBJECT: Area Bombing, carpet bombing, USAF, RAF, fighter defence, radar, anti-tank defence, Home Front, kampfeinheiten, fire storm, war production, factories, air raid shelters
ISBN: 260110589963
IMAGE: KB0127
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DESCRIPTION: The series of DVD based on original German film footage are probably best viewed as a complete series. There is very little direct footage overlap between each DVD, at least as this reviewer has so far viewed them, and much of the footage is very rare and probably seen nowhere since 1945 when some of it was used in training or in German newsreels. The real value is in the footage with sparse commentary, much of which is original and a Nazi propaganda presentation. The title of this DVD may be misleading. To many it will suggest coverage of soldiers in trenches and tanks sweeping across the land in massive tanks battles. Instead, this is a story of the German home front. The basic message is that the prosperous peaceful Germany created by the Nazi was attacked by the British who unfairly dropped lots of bombs on German targets. At this level it demonstrates how similar propaganda from combatants can be. British and American news reels provide a similar form of coverage, differing only in blaming Germany for the war. In this DVD there is interesting colour footage of pre-1939 Germany and a selection of footage showing how women took over an increasing number of jobs to free men to fight in battle. The film and the stills gallery provides a view of civilian life in Germany under continuous aerial bombardment. In addition to showing the civilian population working to support the military the air defence system is covered. The main target market for this DVD series is undoubtedly the military enthusiast, but the DVDs are affordable for a much wider range of viewers and should sell well.

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