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          These DVDs Now AVAILABLE (Descriptions Below)
                          These DVDs will give you hours of enjoyment - and pure history!
SHARKHUNTERS proudly celebrates THREE DECADES of bringing quality products to those who want to learn the honest history of the U-Bootwaffe and other facets of history in World War Two....and maybe even after!

DVD-4   "U-995 and Hans-Georg Hess"
 

         The story of U-995 and her last Skipper

Hans-Georg Hess was born in Berlin on 6 May 1923, the son of a chemistry professor at the university there.  He was just seventeen when the war broke out and being a patriotic German, he volunteered for the Kriegsmarine.

He completed his basic training then posted to the U-Bootwaffe where he served aboard U-466 under Kapitänleutnant Gerd Thäter
.  Hess rose through the ranks to ultimately become I.W.O. (First Watch Officer) of the boat where he was responsible for the sinkings as well as shooting down one Allied aircraft.  Hess was badly wounded, but at that point in the war, a doctor was posted aboard the U-Boats and Hess was saved.

Late in the war, August 1944, the Skipper of U-995, Kapitänleutnant Walter Köhentopp, was deemed ‘not aggressive enough’, was busted to common sailor and the command was given to Hess who had just turned 21!

They all knew that the war was all but over and they also knew that under Köhentopp, they would live through the war because he stayed away from combat. But what of this new ‘Draufganger’? They did not have long to wait.  Hess mounted to the bridge and with his apprehensive crew standing at attention, Hess thundered out,

          “You cowards!  This will no longer be a yellow boat!”


At the time, they thought that Hess would take them quickly to their death.  By the end of the war and with five Feindfahrten (war patrols) under their belts and with several sinkings, they had a different idea of this young Skipper and they all admired and respected him.  He was decorated with the
Knights Cross 11 February 1945.

After the war, Hess went on to become a Doctor of Law.


                             (DVD-4)  This presentation is 47 minutes and spoken in German

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DVD-5   "the Lost Bunker!"
 

         The story of Bunker 'Elbe II' with
        three Type XXI boats entombed inside

Towards the end of the 1988 Sharkhunters "North Germany Patrol", three Members took off on a quest of their own.  JAK MALLMANN SHOWELL (73-1984) said he knew where there was an abandoned bunker with three Type XXI boats inside.  Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) and EDDIE PHILLIPS (220-A/LIFE-1986) set out with JAK to find these phantom boats.

Using details maps and aerial photos, they planned their expedition.  They first walked through the world's biggest red light district to the waterfront.  Boarding a boat, they crossed the Elbe River and disembarked onto an old abandoned dock near a rail yard.  Carefully and quietly they crept through the rail yard for a mile or so, ducking under rail cars whenever they heard voices.  Once at the shipyard, they penetrated security, then slipped through a crack in the wall of the bunker and were inside - but where were the boats?

They had arrived at high tide, so they waited on the side of the bunker chamber and slowly the tide fell and as it did, the three Type XXI boats emerged as if they were surfacing.  JAK went outside while EDDIE and HARRY climbed down a mass of debris - and they walked on the decks of these three Type XXI U-Boats!

It is all on this DVD, and you will walk in the footsteps of history!


                             (DVD-5)  This presentation is about one hour and spoken in English

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DVD-6  

The First Knights Cross of 1939 – Prien

 

                          

Günther Prien was born in Osterfeld (Thuringia) on 16 January 1908 and graduated from the Class IV/1933 at the Naval Academy at Mürwick.  He would become a professional naval officer in the Reichsmarine; later to become the Kriegsmarine.  He was the first to sink a battleship and to receive the RK.  He trained as a Skipper under Werner Hartmann aboard U-26 then put U-47 into commission on 17 December 1938.

Naturally, the most famous feat of Günther Prien and in fact, one of the most famous of the entire war for the Kriegsmarine was his entry into the Royal Navy anchorage at Scapa Flow and sinking the battleship HMS ROYAL OAK.  For this daring and successful feat he was awarded the
Knights Cross on 18 October 1939; the only U-Boat officer to be so honored in 1939.  He would live just another seventeen months.

Prien’s U-47 and her entire crew were lost on 7 March 1941 and although the official report of the time showed that HMS WOLVERINE sank U-47, a Board of Inquiry two decades later headed by Konteradmiral Otto Kretschmer determined it was a circular run of her own torpedo that killed U-47.  It was not U-47 but rather U-A that was under attack by HMS WOLVERINE.

This DVD comes from an UFA German newsreel film and we see Prien and his crew arriving in Berlin to receive their medals.  We watch as the big FW 200 CONDOR touches down amidst a light drizzle on a grey morning at Templehof.  Prien and his men climb into the limousines that take them to the Chancellery where Adolf Hitler is waiting.  Prien makes a short speech and his men are laughing and joking while showing off their medals.

In addition to the section dedicated to Günther Prien and his exploits, there is also much more combat footage from UFA as the Wehrmacht continued to roll up victory after victory.


                                   (DVD-6)  This presentation is 1 hour 40 minutes and spoken in German

 
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DVD-8   GERMAN NEWSREELS - Karl-Friedrich Merten
 

Part of this DVD comes from Sharkhunters Member Captain MERTEN and it shows his entry into Lorient while the bunkers are being built.  It also shows a parade in Berlin with a naval contingent marching with the Legion Condor.  It was only after SHARKHUNTERS broke the story that several U-boats as well as SCHARNHORST and GNEISENAU also participated in the Spanish Civil War, the U-boat participation was Operation 'URSULA'.

     This film came directly from the private collection of
      Captain MERTEN and had never been seen before.


There is another portion that has interviews with MERTEN and some of the survivors of the CITY of CAIRO that he sank in the war.  When he pulled away from the survivors that dark night, he felt sorry for them and he was absolutely certain that they had no chance of survival.  His final comment as he pulled away;
            "Goodnight.  Sorry for sinking you."

Yet most survived and made it more than 2,000 miles to a tiny island in the South Atlantic. 
None of them had any ill will toward MERTEN.  Years later, those who survived looked upon it as an adventure.

Merten was decorated with the Knights Cross with Oak Leaf.

                                  (DVD-8)  This presentation is 45 minutes and spoken in English

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DVD-11   CASTLES OF THE SS
 

Mystical HQ of Heinrich Himmler, where he planned rituals of his Knights of the Teutonic Order; the circular room with the twelve legged Swastika (the Sunburst where the great round table stood; ceremonial chamber where the bodies of the fallen heroes would be cremated; the twelve pedestals along the walls of the circular pit where these ashes would remain in state for eternity.

Huge swastika in ceiling; inlaid marble tile floor with different symbols; building with the emblems of each
SS Regiment still in the wooden trim; mysterious Fischhorn Castle where truck caravans brought tons of - nobody knows.  It is here that Reischmarschall Göring sat with US Army General Stack at the end of the War, negotiating his surrender - where US Army intelligence officers located Frau Göring some months after the War, with some three dozen valuable art works.  This castle was said to have been an SS horse farm.
                                       
                          
(DVD-11) This presentation is 1 hour 2 minutes and spoken in English

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DVD-12    TUNNELS OF THE 3RD REICH
 

The leaders of the 3rd Reich had homes atop the Obersalzberg.  Miles of tunnel systems ran through the mountain - Some had shower rooms, bowling alleys, rifle ranges, formal dining rooms.  All had electric lighting, water systems - and machine guns pits throughout their miles & miles of corridors.

In this 4-hour tape, you'll see where Göring's pool was and the remains of his beautiful home; where Hitler's home stood and where the tunnels begin; go through these tunnels from end to end AND into many places where visitors are NOT allowed; up the mountainside to where the air shafts peep out of the ground, then down into some of these shafts.  This is a VERY thorough videotape tour.


NOTE - All the homes on this DVD were later destroyed and most of these tunnel entrances have been filled in.  The German Government wants nothing left of their WW II days, so the only way to see these buildings and tunnels is on these tapes.
                           
                                       
(DVD-12) This presentation is spoken in English

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A Leni Riefenstahl Film!

DVD-14 

  Triumph of the Will'
 


                             
by Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)
Without question, this is the most powerful propaganda film ever made by anyone!  The music is powerful when needed, soft and intoxicating at other times…...........the images from the daytime sunshine parades to the eerie and haunting nighttime torchlight gathering and processions of tens of thousands at Nürnberg – everything in this two-hour film is so powerful that the Allies banned the film for years after World War II.

You'll see the daytime parades with their theme of German solidarity; and the nighttime torchlight parades with tens of thousands of people - all marching to the same drums.  The fun and camaraderie of the German youth in the camp-outs has an atmosphere of togetherness while the parades and marches are impressive.  You'll see the ceremonies, including the famed 'Death Ceremony', which basically honors the fallen soldiers.  There just is not enough room here to describe everything on this fantastic two-hour long videotape.  There has never been another film like it.

It's been said that famed filmmaker Frank Capra copied this style for his films.  Most major cinematography colleges use this film to teach how lighting, music and camera angles can set the mood.  This is absolutely the
MOST POWERFUL film you will see in your lifetime:
   
Triumph of the Will!
                    
(DVD-14) This presentation is 2 hours and spoken in German

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DVD-15   'U-Boats in Combat'
 


The first half of this DVD is entirely from German newsreel footage, showing Gross Admiral Karl Dönitz and his staff officers in the famous ‘Situation Room’ where convoy attacks and U-boat movements were planned and carried out by this staff – and we see a radioman in the funkraum (radioroom) as he sends messages to the Skippers in the North Atlantic while the Type VII-C boats form a wolf pack and close on a convoy.  This was in the early days when targets were plentiful and escorts were few in number.  We see daytime attacks, dive to escape the tin cans coming out of the convoy, and we live through yet another depth charge attack.

U-505 CAPTURE - On this same tape is the propaganda film ‘Now it can be Told’ which shows the attack and capture of U-505, the first enemy Man-O-War captured on the high seas by the US Navy since the War of 1812.  You’ll see the task force hunting the submarine, the locating of the boat and the attacks by the destroyer escorts over the boat.  When U-505 breaks the surface, all hell breaks loose as every gun on the DEs is pouring fire on the conning tower.  Machine gun fire from the HELLCATS above is likewise making sure the sub can no longer dive.  This propaganda film was shown to American factory workers after Germany surrendered, but to be sure they continued to produce war materiel until Japan was ‘brought to her knees’.  While watching this DVD, one must remember that this was a propaganda film with all the inflammatory language words to fit its objectives.  This DVD is pure action!

                   DVD-15)  This presentation is 30 minutes and spoken in German and in English

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DVD-16   COMBAT at SEA
 

This German newsreel opens with BISMARCK departing harbor, assisted by tugs, through the Kiel Kanal, out to open sea.  We look around the bridge and into the engineering spaces.  The film clips of BISMARCK going through heavy seas is impressive!

Then we ship aboard U-46 with Englebert Endrass, winner of the
Knights Cross with Oak Leaf.  There is a meeting with another boat and a surface gun action against a steamer.  We tour inside the boat – Endrass is on the periscope, setting up a torpedo attack.  LOS!  This is all great combat footage.  There are scenes of U-boats returning with Victory Pennants fluttering in the fresh breeze, being met dockside by bands and pretty girls with flowers.  You’ll see smiling, happy U-boat crewmen arriving and opening mail from home during the so-called ‘Happy Time’

We see U-81 under FRITZ GUGGENBERGER (269-1987) entering the harbor and coming dockside after sinking the aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL.  A hero’s welcome awaits them all on the dock.  This was a good time for the U-boatmen.   Targets were there for the taking and British anti-submarine tactics were not all that effective.

The DVD ends with a Propaganda Kompanie film about the good life aboard U-boats – clean clothing, fresh leathers and enjoying sumptuous meals while destroyers drop depth charges far, far away.  They show an easy life with singing and card playing.  Military music and German folk music is played throughout this tape.  You’ll rush right out to your nearest Kriegsmarine recruiting office.
                                 (DVD-16) This presentation is 40 minutes and spoken in German

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DVD-17   DISCOVERY!   U-boats and P-40 WARHAWKS
 

This unique DVD begins with John Ryan's team in the swamps of northern Florida, as they pursue reports of two P-40 WARHAWK fighter plane crash sites.  They find them both - and the remains of the pilots are still in the planes.  There is a memorial service, and the remains are taken to the nearest US Army facility.  By some of the evidence found in one aircraft, the instructor pilot may have been formerly with the Flying Tigers.

The rest of this very special and rare DVD was shot underwater by Sharkhunters Member JOHN CHATTERTON when his dive group located the previously undiscovered wreck of a U-boat off Point Pleasant, NJ.  This wreck was found on 2 September 1991.  By all records and accounts, no U-boat was supposed to be there, but it was indeed there.  Through SHARKHUNTERS we learned that this boat, which was first known as “U-WHO” was actually U-869.  This DVD will take you all around this deep wreck that has already claimed the lives of the entire German crew – and three sport divers.


                                                                                             
                                              (DVD-17)  This presentation is 30 minutes and spoken in English

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DVD-18   SOVIET UNION -1991
 

SHARKHUNTERS President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) went to Soviet Russia as guest of the Soviet Navy to plan a historic SHARKHUNTERSPatrol” in the former ‘Evil Empire’.  He was treated as family everywhere he went, and met with most of the top ‘Brass’ of the Soviet Navy.  This was in 1991, and it was still the time of the Soviet Union although the Soviet Union was on the brink of collapse.

This historic visit covers the meeting with Fleet Admiral Vladimir Chernavin, Chief of the Soviet Navy and with his second-in-command, VADM Komorov right in the Russian Naval HQ!  There are also meetings with Major General Pyotr Barabolya (the only General in the Soviet Navy); ADM. Anatoliy Smal (Chief of Intelligence) and many others of the top brass of the Soviet Navy. It's all on this DVD.  (These officers joined Sharkhunters as regular Members).

There are evenings at the ballet and other cultural events.  You’ll also see the ancient religious center of Zagorsk and the magnificent churches, the cultural evenings and so much more.  An interesting piece of information about all those cathedrals with the gold domes – that is REAL GOLD!  Each of these churches has ten to twenty pounds of gold, hammered flat and covering the domes.  Inside the cathedrals, every square inch of the walls and ceilings are covered with magnificent artworks.  These are not paintings hung on the walls – these are religious scenes painted right on the walls and ceilings themselves.  In some churches, the pictures are separated by solid silver or gold frames screwed to the walls to separate one particular picture.  In one church there was one bible with a front cover about 10 inches by 14 inches and half an inch thick – solid gold, studded with many jewels.

Russia really is not a poor country – it is a country full of poor people.  And when one is in Moscow in December – it gives new meaning to the word COLD!  You will learn a lot about this fantastic country from this DVD.

            (DVD-18)  This presentation is spoken in English and some Russian with English translation

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DVD-24   'SOVIET FLEET TO THE RESCUE'
 

The plot is pretty hokey – an American nuclear submarine is incapacitated on the high seas, and the Soviet Fleet is much closer to it than the American Fleet, so they decide to help.

Basically, the film appears to have been made as sort of a peace gesture from the Russians to the Americans at the end of the Soviet Union, when Russia wanted to come into the world community.  It appears to be a show of support for the United States Navy by the Russian Navy which, in fact, did indeed cover and shelter the fledgling US Navy in the early days of the United States in the time preceding and during the War of 1812.

While the plot of this movie shows
that the co-pilot of an American plane is scared to the point of cowardice and that the XO of the American submarine goes completely nuts,
the really outstanding part of this film is the really good look at today's Russia.  You’ll see Russian ships and submarines, fighter and bomber aircraft that you probably won’t see anywhere else.  The DVD also gives a very realistic view of the average Russian home – the furnishings, the wives who wait and the day-to-day living in Russia.  From this standpoint, it is a very good DVD.  We have been to Russia and this is a very accurate portrayal of Russian life.

                  (DVD-24)  This presentation is spoken in English with some Russian subtitles

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DVD-26        'Gochin!'
(Japanese submarine documentary)
 

GOCHIN means ‘Bang and Sink’.  This film was made in 1943 and is an actual and genuine documentary of one of the war patrols of I.J.N. submarine I-10 in the Indian Ocean.  Everything in this DVD was filmed as it actually happened, including the rescue of a crewman of a Norwegian freighter and also the periscope view of the breaking up and sinking of an Allied steamer.  On this patrol, I-10 sank four ships.

There is a
lot of Imperial Japanese Navy music, rousing sea songs etc. throughout this DVD.

An A Type (I-9 Class) with Flagship facilities and a floatplane, I-10 displaced 2,434/4,150 tons and her top speed was an impressive 23.5 knots.  This photo is I-10 as she departs on this particular war patrol.

This is an extremely rare film and shows life on board an I.J.N. submarine as it really was.  The master of this DVD came to us from a friend in Japan who was a movie producer in Japan in the years of the war.  He had this film in his personal vault and he sent it to us.  It is not available anywhere else in the world.

                                 (DVD-26)  This presentation is 1 hour 5 minutes, spoken in Japanese

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DVD-27   'the Red Devil BootU-552
 

                        
During one Feindfahrt (war patrol) off the American east coast, a cameraman accompanied
U-552 and made a documentary film to be shown in Germany.  On this tape, you will see actual combat footage as it really happened, with a young ERICH TOPP (118-1985) in command of the Red Devil Boot.

This DVD gives a very real look into life aboard a German U-boat in World War II.  It looks at the privations and the hard work as well as the pride after a successful mission.

The original of this DVD comes to us directly from Konter Admiral ERICH TOPP (118-1985).

                                           (DVD-27)  This presentation is 30 minutes and spoken in German

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DVD-28   TODAY'S SUBMARINE NAVY
 

                                                                            
This is an up-to-date look at the US Navy’s submarine capabilities.  Come aboard some of the best fast attacks and boomers in the world.  You will see some really unusual views into this super-secret world.

We’ll see life aboard and ashore, and those who wait for their submariners to return.  You’ll see the training and the schools the submarine sailors go through in a constant learning mode.

                                          (DVD-28) This presentation is spoken in English

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DVD-31

 

St. PETERSBURG
for the Tourist


A brand new, never before seen DVD!

 

Of all the world's cities, St. Petersburg, Russia ranks as one of the most magnificent.  The gold domes of the cathedrals ARE gold, real gold.  Ten to twenty pounds of hammered gold adorn each of the domes of the cathedrals around this city while hundreds of works of fine art are on the walls.  St. Petersburg was nicknamed the Venice of the North as it is a city laid out on a maze of small islands at the Gulf of Finland at the eastern end of the Baltic Sea.  Under Peter the Great, this land was conquered so that Russia could have a seaport and once the area was secure, he ordered that the place should be made the most magnificent city of Europe and that his capital should be there.  You will see many beautiful cathedrals, museums and palaces on this DVD.

We tour the Summer Palace and the Winter Palace as well as Petroveredts (Peter's Place) and we visit the cruiser AURORA, which fired the signal shot to start the Bolshevik Revolution in 1918.


Peter the Great
had not one, but two patron saints - St. Peter and St. Paul, and so he built the fortress of St. Peter and St. Paul as the first walled bastion of the city.  This DVD takes you through this huge place.

There is a lot to see on this hour-long DVD.  You'll love it.

                                      
(DVD-31)  This presentation is one hour and spoken in English.

   

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DVD-34   'Raigekitai Shutsudo'
(Torpedo Bombers - LAUNCH!)

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

Japanese propaganda movie made and released in 1944 under full support of the Imperial Navy which provided the filmmaker with unlimited use of its facilities, aircraft, personnel, etc.  There is a lot of powerful and stirring Japanese military music throughout this DVD.

You will see an actual engagement with an American task force; aerial dogfights; American bombers coming in force; American fighter sweeps over the island - unopposed, and everything is shot to pieces.

American task force heading toward Japanese territories.  JILL bombers attack.  Night torpedo attacks are shown.  Flares are dropped behind enemy (American) ships and when they are silhouetted, bombers go in for the kill.  We actually see four types of aircraft in action - MAVIS, JILL, BETTY and ZERO Type 52 (latest model) not wooden mock-ups of post-war movies - the real thing.  This DVD shows how the Japanese naval air crewmen lived, played, fought and died.

This is a very real film, shot in combat, and we obtained the master from an elderly Japanese film producer who kept it in his own personal vault for decades - until now.

                                                    (DVD-34)  This presentation is spoken in Japanese

   

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DVD-37   P-51 MUSTANG Crash Site
 

Come with Sharkhunters Member JOHN RYAN and his team as they search for the remains of a wrecked P-51 MUSTANG that crashed in Florida during a training mission.  The plane apparently hit hard, in a vertical dive.  Be with John’s team as they locate the wreckage and salvage what they can – and erect a granite memorial.

This DVD contains actual combat footage as well as the excursion into the Florida swamps to reclaim what remains of this warbird.  There is also a moving tribute to the lost pilot.

                                    (DVD-37)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-38    Elbe Melodie
 

This is a wonderful travelogue DVD, showing the beauty of Germany along the majestic Elbe River.  Relax with the German music and  glide along the  Elbe through  cities, towns and farmlands with the occasional castle popping up along the way.  There is a great amount of German food, beer and folk dancing wherever this DVD takes us.  You’ll be ready to book your flight at the end of the DVD.

If you have ever wanted to travel to Germany but wondered what this country is like, this DVD will take you right into the heart of this magnificent land and you'll 'meet' the friendly people there.

Germany is a beautiful country - travel with us on this DVD and see for yourself.

    (DVD-38)
 

   

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DVD-39   das Letzte U-Boot
(the Last U-Boat)
 

This is the story of U-234, a big Type X-B mine laying submarine converted into a cargo sub, and it was the last boat to depart Germany as the Reich crumbled.  The boat had a cargo of 560 kilos of uranium oxide for the Japanese Army to build their atomic bomb to use against the American Fleet; it had two Me 262 jet fighters aboard in crates plus the technological data for the Japanese to begin building these planes in quantity; there were two Japanese officers and various ‘special’ German officers and scientists aboard.  The end of the war caught them in the middle of the Atlantic, so they surrendered in the USA.  The Japanese officers committed suicide rather than face disgrace by surrendering to the enemy and they were buried at sea.

This is a well done videotape and it is very realistic – the rail cars, the automobiles, the uniforms except the U-boat looks a lot like a modern 206 Class than a Type X-B.  The Germans all speak German; the Japanese speak Japanese; the Americans and Brits all speak English.  It gives the movie a very real flavor.

The actual Skipper of U-234 was a Member of Sharkhunters as was the I.W.O., the Cargo Officer and the Oberfunkmeister (Chief Radioman).  They were Kapitänleutnant JOHANN-HEINRICH FEHLER (32-1984), GÜNTER PAGENSTECHER (33-1984), KARL-ERNST PFAFF (157-1985) and WOLFGANG HIRSCHFELD (34-1984).

   

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  DONATIONS!  Sharkhunters has sent money to the following:
     *  $6,500 to the U-Boot-Ehrenmal (the German Submarine Memorial);
     *  $4,000 to help repair the Crucifix at the head of Großadmiral Dönitz's grave;
     *  $2,500 to the German U-Boat Archive;
     *  $2,000 to political leader Manfred Roeder.

That is $15,000 that Sharkhunters has donated on behalf of our Members - so far!
Naturally we will continue as our means will allow.

We thought you would like to know that your purchases help with these worthy projects.

DVD-42   Black May to the End
 

Being a U-Boat commander or crewman in the closing moments of the war was almost always a one-way ride.  In ‘Black May’ (May of 1943) the U-Bootwaffe lost nearly four dozen U-boats – in that month alone!  After that month and for the balance of the war, of every ten U-boats that put to sea on their first patrol; only one returned!

                    Only one of ten returned from their very first patrol and nine did not!

Oberleutnant zur See der Reserve
HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985) was given command of U-995 in August 1944 – he had celebrated his 21st birthday just three months earlier.  He was the youngest combat submarine Skipper of World War II and possibly of all time.  He brought his men and his boat home safely after not just one, but five war patrols.  During these patrols, he sank several ships, dodged aircraft, destroyers and minefields.  He earned the Knights Cross.

HESS talks about what it was like being a combat submarine Skipper in the closing moments of WW II, then answers questions from the audience.  It’s all on this DVD.

Captain HESS speaks in German - his son, also a Sharkhunters Member, TILMAN HESS translates for the camera.
                                           (DVD-42)  This presentation runs
1 hour 25 minutes spoken in English

   

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DVD-43   STRANGE STORIES
 

                                                                                     
Toward the end of the war, many unusual things took place.  One of those that made the greatest impact on this young U-boat Skipper took place in late April of 1945.  GroßAdmiral Karl Dönitz was returning to Flensburg (Mürwik), site of the German Naval Academy and at that time, also the site of the German Government in the closing moments of the war.

Young Oberleutnant zur See HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985) needed a ride, so the Großadmiral allowed him to ride along.  Probably the most important subject they discussed came up when Dönitz asked HESS for his opinion how Germany could persuade England and especially the United States to stop the war with Germany, and to join with Germany and all armies head eastward against the Soviet Communists.  Remember, this was the very same idea proposed by American General George S. Patton.  What was the opinion of HESS?  It’s on the tape, plus a lot more formerly untold stories of World War II.

Captain HESS speaks in German - his son, also a Sharkhunters Member, TILMAN HESS translates for the camera.

             (DVD-43)  This presentation spoken in English
 

   

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DVD-44   Kapitänleutnant Prien
 

This is an very interesting DVD, covering the short but eventful combat lifetime of Günther Prien.  He was Skipper of U-47, was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaf, and after going right into the Royal Navy Home Fleet anchorage at Scapa Flow to sink the battleship HMS ROYAL OAK, was nicknamed the "Bull of Scapa Flow".  It was made shortly after the war, when real Type VII-C boats were available for film use.

This film depicts the attack in Scapa Flow which resulted in the sinking of HMS ROYAL OAK and it has a lot of actual footage shot during the war as well as some shortly after the war on actual Type VII-C boats.

This gives a really good look not only at life on the boats and in the naval bases, but also at life in the homes of the warriors when they were trying to relax after the rigors of combat.  You’ll see the wives, the homes and the kids as well as the warriors.  It’s a well-presented DVD of the life and times of the German U-Bootfahrer in the early days of World War II, which were filled with so much hope and repeated successes.

                           (DVD-44)  This presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes spoken in German

   

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DVD-46   Hans Göbeler Interview - 1992

Brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

                                                             
On this DVD (more than an hour long), HANS GÖBELER (3-1983) tells of his time serving aboard U-505.  He joined the boat in Lorient after the regular crew finished their working up trials in the Baltic and rounded England for France.  He was aboard when the boat was captured by the USS GUADALCANAL Task Force on 4 June 1944 off the coast of Africa.  This DVD had never been seen before and is only now being made available outside of Sharkhunters.

There is a lot of previously unknown history of U-505 on this DVD.

                         (DVD-46)  This presentation is 1 hour 20 minutes and spoken in English

   

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DVD-47   Gerhard Richter Interview - 1992

Brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

Sharkhunters Member GERHARD RICHTER (214-1986) was a radioman on U-81 when they sank the British aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL in the western Mediterranean and on this 80 minute-long DVD, he tells about it in great detail.  Did any Italian submarines assist?  How did they set up their attack on the task force?  How many men were lost on ARK ROYAL?  Did the destroyers come after them?  It's all on this DVD.  You'll love it.

                                        

This is pure history from a man who was at the center of this event.  He also tells about the time he set up the radio station at U-boat Headquarters at Kerneval outside Lorient.  Who took over his room?  You will be surprised at the answer.

He later was posted to the K-Verband and was 'Skipper' of his own one-man U-Boat.

                                      (DVD-47)  This presentation is 1 hour 20 minutes and spoken in English

   

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DVD-48   Detlev Zimmermann Interview - 1992

Brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

DETLEV ZIMMERMANN (247-1987) was a diving planesman on U-315 when that boat was caught in an anti-submarine net at the entrance to the Kola Bay (northern Russia) in 1944.  Their mission was to penetrate the harbor and sink the Soviet battleship ARCHANGELSK, the former Royal Navy HMS ROYAL SOVEREIGN - and they were to sink it for the propaganda value.  What actually took place after they were ensnared in an anti-submarine net?
                                
DETLEV is a technically-oriented guy, so this DVD also contains a lot of information on how the various systems work in the U-Boot that you cannot find anywhere else.

                                      (DVD-48)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-49   CHAMPAGNE IN THE COMBAT BOOT
 

This is a laugh riot from beginning to end.  Two German soldiers are in bed with their French girlfriends when an American patrol shows up and catches them – stark naked.  Since they are not wearing their uniforms (or anything else) the Americans think the guys are the French boyfriends and chase them out of the room.  The Americans then take off their clothes for what they think will be their time with the girls, but the girls dash off with their uniforms and give them to their German boyfriends.  The two Germans not only put on the American uniforms, they steal the American tank that was left outside.

Imagine how upset the Americans were when they discovered that the girls were gone, their uniforms AND their tank were also gone, and one of their guys somehow had a big Balkon Cross painted on his chest!  Imagine how difficult it was when the two Germans, wearing American uniforms and driving an American tank, tried to explain to the old German soldier in charge of supplies, that they were really with the Wehrmacht and not American saboteurs.  Imagine how UNIMPRESSED the Waffen SS sergeant was with their story, but the laughs never stop and the guys continue to escape one unlikely situation after another.

The French all speak French in this film, the Germans all speak German and the Americans all speak English.  You will laugh with this film from beginning to the end, and without letup.
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DVD-50   Erich Topp - 1994 INTERVIEW
 

Sharkhunters Member ERICH TOPP (118-1985) was one of only five U-Boaters to earn the KNIGHTS CROSS with OAK LEAF and CROSSED SWORDS, and was the 3rd most successful submarine Skipper in World War Two.  He sank the first American warship (USS REUBEN JAMES) a month before Pearl Harbor.
           
                    
TOPP
speaks about the REUBEN JAMES; compares submarine tactics between WW II and today's modern submarines; and discusses the Treaty of Versailles and what effect that had on the outbreak of WW II.

What did he think of Großadmiral Dönitz?  Of his fellow Skippers?  What makes a good sub Skipper?  Those topics and more are addressed in this DVD.
                               (DVD-50)   This presentation is 1 hour 40 minutes and spoken in English

   

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DVD-52    Reinhard Hardegen INTERVIEW - 1994
 

                                 
Korvettenkapitän
REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985), Sharkhunters Member since 1985, sank the first ship in American waters during Operation Paukenschlag (Drumbeat) and so is known as the Drumbeater, and he is also the only surviving Drumbeat Skipper.

Did he really see New York City from his bridge?  What did he think of Großadmiral Dönitz?  What did he think of his fellow Skippers?  What makes a good submarine Skipper?  These questions and others are answered as Captain Hardegen relives his memories of his time in World War II.

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DVD-53   SECRETS OF THE THIRD REICH
 

Much of the occult plans and beliefs of the Third Reich have been given a minor look, but there was a great deal of delving into these ‘black’ sciences before and during the war.  The Thule Society, Tesla, the Knights of the Teutonic Order, anti-gravity propulsion, and anti-magnetic propulsion are all looked at in this unusual DVD and some shots are even in color!

If you are afraid of the occult and the unexplained, you don’t want this DVD.  But if you have a strong curiosity, then this DVD holds many fascinating topics for you.

One hour of secret SS projects, long thought to be mere imaginations.....see what you think after you see the actual films of these 'Black Sun' projects.  Maybe there WERE secret projects - maybe we weren't supposed to know about them - make your own decision after you view this film.

                                                 (DVD-53)  This presentation is one hour and spoken in English

   

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DVD-54   Gerd Thäter  INTERVIEW - 1994
 

Fregettenkapitän GERD THÄTER (194-1986), Sharkhunters Member since 1986, was one of an extremely small group of submarine Skippers to make the passage through the Gates of Hell (Straits of Gibraltar) not once – but twice!

A combat submarine officer throughout the entire war, almost all of those years as a Skipper, GERD remembers this combat, his two passages through Gibraltar, and his last boat U-3506, one of the three Type XXI U-boats still entombed in the Lost Bunker.

He tells about it in this 1994 interview with Sharkhunters.

Sharkhunters found his Type XXI boat (U-3506) in a bunker in 1988!


GERD came from a German navy family – his father was a U-Boat Skipper in World War One and served again in World War II; his brother also served in the Kriegsmarine then in the Bundsmarine later on.  GERD always joked that he was the black sheep of the family – his father retired as a Vizeadmiral (three stars), his brother retired as a Konteradmiral (two stars) but GERD retired as Fregettenkapitän (junior Captain).  He had a quick sense of humor and that is shown in this DVD.

                                        (DVD-54)  This presentation is 30 minutes and spoken in English

   

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DVD-56   Otto Kretschmer     INTERVIEW - 1994
 

Sharkhunters Member OTTO KRETSCHMER (122-1985), known as 'Silent Otto' for his refusal to make propaganda speeches, was the first of only five U-boat Skippers to earn the KNIGHTS CROSS with OAK LEAF and CROSSED SWORDS and was the MOST successful submarine Skipper of any nation in WW II.  His daily average tonnage sunk equaled that of Lothar von Arnaud de la Perrier, the most successful submarine Skipper ever in history.

What were his special tactics to penetrate the defensive screen of a convoy so he could attack on the surface while running amongst the merchant ships?  How did he manage to sink more ships than anyone else in World War II - and in just a little more than one year of combat?  Do sinking ships really create a suction that can pull a swimmer down?  Did Kretschmer really stand at attention on the bridge of U-99 as it sank out from under him?  What did he think of Großadmiral Dönitz?  What did he think of his fellow Skippers?  What makes a good submarine Skipper?  All these questions are answered on this DVD as well as his memories of the war.  It is indeed, living history.

                       (DVD-56)  This presentation is more than two hours and spoken in English

   

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DVD-58   Hans-Georg Hess - INTERVIEW - 1994
 

Sharkhunters Member HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985) was the youngest combat submarine commander of World War II, possibly of all time, having command of U-995 a few months past his 21st birthday.  He earned the KNIGHTS CROSS and completed half a dozen successful patrols.

HESS and Großadmiral Dönitz rode together from Berlin to Flensburg - the Admiral hoped the Americans and British would join with Germany against the Soviet Union and drive the Russians out of Europe.  What was the reply from HESS?  How did HESS manage to come home from all those patrols at a time when U-boats were usually sunk on their first patrol - and he sank ships too!  What did he think of Großadmiral Dönitz?  What did he think of his fellow Skippers?  What makes a good submarine Skipper?  All these questions are answered on this DVD as well as his memories of the war.

                                    (DVD-58)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-59   the Red Baron
 

                            
This tape follows the life of the Ace of Aces of WW I, Baron Manfred von Richtofen.  There are a great deal of still photos, but a very great amount of actual combat film shot during the war - AND there are interviews with several WW I fighter pilots.  You will see actual dogfights on this DVD, as well as 'balloon busting' in which observation balloons, filled with hydrogen, were shot down with incendiary bullets.

                   (DVD-59)  This presentation is one hour and spoken in English

   

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DVD-60   Jürgen Oesten - INTERVIEW - 1994
 

Sharkhunters Member JÜRGEN OESTEN (1681-1990) was commander of U-61, U-106 and U-861; was Flotillen Chef (Flotilla Commander) of the 9th U-bootflottille and at one time was in charge of coordinating attacks against the Murmansk convoys.  OESTEN, who earned the Knights Cross, speaks about his combat in almost every ocean.

While OESTEN is not one of the more flamboyant or better known of the combat U-boat Skippers, he was very successful and tells a lot of history.

What did he think of Großadmiral Dönitz?  What did he think of his fellow U-boat Skippers?  What makes a good submarine Skipper?  All these questions are answered on this DVD as well as his memories of the war.

                                      (DVD-60)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-61   War on our Shores
 

"War on our Shores" tells of the German U-Boats and their early and easy successes against shipping off the east coast of the United States.  This film is made up of combat action films interspersed with interviews with men who fought in the Battle of the Atlantic like HERBERT WERNER (18-1983) and U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ASW Skippers.

Among the action footage, we see U-853, which was sunk between Long Island, NY and Block Island, CT.  This was the last U-Boat sunk in American waters.

                                     (DVD-61)  This presentation is spoken in English)

   

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DVD-63    DISCOVERY of U-WHO.....AGAIN!
 

                      U-869 ready to depart

We have located another film of a dive on this boat, known first as U-Who and later identified as U-869.  This DVD shows the dive boat going out, preparations for the dive, the dive itself and all around the boat, and the divers back on board the dive boat.  This is completely different footage than on DVD H-17 and was shot on a subsequent dive - well after three divers had been lost on this boat.

                             (DVD-63)  This presentation is 45 minutes and spoken in English

   

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DVD-64   Wilhelm Grap and U-506- INTERVIEW - 1994
 

The LACONIA Incident!
Sharkhunters Member
WILLIE GRAP (213-1986) served as a crewmember of U-506 for many patrols, including the one on which they, along with many other German & Italian submarines,  raced to aid U-156 (Hartenstein) after the sinking of the LACONIA.  What was it like for a U-boat designed to carry 55 men at most to have nearly 200 on board, including women and children?  WILLIE tells about it.
                                            
U-Boat Up the Mississippi?
Did any German U-boats go up the Mississippi River at any time during the war?  Many rumors have been told, disputed and told again.  Hear what WILLIE has to say about it – fact right from the guy who was there!  This is more great first-person history.

                                     (DVD-64)  This presentation is one hour and spoken in English

   

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DVD-65   GERMANY SPECIAL - 1992

Brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

EXTERNSTEINE - In 1992, we visited the Externsteine, which is Germany’s equal of Britain’s Stonehenge although this was natural, not man-made.  This is a strange, huge rock formation which formed a natural gate through which merchants and armies alike had to transit.  There are graves chiseled into the stone and in a room at the very top (a LONG way up!!) we are in an ancient observatory.  There were mysterious rituals here, centuries ago.

WEWELSBURG CASTLE -
We visit mysterious Wewelsburg Castle where Heinrich Himmler planned to rebuild the Knights of the Teutonic Order.  Our guide, a Government trained left-wing radical, gave us the tour and told how terrible the German people were.  We ignored his ravings and just videotaped the castle.  He said his nickname was ‘Hot Lips’ but we had a different name for him pertaining to another part of the human anatomy.  The scenes of the castle are just awesome!

NAVAL ACADEMY -
Enjoy one of our dinners together and then we are guests of honor at the majestically beautiful German Naval Academy at Flensburg/Mürwik.  These beautiful buildings have stood for centuries and have felt the footsteps of such cadets as von Spee, Bismarck, Weddigen, de la Perrier, KRETSCHMER, Prien, Schepke, TOPP, HARDEGEN, THÄTER and too many more to name.  The view is breathtaking!

                              (DVD-65)  This presentation is spoken in English
 

   

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DVD-66   Jürgen Oesten - INTERVIEW - 2000

Brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

                ALL NEW FILM!

We went back to Germany in 2000 and shot more interviews with veterans of the U-boat wars.  Sharkhunters Member
JÜRGEN OESTEN (1681-1990) was Skipper of U-61, U-106 and U-861; he earned the Knights Cross and was also Flotillen-Chef of the 9th U-bootflottille.  He tells even more about his time in the war in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.  Not many submarine Skippers saw action in so many oceans, and Captain OESTEN talks about those times.  There are things in this tape that are not in any other DVDs.We went back to Germany in 2000 and shot more interviews with veterans of the U-boat wars.  Sharkhunters Member JÜRGEN OESTEN was Skipper of U-61, U-106 and U-861; he earned the Knights Cross and was also Flotillen-Chef of the 9th U-bootflottille.  He tells even more about his time in the war in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Indian Ocean.  Not many submarine Skippers saw action in so many oceans, and Captain OESTEN talks about those times.  There are things in this DVD that are not in any other DVDs.

                                         (DVD-66)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-68   Günther Heinrich - INTERVIEW - 2000

Brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

                                
On our return to Germany for more interviews in 2000, we spoke again with 'Heini'.  He was a Sharkhunters Member and Skipper of U-960 and was
the very last boat to make the deadly passage through the 'Gates of Hell' (Gibraltar) in WW II.  No other U-boat made it after U-960.  Heini tells even more about his time in the war and there are things on this DVD that are not on any other DVDs.  GÜNTHER HEINRICH (1945-1991).

                                     (DVD-68)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-69   KATOH  HAYABUSA  SENTOTAI
(Peregrine Falcon)

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

This DVD is from a propaganda movie made in 1943. Hayabusa (Peregrine Falcon) is the endearing name for the Imperial Army’s Type-1 fighter (code named OSCAR by the Allies).  The movie is about Major General (posthumously) Tateo Katoh and his Fighter Wing 64.  Lt. Col. Katoh was a charismatic leader and an outstanding pilot himself.  By May 1942, when he was shot down and killed by a BLENHEIM bomber which he was chasing over the Indian Ocean, his Wing had destroyed more than 850 enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground.  Pilots were not allowed to keep their own score.

The movie depicts the era in which the Japanese Army Air Force was truly invincible.  The Wing’s song, sung in the early part of the film, was loved much during the war and is popular today in Japan.   There are a lot of Japanese military and folk music in this film - very stirring.

This is an outstanding film, full of very real aerial combat action. 
The dogfights are real, taken from the Japanese gun cameras.  We see top of the line Japanese fighters and bombers in action as well as British P-40 aircraft in the skies.  The action in this DVD never stops – and it is all footage never before seen!  A Japanese film producer of the 1940's has opened his private vault to us, and this is one of the rare films we obtained from him.  This DVD has never been seen before SHARKHUNTERS offered it.

                                  (DVD-69)  This presentation is spoken in Japanese

   

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DVD-70   Helmut Schmoeckel - INTERVIEW - 2000

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

                                 
We went back to Germany in 2000 and shot more interviews with veterans of the U-boat wars.  HELMUT SCHMOECKEL (1455-1990) was Skipper of U-802 and he wrote an outstanding book entitled Humanity on the High Seas.  Although not one of the better known Skippers, he did his share of war patrols, took his lumps from the depth charges rained down from destroyers above, he sank some ships and he brought his boat and his men home alive.

This is a look at the ordinary Skipper, boat and crew in a extraordinary, tough & dangerous war.  There are things in this DVD that are
not on any other DVDs.

                                             (DVD-70)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-72   Gerd Thäter - INTERVIEW - 2000
 

                                                   
Back in Germany in 2000, we shot more interviews with the Skippers. 
GERD THÄTER (194-1986) was Skipper of U-466 and one of a handful to make it through the 'Gates of Hell' (Gibraltar) twice!  His Type XXI boat (U-3506) is still entombed in the 'Lost Bunker' in Hamburg.  There are things on this DVD not seen on any other DVDs.

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DVD-73   U-505 CAPTURE
ASSORTED U-BOAT ACTION
US SUBMARINES IN ACTION
 


The U-505 capture is the propaganda film “Now it can be told” which was shown to production plant workers after the fall of Germany, meant to spur workers on until Japan would be defeated as well - and to produce a lot of war materiel and a lot of jobs.  There are lots of combat scenes of the actual capture of U-505, including the depth charge runs by USS CHATELLAIN and USS PILLSBURY, strafing runs by the HELLCATS, the intense fire on the conning tower of U-505 as she breaks the surface, the submarine alongside the DE and finally, U-505 on a towline behind the aircraft carrier USS GUADALCANALU-505 was the first enemy Man-O-War captured on the high seas by the US Navy since HMS PEACOCK was captured in 1815 during the War of 1812.

Also in the DVD, we see excellent scenes of German U-boats in combat as well as US Navy submarines in combat in the Pacific.  This DVD is filled with submarine combat action.

                                                           (DVD-73)  This presentation is 45 minutes and spoken in English

 

   

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DVD-74   Hans-Georg Hess - INTERVIEW - 2000

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We returned to Germany in 2000 and shot more interviews with veterans of the U-boot wars.  At barely 21 years of age, Sharkhunters Member HANS-GEORG HESS (125-1985) became the youngest KNIGHTS CROSS combat submarine Skipper of WW II and possibly of all time.  His U-995 is the only Type VII-C left in the world, and we tour it.  There are things on this DVD that you will not see on any other DVDs.

                          

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DVD-76   Horst von Schroeter - INTERVIEW - 2000

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We went back to Germany in 2000 and shot more interviews with veterans of the U-boat wars.  Leutnant zur See HORST von SCHROETER was II.W.O. of U-123 under HARDEGEN and after the two American patrols, he took over command of the boat.

                   

A highly competent Skipper, von SCHROETER earned the Knights Cross.  He shipped aboard again when the new German Navy was born in the middle 1950’s, and ultimately retired with the rank of Vize Admiral.  This is the highest rank attained by any of the WW II U-Bootfahrer in the post-war Bundsmarine.

There are things in this DVD that are not on any other DVDs.

                                 (DVD-76)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-77   Blue Angel
 

This is the film that made Marlene Dietrich famous.  A conservative old professor is taken in by the charms of a cabaret singer and is so mesmerized by her that he gives her his money, and spends so much time in the cabaret that his students spy on him and ridicule him, and his career as a professor comes to a bad end.
                            
The fact that he gets in a fight with a sea captain over the singer and turns to drink also helps his career to its quick end.  Just to be near her, he eventually joins her group and plays a clown in her show, being  routinely humiliated as part of the act.  The film ends with his – well, we can’t give away the entire story but this is a true classic.

                               (DVD-77)  This presentation is spoken and sung in German
 

   

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DVD-78   Kurt Diggins - INTERVIEW - 2000

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

We went back to Germany in 2000 and shot more interviews with veterans of the U-boat wars.  Sharkhunters Member KURT DIGGINS (3518-1994) was the Skipper of U-458 and eventually became the President Emeritus of the German Submariner’s Association.

Kapitän DIGGINS gives us an insight of a U-boat that made all the patrols and took its share of depth charges - and what is was really like in combat.

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DVD-79   Ohm Krüger
 

This German-made film covers the South African struggle between the Dutch and the British in the Boer Wars of a century ago.  Some scenes are quite gruesome...........

 

‘Ohm Kruger’ (Uncle Kruger) was made in Germany during World War II to instill purpose and drive in the German people as the war began to turn against Germany.

 

Historians will remember that it was England during the Boer Wars and not Germany during world War Two that invented the concept of the Concentration Camp.  Emily Hobhouse, an Englishwoman of the time, protested strongly against the concentration camps that were used to primarily house Boer women and children, with the resultant starvation, disease and finally gruesome death. A South African submarine (French built DAPHNE Class) was named in her honor and our Sharkhunters group rode aboard that submarine during our ‘Operation Sub-Afrika’ in 1990.  The South African military treated us as family and it is a very beautiful country.

                      (DVD-79)  This presentation is 2 hours and spoken in German

   

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DVD-80   Volkmar König - INTERVIEW - 2000

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

König was midshipman on U-99 under the great OTTO KRETSCHMER (122-1985).  He tells of the final patrol of U-99, of the conditions in the P.o.W. camp - and how he managed to take two bullets in the back while in camp.

Why was U-99 in that location?

Why did the boat dive against specific orders of the Skipper?

How was U-99 spotted by the Royal Navy?

What was it like in the P.o.W. Camp (photo above)  - and how did he get shot in the back?

He tells of the final patrol of U-99 and of the conditions in the P.o.W. camp.

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DVD-81   the ROVER BOYS EXPRESS

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This is the story of the B-29 known as the ROVER BOYS EXPRESS, told by the Navigator, Lt. 'Hap' Halloran.  They were shot down over Japan and Hap was taken prisoner.  He talks about the bombing strategy and operations, but he also speaks in depth about the experiences in the P.o.W. camp.  It was brutal, but he met and became friends with the most famous prisoner in the camp, Marine Corps Major Greg ‘Pappy’ Boyington.

He saw Boyington’s gaunt wasted shell of himself and hoped that he would not look like that.  Very quickly – he did.

What was life like in a Japanese P.O.W. camp?  This DVD will open your eyes. The Japanese jailors/guards were very brutal…..beatings, their only drinking water was that was used to wash the dishes first.


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                    (DVD-81)  This presentation is spoken in English

 

   

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DVD-82   Harry Cooper - INTERVIEW - 2000

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

During our 2000 tour of Germany with cameras, we shot interviews with many veterans but also with historian Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983), who is recognized as one of the world's leading researchers on the U-boat wars.  He gives us his thoughts on many topics, some previously unknown but reported in the KTB Magazine of Sharkhunters.

What was life like for a U-boater?  How were the U-boats able to be so successful in the first half of the war?  What led to their loss of high seas supremacy?  Why did they continue to set out on war patrols when they knew they had a 9 out of 10 chance of being killed?  Answers are all on this DVD.

There are things in this tape that are not on any other DVD.

In the 1970’s Cooper drove the high banked superspeedways.  He founded Sharkhunters in February 1983.

                    (DVD-82)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-85   Germany by Rail
 

This is a beautiful travelogue all through Germany by rail.  Naturally, we are not on the train for the entire journey.  The train stops in various cities and towns – we get off, stroll around and enjoy all that each place has to offer; the restaurants, sidewalk cafes, museums – culture of all sorts in addition to the beautiful scenery that is Germany.

  

You'll see the people of Germany - the folk dances, the festivals, the great eating, fantastic food and the flowing beer.  Germany is a beautiful country.

You must add this DVD to your collection of travelogues.

                 (DVD-85)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-86   Westernfront

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

           Full Combat Action!

This DVD has not been seen by many before, because it comes from the private collection of a German soldier who fought there.  He was an artilleryman in von Mannstein's forces, a Member of Sharkhunters and a good friend.  He has only given this master to Sharkhunters for release.

For about 65 minutes, we see what it was like through German eyes to be at:
the Atlantikwall;
      the invasion of Normandie;
           the landings at Arnheim
                and the Ardenneoffensive.

This DVD will put you right in the midst of the fighting and you will live it as they did in World War II!   It is non-stop action……you’ll smell the smoke and hear the gunfire!


               (DVD-86)  This presentation is 1 hour 5 minutes and spoken in German

   

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DVD-87    Corregidor Sokogeki

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

This is Japanese and it means ‘All out Attack on Corregidor’, spring of 1942.  This is obviously a propaganda film, as we first see happy Filipinos under Japanese occupation.  A soldier distributes candy to children.  Then we watch the intense Japanese preparations for their attack against Corregidor.  Every branch of the Japanese Army, such as artillery, tanks, communications, logistics etc. is there.

May 3rd the officers get together and make plans.  American artillery on Corregidor hits back against Japanese on Bataan.

May 5th, Japanese man their barges after dark and the barges are launched at 2300 hours.  This DVD gives a really clear picture as they evidentially used infra-red film.

Then we see the ruins of American defenses all over the island.  There are prisoners by the hundreds on this film.  The life in the tunnels is extremely interesting!  Many American nurses are seen in the film.

We see graceful SALLY twin-engine bombers and in one extraordinary shot, we see the bombers decelerating with their landing gear down before releasing their bombs.  Many single-engine ANN light bombers, with fixed landing gear, are seen in this film as are other Japanese aircraft.  Japanese Air Force is seen in action in this film, never before seen.

                     These are actual Japanese combat films!

This DVD has never before been seen, as the master film was hidden for decades in the vault of a Japanese film producer until he sent it to SHARKHUNTERS.

               (DVD-87)  This presentation is spoken in Japanese

   

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DVD-88   Sensuikan Iti Go

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

This is Japanese and it means “Submarine Number One”.  Lt. Sakuma is captain of submarine No. 6 and the first victim of Japan’s first submarine accident.  In his hometown of Mikata, a teacher in a primary school tells the pupils about how bravely Lt. Sakuma and his men behaved at the time of the accident; the boys are impressed.

Tne boy pledges that he will become a naval officer and will command a submarine.  Another boy pledges that he will go to university to be a ship-building engineer and build excellent submarines.  They follow their intended paths and the first boy enters the Naval Academy and becomes an officer.  He then attends the Kure Submarine School (Japan’s version of New London), where Submarine No. 6 has been made into a shrine and is worshipped.

The second boy graduates from the university and joins a shipbuilding firm.  He is worked too hard and gets sick, but the submarine he designed is finally completed.  His friend is appointed its captain.  One day he parks his submarine on the spot where Lt. Sakuma died in the accident and salutes the soul of the brave officer.

This film was made in 1941 and released just before the beginning of the American-Japanese phase of the war.  The Japanese combined fleet is shown in full force, although some of the aircraft look a little obsolete.  Submarine No. 6 was scrapped at the end of the war.  Two songs, ‘Sensuikan no uta’ (Song of Submarine) and ‘Umino kesshitai’ (forlorn hopes at sea) are sung in this DVD; powerful music!  Check out how really big the diesels are.

This film too, come to us from the private vault of a Japanese film producer and has never been seen before.

              (DVD-88)  This presentation is 1 hour 45 minutes and spoken in Japanese

   

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DVD-89   die Grauen Wölfe


A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

COMBAT FOOTAGE of the great ACES including KRETSCHMER, TOPP, Lüth, Gysae, Prien and so many more. There are also scenes of the homecoming of the U-boats with their tonnage pennants fluttering, the bearded crewmen, the bands and the girls with flowers.  This was made in the early days of the Battle of the Atlantic where the U-boats were all powerful........before their fortunes changed in 'Black May' of 1943.

You'll see building and launching U-boats as well as loading them out for combat patrols - food, vegetables by the crate, shells for the deck guns and of course, the torpedo loading.  You'll see Großadmiral Karl Dönitz with many of the Skippers including OTTO KRETSCHMER (122-1985), Prien, Schepke, Brandi, Gysae and more.

You'll see ERICH TOPP (118-1985) receiving his Oak Leaf to his Knights Cross from Hitler along with Lüth receiving his Diamonds in the same ceremony. You'll see the rescue of the crew of the two raider ships from the South Atlantic by several U-boats headed by KARL-FRIEDERICH MERTEN (23-1984) in command of U-68. They towed a string of lifeboats all the way back to their French base!  It's all here on the DVD.


ITALIAN BOATS
- There are Italian submarines in combat as well on this tape.  It is near Christmas time, so the crew of one U-boat is bringing their Christmas tree and many gifts aboard, as well as guitars and other musical instruments to bring a little bit of home with them on patrol.

There is plenty of combat action on this DVD, and there is a chart showing the best way for U-boats to attack convoys.  It shows where the tankers would be, where the escorts would patrol, and it shows how to penetrate and attack the fattest ships.  It's all on this DVD.

The DVD closes with scenes of the German U-boat Memorial, where SHARKHUNTERS has sent about $7,000 so far - a sad but beautiful place.

This DVD had not been seen before it was offered by SHARKHUNTERS.

             (DVD-89)  This presentation is 55 minutes and spoken in German

   

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DVD-92   Rhine Cruise
 

The beautiful River Rhine is not only one of the most important waterways in Europe, with its impressive length of 1,320 kilometers, it is also a natural frontier to France, and connects several countries in Europe.  On its way from its birthplace, a spring in Switzerland, to its mouth at the North Sea, it passes some of the favorite European cultural cities and towns such as Basel, Straßburg and Rüdesheim - Düsseldorf and Köln are others.  The Rhine even finds its way through a very impressive and varied landscape.

Near Schaffhausen, the river falls 21 meters (about 65 feet) and so is the biggest waterfall of Europe.  Well known also is the boulder known as the Lorelei, sung about by poets and in folk songs.  It is told that a beautiful girl named Lorelei brushed her hair on the rock and so it was the fate of the sailors, blinded by her beauty, that they lost control of their ships and crashed onto the rock.

This is only one legend about this beautiful river.  It is yours to find others, and the beauty abounds around every bend in the romantic castles and mysterious landscape.

You’ll see all this and more on our new DVD cruising this beautiful river.  There are ten (or more) centuries of history along the Rhine and castles almost as old.  There are stops for lunch, touring and sightseeing. A must for your travel collection

                                             (DVD-92)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-93   Song of My Comrades

A brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

INTERNATIONAL WARSHIPS - This film was made in 1938 and released in 1939.  What is unique about this film is that it was produced by the German film specialist Richard Angst with the cooperation of the Japanese Navy.  The film begins with scenes of Shanghai under Japanese occupation - many warships on the Wangpo River – Japanese, American, British and French.

JAPANESE PATROLS
- The war between Japan and China began in July 1937 and by 1938, Japan had occupied Nanking, the capital, as well as the entire lower Yangtze Region.  Japanese riverboat patrols are seen winding through the maze of waterways and we watch as they search civilian ships and boats for weapons, provisions for locals, supplies for guerilla fighters and they battle with these bands.

LOCAL SCENES
- The DVD shows the Japanese befriending the local inhabitants, help reopen factories, offer medical services etc.  This is at a time when China was in great confusion and the Nationalist Government was waging war not only against Japan, but the Communists as well.  There were many independent factions fighting amongst themselves so to most Chinese, Japan was just one more of them.

SMALL ARMS
- This film will be very interesting to those interested in small arms.  You’ll see Japanese machine guns, light and heavy, in action as river patrol boats are well equipped with these weapons.

The master for this DVD was a film kept in the secret vault of a friend of Sharkhunters in Japan;
  
...............IT HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE THE END OF THE WAR!

                
  (DVD-93)  This presentation is spoken in Japanese

   

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DVD-94   MORE EVA BRAUN
 

This newly located DVD is not BY Eva Braun, but it is ABOUT this young beauty.  In this DVD, almost all in color, we trace her days as a young artist’s model through her times with Hitler and his top men.
                             
There are scenes of Eva shopping in the city as well as relaxing in the Berghof on the Obersalzberg.  We can assure you, there are scenes on this DVD that you have never seen before.  This is a totally different DVD than our H-83, which was Eva's home movies
IN COLOR.

                              (DVD-94)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-98   Der Rote Faden
 

                                   der Rote Faden = the Red Thread

This is a light, tourist tour of the beautiful city of Hannover.  From the front steps of the Rathaus (city hall), a red line (the red thread) goes along the sidewalk and at strategic places, circled numbers are painted on the walk.  These correspond to important places in Hannover, and our tour takes you all along the Red Thread.

You will enjoy a refreshing tourist tour of this beautiful medieval city turned modern.  Put on your walking shoes, grab your camera – and let’s go.  This is a great walking tour of a vibrant yet old city.

Add this DVD to your library of travelogue files.

 

   

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DVD-100   Wehrmacht in Combat (1)

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

NON STOP ACTION - This DVD is non-stop action, and right from the German UFA film library.  With stirring music all through the tape, you’ll watch mechanized forces roll into Luxemburg with light and heavy tanks, motorcycles, trucks, heavy and light guns and infantry as people line the parade routs, waving and handing out candy and flowers.

PARATROOPS - You’ll see paratroops boarding Ju 52 aircraft; armorers loading bombs and belts of machine gun ammunition on STUKA dive bombers – then you are in the air aboard the Ju 52 watching the paratroopers go out the door; in the cockpit of a STUKA in a headlong dive.  There are armadas of STUKA dive bombers in the sky.

COMBAT CONSTRUCTION - Building pontoon bridges and watch the tanks and troops cross; fording raging rivers in other places; more formations of STUKAs and again, you are in the cockpit; there are masses of heavy railroad guns and the skies are filled with STUKAs, Me 109 and Me 100 aircraft.

GEBIRGSJÄGER - We go with the mountain troops as they drag their heavy guns up sheer cliffs, strip, clean and prep them.  We watch Ju 88 bombers loading incendiary bombs to attack Birmingham.  We are with the Ju 88s in the cockpit – duck searchlights, drop parachute flares to light the target.

HIGH SEA ACTION - Go aboard BISMARCK with Großadmiral Raeder; sail with her thru the Kiel Kanal to the North Sea; ride with Endrass aboard U-47 – deck gun action against a steamer, U-boats packs against convoys, dive to avoid escorts - the depth charges!  You are aboard to stop the leaks, clear the damage.  Escorts are gone – back to the surface - non-stop action!

INTO RUSSIA – more aerial combat and cockpit film; bombing the Russian steppes; hundreds of destroyed Soviet tanks, cars and trucks everywhere.  Hundreds of thousands of Soviet prisoners.  Assault on St. Petersburg – artillery and bombers in action; infantry with flamethrowers as well as light and heavy machine guns.

U-BOAT and AIR COMBAT - Lots of U-boat and aerial fighter action – FRITZ GUGGENBERGER (269-1987) and U-81 return after sinking HMS ARK ROYAL; armorers loading Me 109s with belts of machine gun ammunition.  RAF fighters are spotted and up go the Me 109s.  Super dogfight footage from gun cameras, including ADOLF GALLAND (2854-1993) himself.  Tour factories building Ju 88 bombers and another building schnell boats.  Assault on Moscow, awarding of so many medals.

                
This DVD is all non-stop combat action!

 
                (DVD-100)  This presentation is one hour fifteen minutes, spoken in German

   

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DVD-101   Wehrmacht in Combat (2)

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

This action-packed DVD opens with scenes of the World War One German ‘High Seas Fleet’ and its destruction in the British anchorage at Scapa Flow.  Battleships exploding are not a pretty sight.

POLITICAL and MILITARY LEADERS
- Many of the world leaders are seen throughout this tape including:  Großadmiral Erich Raeder, Admiral Karl Dönitz, Adolf Hitler, Admiral Isorokyu Yamamoto, Dr. Josef Göbbels, Winston Churchill, King Edward VIII and many more.

SKIPPERS
– You will see many of the well-known Skippers including: Günther Prien, REINHARD HARDEGEN (102-1985), Langsdorff, ERICH TOPP (118-1985), FRIEDERICH GUGGENBERGER (269-1987) and many more.

COMBAT ACTION
– There is PLENTY of combat action.  This DVD is almost all combat action including - the HEAVIES – SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU, PRINZ EUGEN, HMS COURAGEOUS, GRAF SPEE, HMS PRINCE OF WALES, HMS HOOD, HMS BARHAM, BISMARCK, HMS ARK ROYAL and others.

U-BOAT ACTION
– You’ll see launching of U-boats, a lot of combat at sea including periscope shots, deck gun action, emergencies aboard, convoy battles, boats in their bunkers, parades and brass bands waiting on the dock as the boats return.  The crew of U-552 (TOPP) readies for the change of watch then they are drenched on the bridge.  Later there is an ALARM! and all go running for their stations.

AIRCRAFT
– There is plenty of aerial action with planes of all types including Ju-52, FW-200, STUKA, Ju-88, Me 262, He-111 and many RAF planes.  There is a lot of mid-air combat here.

MAJOR CAMPAIGNS
– Many of the major campaigns including the push into Poland with plenty of land and air units; Barbarossa as the German troops fight the brutal Russian snow and bitter cold; attack on Malta; invasion of North Africa with a lot of Afrika Korps action; the famous Channel Dash is covered with scenes of SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU, PRINZ EUGEN and many more ships with planes overhead; HMS ARK ROYAL sinking from torpedoes of U-81 and GRAF SPEE as she burns unchecked in the mouth of the River Platte.

OTHER ACTIONS
– There is never before seen combat action at Pearl Harbor on 7 December; B-17 bombers over Hamburg, V-1 and V-2 rocket flights, the fall of Berlin and the Allies crossing the bridge at Remagen.
              
This DVD is all non-stop combat action!

                
    (DVD-101)  This presentation is one hour spoken in German

   

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DVD-103   World War II - the
Beginning (1939 through 1941)

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

The master of this DVD comes to us directly from a veteran who fought in these campaigns.  He tells us that they have never been seen before.  His comments:

"Why Hitler had to march into Poland - from 1910 to 1921, about 400,000 ethnic Germans were expelled from their homeland by the Poles.  In summer of 1939, another 70,000 were expelled and in late summer of 1939, the Poles massacred more than 50,000 Germans.  This could not be tolerated.  The Army got the order to march."

 
On this DVD, you will see in vivid detail:
   The old battleship SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN open fire on Poland to begin World War II;
  
STUKAs in their dive bombing of Polish positions;
    Hitler visiting the front;
  
the Victory Parade in Warsaw;
  
10 May 1940, offensive into Holland and Belgium;
  
11 May, the capture of Fort Eben Emael;
  
Dunkirk;
  
the surrender of Holland;
   17 May push into France begins and the Maginot Line is broken;
  
the end of the French armor at Reims;
   the march into Paris and the Victory Celebration;
  
the Battle of Britain begins with nighttime aerial attacks;
   air landings at Crete and the Battle of the Balkans begins;
  
Hitler visits Mussolini at the Parade of Alliance.

           This DVD is brand new and non-stop combat action!

        
    (DVD-103)  This presentation is spoken in German
 

   

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DVD-104   Barbarossa!

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

The master of this DVD also comes to us directly from a veteran who fought in these campaigns.  He tells us that they have never been seen before.  His comments:
    
Dedicated to the German soldiers who, with incomparable heroism,
    repelled the attack of Bolschewism and saved Europe from the greatest
    threat ever from the East."


This DVD covers this historic military operation and you will see in excellent detail:
   Liberation of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia from the Soviets;
   the Soviet opposition stiffens;
 you'll watch battle scenes through tank optics;
 the Soviets mobilize in Leningrad;
   the famed Blue Division from Spain, in combat action;
   the Generals are called to Hitler's field headquarters;
   Soviets mobilize everything including women, children, cavalry and motorized sleds;
   the capture and interrogation of Field Marschall von Paulus;
   convoys from America are attacked by U-Boats;pictures from BdU (U-Boat HQ) with Karl Dönitz;
   depth charges come down on the U-Boats;
   the Luftwaffe flies out of Norway to attack convoys.

          
This DVD is almost all non-stop combat action.
                                         (DVD-104)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-105   Kampf in Sewastopol!

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

The master of this DVD also comes to us directly from a veteran who fought in these campaigns as a cannoneer in the German Army under von Manstein.  He tells us that these films have never been seen before.

The battle that raged across the Crimean Peninsula, put into combat:

·         22nd Infantry Division;

·        24th Infantry Division;

·        24th Infantry Division;

·        46th Infantry Division;

·        50th Infantry Division;

·        72nd Infantry Division;

·        73rd Infantry Division;

·        98th Infantry Division;

·        111th Infantry Division;

·        132nd Infantry Division;

·        170th Infantry Division;

·        336th Infantry Division;

·        28th Jägerdivision;

·        22nd Panzerdivision.

On this DVD, you will see the utter rout of the Soviet Armies in the Crimea.

 

          This DVD is almost all non-stop combat action.
                    (DVD-105)  This presentation is 1 hour 15 minutes and spoken in German

 
   

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DVD-106   Only the Elders

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

This Soviet fighter squadron is known as the ‘Singing Squadron’ because the commander, Captain Titarenko understood the importance of songs and jokes in the everyday stress of military operations.  His pilots considered themselves as the ‘Elders’ even though the oldest was just barely twenty years of age.  The young ‘green’ newcomers arriving at the front after rudimentary training at the Air Force Academies were not allowed into combat.  They still had to experience the tough realities of battle – the happiness of the first victory, the grandeur of brotherhood sealed in blood as well as the first innocent love and the bitter loss of friends.  All too soon the command of ‘Only the Elders” enter the battle – and they are the ones rushing to their fighter planes.

 

There is some combat action showing Russian YAK fighters.  The hero is in the air a short time, then crashes nicely on an airfield in the forest.  The Ops Office is in a rude bunker where snow creeps through cracks in the board walls.

 

Two pretty young women fighter pilots land in their biplane and are immediately welcomed by the squadron.  Love blooms for these two women with a couple of the male pilots, but then duty calls – and they are off to bomb German targets.  They do not return – hearts are broken, resolve to fight the Germans is toughened, and a memorial is made to the two women pilots.

 

This film came to us from our friends in the former USSR.

         It has never been seen before.

                  (DVD-106)  This presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes spoken in Russian

   

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DVD-107   Soviet Dive Bombers

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

Russian music is played throughout this DVD – even as the Soviet dive bombers are attacking German cities.  This is real combat footage!  The planes return to their snow-bound aerodrome and the pilots play an early game of ‘Foos Ball’ in the ready room, which is part of a dug-in trench system.  These are real Soviet aircraft in this film, real trucks, motorcycles etc.  The field canteen is a horse-drawn cart, and some pilots are making their own home brew vodka.  They relax and play at the primitive restaurant near the base while consuming their fresh vodka.

 

Into the air, and they tangle with a group of FW 190 fighters.  They shoot one down, then duck into the clouds for cover.  Back at the base, they talk of their combat that day while watching movies.  We see armorers loading and fusing the bombs for the next mission while our hero is making time with the waitress from the nearby restaurant.

 

This mission does not go well – the hero’s plane is disabled and the pilot of a FW 190 flies alongside him and gestures for him to land on the German airfield. He smiles, nods – and then crashes his plane into a row of neatly parked FW-190 fighters, destroying them all……and himself in the act.

 

This film came to us from our friends in the former USSR.

       It has never been seen before.

                     (DVD-107)  This presentation is 1 hour 15 minutes spoken in Russian

   

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DVD-108   Soviet Torpedo Bombers

This is a brand new, never before seen DVD!
 

1944 - A Navy Air Regiment is stationed at a small airfield above the Arctic Circle.  For the pilots this is both the front and rear area. They live here with their families, leading a seemingly normal life giving little parties yet going out to battle the Germans and knowing that any day might be their last.
 

The aircraft are all real – Soviet fighters, bombers and even flying boats.  We see the men flying out on a mission, the women staying at home.  The target is a German convoy and we are on board the German destroyers as the Alarm sounds and the men rush to their battle stations.  The destroyers make heavy smoke over the convoy as the anti aircraft guns open up at the Soviet torpedo bombers.  The planes bore in anyway – a ship is hit, but the plane is also hit and an engine is in flames but they deliver their torpedo and another ship is destroyed.  The plane is taking more hits and is totally engulfed in flames, so the Soviet pilot dives directly into another ship.
 

The flying boat goes out on recon and finds a downed German fighter; they land in the snow nearby.  The coffee in the thermos is still hot.  Back to base where a camp show is going on.  There is singing, drinking and dancing in the bar with the wives.  Someone has found some ice cream which they all share.  All too soon it is over, and the families board a ship for their return to the mainland.  There are many tearful goodbyes.


The aircrew shares a chocolate bar in a staff car for their return to base where the armorers are using reindeer to haul torpedoes to the planes.  In the briefing, they are told a German U-Boat has been spotted in the waters nearby.  On the way to attack a German convoy, they follow a debris field and find to their horror, the ship carrying their families has been attacked and sunk by the very U-Boat they are hunting.  There is tremendous grief.
 

They find the German convoy and despite intense flak, they go in for the attack and they find the U-Boat.  Their torpedoes hit it and it disintegrates with a tremendous explosion.  The German flak takes its toll and the plane, on fire, crashes into the sea.

This film came to us from our friends in the former USSR.

       This film has never been seen before.
         (DVD-108)  This presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes spoken in Russian

   

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Sharkhunters Member LENI RIEFENSTAHL
                  
NOTE - LENI RIEFENSTAHL
was a very talented actress, extremely beautiful and was an incredibly talented and advanced film producer who gave the world some great films but more importantly, gave the cinematography world new techniques that are used even today in film schools and in major movies as well.  LENI joined Sharkhunters in 1993, contributed to Sharkhunters in many ways, and was a Member in good standing until her passing.  She was an incredible woman!

A Leni Riefenstahl Film!

DVD-110          'die Blaue Licht'


 by Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)
 

with Sharkhunters Member LENI RIEFENSTAHL as Junta.  During the full moon, a mystical blue light emanating from a grotto high in the Alps, draws men to climb after the source only to fall to their deaths.  What causes this beautiful blue light that makes men face certain death for its riches?  Only Junta, the beautiful gypsy girl, can climb to this strange grotto in safety.

A handsome stranger comes to the little village of Santa Maria in the high Alps, and is smitten by the sultry Junta.  A young man of the village just fell to his death trying to reach the Blue Light.  The angry townspeople attempt to stone her and chase her from their village.  The stranger follows Junta to her little cabin in the high Alps, which she shares with her little brother.

Junta and the handsome stranger fall in love and he moves in to her little cottage – and then comes the next full moon.  Junta begins her dangerous climb and he secretly follows, and learns her secret way up the mountain into the mysterious grotto that produces the blue light.  He finds thousands of precious gems, and he tells her that he will turn this into a fortune for them and they will be rich.

He returns to the village of Santa Maria and tells everyone of the secret path.  The men all hurry up the mountain, not to help but to loot in an orgy of plunder.  On their return, they are all dressed in fine clothes, bought with the proceeds of their plunder, and they celebrate wildly in the local tavern.

When Junta returns to the grotto and sees the plunder and devastation, no gems remaining, she is consumed by despair.  Her hands slip on the mountain, and she plummets to her death in the valley far below.  Her body is discovered by her broken hearted lover – the blue light is extinguished.

This surreal film highlights the athletic beauty of
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993) as she climbs the steep mountains in a flimsy dress.  The film also shows the majestic beauty of the Alps, and of the life lived by the people of the area almost 100 years ago.  It is a great look back into history.

       This is a Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993) film
 (DVD-110)

   

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A Leni Riefenstahl Film!

DVD-111   SOS ICEBERG!
Very rare English version!


 

by
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)



 

 

A 1933 film with LENI RIEFENSTAHL as Mrs. Ellen Lawrence, and Ernst Udet as himself.

 

The Lawrence Expedition begins on a happy note at a formal dinner with high hopes of success.  Dr. Lawrence smiles with assurance as his beautiful wife (LENI) beams up at him over dinner.

 

The expedition departs on a tall sailing ship.  The men disembark on an icy shore and set out into the frozen wilderness.  There is discord as the days drag on into weeks and the party is separated.  They face dangers including heavy snowstorms, collapsing walls of snow and ice.  Only one dog and the sled with the scientific equipment are saved, but the sleds with the food is gone as is almost all hope – yet they plod onwards, hoping to find an Eskimo village.

 

They mount a huge ice formation to float across the frigid waters of the fjord, but all too soon they realize that the current is taking them out to sea.  They call for help on their short wave radio, and they open their last can of food.  They find a weak and tired Dr. Lawrence.

 

Their distress signals are picked up by stations around the world, and soon Mrs. Lawrence (LENI) is on her way in a seaplane, flying to rescue her husband.  She flies over and around icy barriers and suddenly finds the men, but wrecks her seaplane on the landing and is reunited with her husband – and almost certain death.

 

Famed pilot Ernst Udet then heads for the frozen wastelands in his seaplane and naturally, he finds them and flies to the nearby Eskimo village for help.  Soon, there is a whole fleet of Eskimos in kayaks heading to rescue the few survivors.  Despite the hardships, LENI is still beautiful in her white fur suit – and perfect make up.

 

This is a true melodrama of the 1930’s, featuring a beautiful LENI & some thrilling flying by Udet, one of the true legends of aviation.

 

     This is the English version – very rare!
            (DVD-111)  This presentation is 1 hour 20 minutes spoken in English

   

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DVD-112   "Victory of Faith" - 1933


by
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)

 

This, the 1933 Reichsparteidt (party congress) is the first real cinematographic effort of LENI RIEFENSTAHL, as she shows the world her dynamic techniques of camera angles, moving cameras, overhead shots and a whole new world of filming techniques.

 

There are hundreds of thousands who come out to greet Adolf Hitler and his entourage as they arrive aboard their Ju-52 at the Nürnberg Airport.  The camera follows the procession along the ancient city streets to the Zeppelinfeld where hundreds of thousands more are waiting including 65,000 Hitler Youth and 100,000 of the SA.  Thousands of banners and standards parade past the camera as the majestic zeppelin HINDENBURG soars overhead.

 

Naturally, there is the 'Blood Flag Ceremony' and speeches by many dignitaries and even more are seen in this film including Göring, Röhm, Hess, Himmler, Goebbels, Großadmiral Raeder and so many more.  The leader of the Italian 'Black Shirts' makes an impassioned speech, and it is all captured on this film.

 

This film shows the blossoming of LENI RIEFENSTAHL as she comes of age as a film director and producer.  If you have seen the movies ‘the Lion King’ or 'Jewel of the Nile' you will understand where they got some of their filming concepts.

                              (DVD-112)  This presentation is 1 hour 15 minutes with English subtitles

   

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DVD-113   Olympia - 1



by
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)

 

 

The 1936 film produced by Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)

This DVD begins with a haunting trip back in time to the ruins of ancient Greece, birthplace of the Olympics.  Statues, artworks and temples was woven into the beginnings of this film with haunting music that will take you back three thousand years.

 

Slowly the statues begin to move, and LENI's production comes alive with beautiful young women dancing on the beach in the nude.  Then the Torch Runner begins the long journey from Mount Olympus.  Through country after country, city after city, along the seashore and through the mountains he runs, to ultimately reach Berlin.  He runs into the Olympic Stadium to the tumultuous roar of hundreds of thousands.

 

The Parade of Nations, fifty-one in all (some of which no longer exist) march their athletes past the reviewing stand.  We watch the Torch Runner as he comes through the Brandenburg Gate to the Olympic Stadium, once around the running track and then up the giant stairs to light the Olympic Flame.  The games begin with great flair and pageantry and all are announced by an English speaking announcer.  They begin with the Discus in which the United States placed first and second, and they close with the Marathon that was won by Japan.

 

This DVD is loaded with pomp and pageantry amid singing, bands playing, bells chiming - it is a fantastic look into an age past, an age of beauty and ceremony that will never be seen again in our lifetime.

 

             (DVD-113)  This presentation is 2 hours and spoken in English

   

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DVD-114   Day of Freedom


by
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)
 

 

produced by Sharkhunters Member Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)


Nürnberg 1935 - it is the re-emergence of the Wehrmacht.  Dawn is breaking.  Men are waking, washing, shaving, donning their uniforms.  Hot porridge is bubbling in huge kettles for breakfast.  The sun is breaking over the trees, behind the row upon row of tents where the men have bivouacked.  The men fall in and the massive parade begins.  The sun glints off the polished buttons, off the well cleaned rifles.

 

Infantry, cavalry, cannon, armor & air forces begin an exercise; mock combat on the fields as dignitaries including Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Josef Goebbels and Rudolf Hess look on with great appreciation.  Cannon and field pieces are quickly run into place; sights are set and guns blaze.

 

Planes fill the skies - the world's finest and most modern combat aircraft of their day.  The 88's go into action, along with 37mm and 20mm automatic AA guns.

 

This film showcases the rapidly emerging Wehrmacht.  There is always action going on in this film, coupled with stirring German folk music and powerful march music.

                  (DVD-114)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-115   Olympia - 2



by
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)

 

 

produced by Sharkhunters Member Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)

 

This DVD begins softly, with overviews of lakes and forests with morning birds making their rounds.  Stirring music builds and builds as the morning sun breaks through the trees.  The athletes begin their day too with their workouts in running, swimming etc. then comes the shaving and morning showers as the mists rise from over the lakes and meadows.  The athletes meet for breakfast.

 

They begin with gymnastics - the rings, the parallel bars and the high bar then out to sea for the various sailing races where Holland, Germany and Great Britain win their respective events.

 

Once back on land, the best athletes in the world take part in the Pentathlon in which Germany, the United States and Italy finish in the top three medal positions.  In the Decathlon, the toughest test of the world's best athletes and the USA took all three medals.

 

In the very difficult Equestrian Field Events, riders from Germany, Japan, England, Denmark, Italy and Poland fell from their mounts while the Dutch horse merely refused to jump and was disqualified.

The DVD continues with Rowing, Women's Diving in which the USA took all three medals, Men's 200 meter breaststroke that was won by Japan, Men's Freestyle Swimming, Women's Freestyle won by Holland and the Men's High Diving.  The film closes with chorale singing, flags waving and it too, is a fantastic look into a bygone age, an age of beauty and ceremony that will probably never be seen again in our lifetime.

     (DVD-115)  This presentation is 1 hour 35 minutes spoken in English

   

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DVD-116   History of the Reich
 

This DVD begins with pre-war architecture and plans, starting in 1933.  It covers the building of the autobahn and historic sites such as Zeppelnfeld and other buildings in Nürnberg.  It also shows the many famous buildings in München, Berlin and on the beautiful Obersalzberg where Hitler, Göring, Bormann and Speer had homes.  There are many well-known people of the Reich in this film; men, women, military and civilians - you will recognize them all.

Feldherrenhalle in München is covered exceptionally well and this DVD covers the Party history from the very beginning with a lot of historic film footage filled with great pageantry.

This DVD also covers the history of von Hindenburg from his early years through his death and funeral.  It shows the massive memorial to the Field Marshall and his burial crypt.  It was originally the Tannenberg Battle Memorial then it became the Hindenburg Memorial and burial crypt.


This beautiful piece of history is gone - destroyed by the Soviet puppet Polish Government in 1948.


There is a great deal of footage on the majestic beauty of the Berghof and the Obersalzberg.  This DVD takes you
inside the Berghof, room by room, with lengthy descriptions then to the Eagle’s Nest for a thorough tour of that historic building.

    (DVD-116)  This presentation is 1 hour and spoken in English

   

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DVD-117    VLASSOV
 

This DVD begins with heavy combat in Russia.  Vlassov was a Major General in command of the Russian 20th Army and after the defense of Moscow, was promoted to Lt. General and decorated as Hero of the Soviet Union, their highest award.  He took command of the 2nd Strike Force to liberate Leningrad, but he was captured by the German Army and was shipped to the P.o.W. camp run by Gerhard Gahlen in Venizia, Ukraine.

Vlassov decides to cooperate with his German captors in an effort to bring Stalin down, and so he becomes part of the propaganda effort against Stalin and the Soviet Government.  The plan was hatched to form a “Russian Liberation Army” made up of regular German Army troops as well as Russian prisoners of war.  The “Russian Liberation Army” existed only on paper at the time.

This DVD features a lot of combat action, actual interviews and is filled with powerful Russian music.

Vlassov meets with Heinrich Himmler at the Wulfschantz, and talks about a counter Stalin push.  Vlassov meets with Göring and Goebbels in January of 1945.  In February of 1945, Vlassov takes command of the 1st Division of Russians against Stalin.  The Germans refused to allow Vlassov to have more than one division until he had proven himself, but the clock was about to run out on this operation, and on the war - as well as Vlassov's life itself.

With the fall of Germany in May of 1945, the thousands of soldiers of the “Russian Liberation Army” were turned over to the Soviets where they received quick ‘justice’ - they were immediately shot.  Vlassov and his staff were hanged.  Stalin was not noted for his mercy…..


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DVD-118   the Winter War
 

The Soviet military needed more ports on the eastern end of the Baltic Sea near the Gulf of Finland so the Red Army, under orders from Stalin, attempted to invade Finland in 1939.  The tiny Finnish Army was small, untrained, badly equipped - but they turned back the red hordes.

Two young brothers, filled with patriotism, are quick to enlist in their army and go to the border to await the Red Army.  We watch light hearted banter between the new recruits, forced smiles and manufactured bravado, as they wait for battle.  There is a short church service and all take communion.

They spend a last evening with loved ones - there are tearful goodbyes at the railroad station, and the train pulls out.  We ride with them as they go to the front.  They leave the train and bivouac in the bitter cold, then march ever nearer the spot from which they expect the attack to come.  A young soldier meets a girl in the nearby town.

The fighting begins and the brave joking seems hollow as friends are killed by artillery fire in the night.  With the dawn, Russian tanks and planes come.  Machine gun fire rakes the defenses but the anti-tank guns kill some Soviet tanks; others withdraw.  The battlefield is still.  They pass a restless night and with the dawn, it begins all over again.  There is hand to hand fighting in the trenches and a lot of heated combat.  There are funeral services for the fallen Finnish soldiers.

This DVD has great scenery in a beautiful country, and it tells a little known but important part of WW II history.


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DVD-120   VICHY!

Not all French saw the Americans and Brits
as liberators and saviors.


Millions saw them as vicious invaders and
conquerors.  They loved the Germans and
helped the Wehrmacht, wanting to form a
strong alliance with the Hitler Government.

They hated the Americans and especially
hated the British.

 

A great many French saw the Americans and British as vicious invaders, not as liberators.  This DVD chronicles the years of the Vichy French Government under Marshall Petain beginning with 1940 when the Wehrmacht marches into France.  There is extensive combat footage, culminating with the triumphant march into Paris.  And in 1940, they were talking about a "New World Order".....even back then!

There are many scenes from Vichy French propaganda films showing:
    *  The Royal Navy ambush of the French Fleet at Mers-el-Kebir;

    *  the rebuilding of the French Army to help Germany fight the Allies;

    *  The body of Napoleon returns to Paris with great ceremony;

    *  Thousands of French workers hired for military jobs in Germany;

    *  The beginnings of many official collaborator organizations;

    *  Dr. Josef Goebbels broadcasts radio speeches from Paris;

    *  There were large crematory ovens found in the Soviet embassy!!

    *  A great deal of anti-British and anti-Communist rhetoric;

    *  The great pilot Marseilles receives his Oak Leaf from Hitler;

    *  The "Black Prince" himself, Reinhard Heydrich, visits Petain;

    *  Fierce fighting at Stalingrad - French prayers for German success;

    *  Admiral Darlan, CinC of the French Navy, abandons France;

    *  French Navy scuttles the fleet to keep the ships from the British;

    *  Charles deGaulle makes a speech, not well received by many French;

    *  Marshall Petain is arrested.

 This DVD shows the disastrous British and Canadian attempt to invade at Dieppe.  The French see them as invaders and help the Germans.

This is a very unusual look at "the other side" in this struggle.


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DVD-121   Interview with an
SS Soldier
 

This SS Soldier, Hans vonder Heide, saw intense combat from the D-Day beaches on the French coast into the Ukraine.  He speaks about how his unit got along with the American, British and Polish P.o.W.'s - it was not too surprising.  He tells why the German anti-tank efforts were ineffective against the Russian T-34 tanks.

He speaks, not very lovingly, about the Partisans and their sadistic brutality, such as slashing the throats of German prisoners, German soldiers with tin cans.

He reaffirms that the Waffen
SS had many divisions made up of many nationalities including French and British.  He explains that the Einzatz Groups were not intended to round up Jews or other ethnic groups, but rather to combat the brutal Partisans.

He tells the sad story of the fate of the Ukrainian prisoners when they were repatriated to their native Ukraine.  Most never got but a couple yards from the trains that brought them "home".

He had nothing but scorn for the treatment of himself and other German prisoners after the war - by the Americans.  He is not the first German veteran we have heard make these remarks.  And on top of it all - he speaks of how the German Government of today makes life extremely difficult for anyone who says anything contrary to the accepted line.  This is a look at "the other side" in World War II and is a well-presented video.


          (DVD-121)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-122   Tiefland

A lovely melodrama of the type seen on the movie
screens of the 1920's and 1930's.  Produced
by and starring
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993),
this is a classic of her movies.



         
by Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993)

 

 

Opens with soft, classical music as the sun breaks over the mountains, sheep are in the pasture and the shepherd is sleeping in his hut - but the wolf is awake and goes after the flock.  The sheep dog is badly injured in his fight but his barking wakes the shepherd.

The shepherd comes to the nearby village and stops at the inn for his meal.  He is surrounded by many beautiful young women as they all enjoy a meal of roasted sheep.  In the village square, we first see the Spanish dancer Martha (
Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993) in her little wagon.  She is beautiful, sultry and tempting.

The shepherd peers in a window of the cantina and is bedazzled by the beauty of Martha, who is dancing.  On his walk back to the pasture, her face dances in front of him - he sees her in the clouds.  He is really smitten.  Others find her beautiful as well, and the Marquis summons Martha to his estate to dance for him - but he has more on his mind than the flamenco!  The wine flows freely.  She dances suggestively.  He carries her up the stairs..........

The next morning, he showers her with gifts - fine clothes, beautiful jewelry - but again, he wants more in return.  This life is too much, and she flees to the mountains and collapses not far from the shepherd's hut but the Marquis finds them.  He draws his dirk.  The shepherd pulls his hunting knife.  They clash, they fight, they are out in the storm.  Who lives?  Who dies?  What is the fate of Martha?


LENI
is beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking.

          (DVD-122)

   

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DVD-123   Prelude to War
(American Propaganda)
 

This is a US Government film, produced by the US Army Signal Corps and it is jammed full of propaganda as to why the United States entered World War II on the side of the Allies.....heavy propaganda.

The film states that it was not because of December 7th at Pearl Harbor, but rather it was because of Pearl Harbor along with sympathy for Great Britain, France, China, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Poland, Holland, Greece, Belgium, Albania, Yugoslavia, Russia and many other reasons.  This DVD is the very old standard "Good Guys vs. Bad Guys" as we all saw in the 1930's and 1940's movies - cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians - always good against evil.....as decided by the film producers in those movies, and by the US Government in this one.

If you haven't figured it out yet, the Americans are the "Good Guys" and naturally, the "Bad Guys" are shown to be Mussolini, Hitler and Hirohito, attempting to enslave the entire world.  It was great propaganda back then and most believed it - some do even today.

There is a lot of actual combat in this DVD, most from captured German, Italian and Japanese films.  In addition, there are lots of military parades, marching with stirring patriotic music - American, German, Italian and Japanese.  It is a cross section of the forces portrayed in this film.

A heavy dose of propaganda mixed with lots of combat footage.


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DVD-126   "Die Goldene Stadt"
 

        'die Goldene Stadt' means 'the Golden City'

We see beautiful country scenes in Germany, and beautiful blue eyed, blonde Anna is picking flowers.  She goes for a buggy ride with a man in his early thirties and it is obvious that she has eyes for him.  Later, they walk through the meadows and make eyes at each other.  She falls for this smooth talking man from the city and leaves her family to move to “die Goldene Stadt” (the Golden City) to be near him.  Anna experiences the big city life of fine dining, theater, carriage rides and more. Her friends all smoke and drink a bit too much.

Anna sees a wedding ring on his finger.  She is shattered, and soon takes up with an unemployed waiter named Tony.  They end up in bed, and soon Tony moves into her tiny apartment over the shop where she works.

Anna's father and the young farmhand who secretly loved her come for a surprise visit to the city.  They see that she is living with Tony, they see how she has changed, and they are terribly saddened.  They go home in deep despair.

Soon Anna learns that Tony is not only wasting his time playing cards, smoking and drinking with his buddies rather than looking for work, but he is also cheating on her with a former girlfriend.  She leaves the big city in bitter disappointment and returns to the country.


This DVD gives a great look at traditional German life in simpler times: beautiful scenery in a beautiful country.

          (DVD-126)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-127   Doctor of Stalingrad

An insight into Soviet brutality toward prisoners
 

We open with heavy combat action around Stalingrad and speeches by Hitler.  A German doctor is in an operating room, saving the life of a badly wounded German soldier when the Soviet troops break in and take him away, leaving the soldier to his sad fate.  The doctor and so many others are marched through the bitter cold to a Soviet prisoner camp.

The year changes to 1949 and a beautiful Soviet doctor makes her rounds of the infirmary, pronouncing that too many sick men are fit for work.  The German doctor tells her that some of the men are not well enough and that they will die in the cold.  She tells him that they will go to work anyhow.

In the evening, this Soviet doctor is in her quarters in a filmy negligee and a visitor comes calling.  It is another German doctor, a prisoner but young and handsome - they are more than friends.  The older doctor breaks in saying that one of the men is dieing and must have immediate surgery.  She puts on a robe and tells him that they must wait for the Soviet regional doctor to arrive in a week or so.  The man will be dead by then - he asks at least for some ether so he can operate.  No, it is against the rules for a German prisoner to operate.  He performs the operation anyhow.

There is a court of inquiry and the chief Soviet doctor demands punishment for the German doctor - but the situation changes when the young son of the Camp Commandant suddenly needs a specialist to save his life - and the Doctor of Stalingrad just happens to be an expert in that particular field.

Prisoners talk about a work stoppage, but within hours after the meeting, guards enter the barracks and take away the leaders of the movement.  There is a snitch in the camp!  He is caught and quickly killed.  All the prisoners are mustered in the snow and the Officer of the Guard is going to shoot them all unless the ones who killed the snitch confess.

There is much more, all leading up to a bittersweet ending.


          (DVD-127)  This presentation is 1 hour with English subtitles

   

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DVD-129    Firebombing of Dresden!
 

For thirty minutes, there is an excellent tour of Dresden prior to World War Two - sculpture, priceless works of art by the great masters, buildings, churches, museums etc.  There are scenes of Dresden in the winter with choirs singing Christmas carols; shops filled with toys, gingerbread houses and happy children waiting for the visit from Father Christmas.

Then, on 9 February 1945, they met "Bomber" Harris!  Waves of LANCASTER bombers poured incendiary and cluster bombs on this helpless city and four hours later, as the city was filled with first aid workers, fire fighters, relief people of all kinds - the second wave, twice as many bombers ravaged the city again.  According to information in this DVD, it was the first time ever in history that a firestorm was deliberately planned.

There are interviews with survivors and scathing commentary by David Irving, who claimed that the entire disaster was deliberately planned by Winston Churchill!  Irving claims that this was act of deliberate murder of German civilians by Churchill and Harris, and he calls them "war criminals".  Irving quotes the various acts he accused Churchill and Harris, right from the Geneva Convention itself.  But, as he points out, the winners of a war could do nothing wrong while the losers had no rights remaining.

The DVD shows refugees fleeing through the snow on St. Valentine's Day 1945 when B-17 bombers came over then fighters came to machine gun anything that moved, which included refugees along the roadside.  According to Irving’s research, the American pilots were told there were munitions and weapons factories, training facilities for the U-Bootwaffe and even a new HQ for Hitler and his staff.  There were none.  Dresden was filled with refugees, sick and wounded in makeshift hospitals - defenseless.


NOTE
- This DVD does not portray the Allies, especially Winston Churchill, in a very nice light.  If you are faint of heart; if you would rather believe the stories you were given in history classes than the hard truth, then this DVD is NOT FOR YOU!

     (DVD-129)  This presentation is 1 hour 20 minute spoken in English

   

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DVD-130   Geburtstag des Führers
 

This DVD begins with Germany's utter despair during the Weimar Republic with runaway inflation, massive unemployment and the utter collapse of this Government.  Out of these ashes arose Adolf Hitler and the NSDAP.  Here we see his rise to power as shown in parades and marches.

Geburtstag des Führers, or the Leader's Birthday, became an annual event and grew larger each year prior to the war - marches, parades and gifts from all corners of Germany as well as much of Europe.  During these celebrations, we see familiar faces of history: Hitler, Rudolf Hess, Raeder, Göring, GeneralOberst Heinz Guderian, von Ribbentrop, Jodl, Heinrich Himmler, Karl Dönitz, Josef Stalin, Artur Axmann, Dr. Josef Goebbels, Dr. Ley, Field Marshall Keitel, Benito Mussolini, Neville Chamberlain and many others.

During these parades, the cream of the Wehrmacht is seen; paratroops, Kriegsmarine, cavalry, light and heavy armor, artillery and mechanized infantry.

During the birthday celebration in 1944, it is easy to tell that the officers, troops and civilians are trying desperately to put a brave face on a hopeless situation.....and there is no celebration for the 20th of April 1945, as the Soviets are crashing through Berlin and Germany is mere days from total destruction.

While this DVD is based on the celebrations surrounding Hitler's birthday each year,
it is also a pictorial mini-history of the way the war progressed and then regressed in Germany through the years from giddy victory after victory, to the bitter and hopeless defeat.

          (DVD-130)  This presentation is 50 minutes spoken in English

   

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DVD-131   Interview with Wolf Hess
 

This DVD contains shocking new information on how the British were able to escape at Dunkirk and on the Churchill Government's continually pressing forward with the war effort even while Hitler was trying to make peace with the British - even Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, father of John F. Kennedy, tried to help with the peace process, but to no avail.

Wolf Hess speaks of the peace mission of his father, and why he later was kept incommunicado by the demands of the British, and the circumstances of his death.  History has shown - Hitler did not want war with England.

On this DVD, Wolf Hess reads the peace proposal that his father carried with him on that famous flight to Scotland - item by item.  Wolf Hess gives details on how Michael Gorbachev pushed for the release of Rudolf Hess years after the war.  It had long been claimed that the United States, England and France, wanted to release Hess for years but that the Soviets continually blocked his release.  Once the Soviets said that Hess should be released - the British could not allow this.  Wolf Hess gives the details.

He speaks about the farce of his father's alleged suicide and the Allied cover-up.  He gives the startling results of the second autopsy, which was ordered by the Hess family.

Wolf Hess claims that he was contacted by an Israeli intelligence agent who told him that two members of the British 2nd SAS murdered Rudolf Hess, and he gives a great deal of evidence point to exactly that - a British murder and cover up to prevent Rudolf Hess from talking to the press upon his release.

Wolf Hess states on this DVD that he will work tirelessly to expose the truth about his father, about the Churchill Government blocking all peace attempts by Hitler, about the cover up and the murder of his father.


     (DVD-131)  This presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes spoken in English

   

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DVD-132   SS Viking Division
 

This DVD covers the entire history of this famed elite combat force.  You'll see the formation of the Division, the intense training the men endured.  You'll see the commanders and you'll live the intense combat these men fought in throughout World War II.  There is extensive footage of all the major campaigns - all shot by German newsreel cameramen.  This DVD will put you right in the thick of the combat - you WILL BE WITH the SS Viking Division as they fight!

The emblem of the 5th SS Division Wiking is not a rolling Swastika; it is a German sunburst.

You'll see the SS Viking Division infantry, cavalry & armor - you'll see Guderian, von Kleist and Sharkhunters Member LEON deGRELLE (1835-1991),  Hitler and Goebbels make a visit to the Division.....it is all here on this DVD!


     (DVD-132)

   

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DVD-133   History of the SS
 

This DVD, spoken in English, shows complete history of this elite fighting force - the selection, the training then into the battle actions of Operation Barbarossa, Stalingrad, Kursk and others.

Historical figures are seen on this videotape - Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Großadmiral Erich Raeder, Heinrich Himmler, Sepp Dietrich, Rudolf Hess, Ernst Röhm, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Guderian, Josef Stalin, Hermann Göring, Marshal Zhukov and many more.

You'll see scenes of the famed Blood Flag Ceremony and there is great music throughout the DVD.  While the British announcer feels the need to make a rare negative comment, his praise of the honor, professionalism and unwavering bravery runs all through the tape.

It is universally accepted that the Waffen SS were the best fighters in World War Two – the best trained, best led, the best motivated and the toughest to fight against.


     (DVD-133)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-135   Blitzkrieg in France
 

Much of this DVD comes from the Deutsche Wochenschau, from the German newsreels that played in theaters across Germany during WW II.

On foot, on horseback, on bicycles and mechanized - the Wehrmacht moves steadily into France.  Cannons thunder and the invasion begins.  You'll see armor, artillery and infantry in action - and French troops surrendering by the hundreds.

The Maginou Line is breached and we see the overgrown trenches of World War I.  Hundreds of French fighter planes are captured, still under construction in the factory.  During a lull in the fighting, infantrymen share food, cigarettes and schnapps with German tank crews.

We see Adolf Hitler with Generals Jodl and Keitel, Hermann Göring and Erich Raeder in a planning session around massive maps.  Soon, the German Flag is raised over Paris atop of the Eiffel Tower!  There is a massive victory parade of the German troops along the Champs Elyssee.

We'll see memorial and medal awarding ceremonies at the Arc d'Triumph then the entire French surrender ceremony is on the tape - in the same train car where Germany signed the infamous Treaty of Versailles in 1918.

Hitler and his staff arrive in München by train to greet Il Duce and soon they are in the black staff car in the motorcade through the city.


There is a lot of awe-inspiring actual combat here, and the DVD ends with a stirring rendition of the German National Anthem.


The veteran who sent the master of this film to us said,
"This is a great video with stirring music."  He somewhat understated this DVD - it is outstanding, and stirring music with stay in your mind for hours.

        
    (DVD-135)  This presentation is one hour spoken in German

   

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DVD-136   Birth of a Nation
 

         Birth of a Nation

                               
   (Beginning of the Ku Klux Klan)


This classic film was made in 1915 and starred silent screen beauty Lillian Gish.  You must know this movie, but here is a short description anyway.  This is American history including:
          Plantation life in the middle 1800’s
          Freeing of the slaves;
          American Civil War


Young men on both sides marched off to war in high spirits until the South lay prostrate and helpless with the Confederate defeat.  There is wholesale murder and rape of a defenseless people as in wars for countless centuries.  Plunder, pillage and destruction are the order of the day in the defeated South.

We see a reenactment of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater, then ‘Reconstruction’ and the coming of the ‘Carpetbaggers’ to further depress the South while lining their own pockets.  Then there is the birth of the Klan.

This is an extremely interesting film, and the quotes from various American Presidents will open your eyes.

                 (DVD-136)     This presentation is 3 hours; silent film.

   

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DVD-137   German Folk Life
 

This film, made in the late war years in Germany in FULL COLOR, was meant to show the German people that the war would not change daily life and the populace was backing and helping the troops.

We see happy Hitler Youth marching down farm roads, helping to bring in the hay and the crops.  As a break in their routine, they are playing chess in a German village in the Hartz Mountains - on a giant chessboard with real people!  Local customs give a warm, light look at German lifestyles in 1944.

We are in Berlin before the intense bombing - at the famed Berlin Zoo, attending outdoor boxing matches, taking boat rides on the lakes.....there are young people at the beach and kids eating ice cream.

There is very little to remind us that Germany is deeply involved in a war for her own survival - a Cossack cavalry troop of the Wehrmacht is on practice maneuvers; an armor unit cleans and services their tank; S-Boats are on training maneuvers passing many heavy units of the Kriegsmarine; the Falshirmjäger (paratroops) in jump school being taught by veterans of the Crete campaign jumping out of JU-52 aircraft; Gebirgsjäger (mountain troops) in a heavy snowstorm in the Italian Alps; German troops in Finland and Norway working with happy locals and potential Luftwaffe pilots are in glider training.  German Red Cross ladies are handing out packages and caring for wounded, no matter what uniform.

But we are quickly brought back to the theme of this film - the happy and unchanged life at home.  We are in the Busch Circus with elephants, horseback performers, tightrope walkers and naturally, the clowns.  There is a look at the wine harvest on the banks of the Rhine with soldiers and young girls collecting the grapes.  We see the famed riding school in Vienna with the Lippizaner stalions and we have a good look at the Rehperbahn - this is the bright lights section of Hamburg, and on this evening, it is jammed, as usual, with happy revelers.

This DVD is a wonderful look, with fantastic music, at the German lifestyle that was forever swept away in 1945.


        
    (DVD-137)  This COLOR presentation has English subtitles

   

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DVD-138   Hitler Junge Quex
 

This film, made by UFA in 1933, tells the story of a young German boy who is small for his age, is picked on and bullied by his peers.  His mother commits suicide and he finds the Hitler Youth.  He becomes a member of the Hitler Youth and works hard for the movement but as he is completing his mission, he is killed by Communist agitators and becomes a martyr.

There is stirring music all through this film, which has become a classic.

This was meant to show how deeply the German people were devoted to Hitler and to the new Germany.


        
    (DVD-138)  This presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes spoken in German

   

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DVD-139   Fortress Europe
 

This is a compilation of German newsreel films from Die Deutsche Wochenschau from 1943 through 1944.  The film shows the building of the Atlantic Wall, the fortifications with the massive guns, AA guns, armor and rail-mobile troops.  Nearby airfields have a large number of ME 109, FW 190 and ME 110 fighter aircraft, ready to turn back the anticipated Allied assault.

This DVD takes us deep into underground magazines beneath these massive guns and we watch as the armorers move giant shells and powder bags through the magazine, up the elevators to the guns.

We see a Kriegsmarine battle fleet, with some heavies, departing for a patrol with their escorts.  There are parades through Paris and we see von Runstadt, Sepp Dietrich, General Hausser, Erwin Rommel and other battle commanders.  Later, Rommel himself tours the Atlantic Wall for an inspection tour and we see guns so massive that the gunners actually walk through the barrels to clean them!

Rommel delivers a motivational speech to the troops, and we see captured American newsreel film showing US Army practicing amphibian landing assaults.

On 6 June, we see a great deal of footage showing the heavy fighting and always showing the Wehrmacht winning - prisoners are paraded past the camera, shot down planes and gliders are shown and we see thousands upon thousands of French citizens who now have no homes because the Allied bombing raids and the artillery shelling have destroyed entire cities and towns.  They do not have good words to say about the Allies coming to "liberate" them.  We see combat troops of the regular army, of the Waffen SS and of the Hitler Jugend SS divisions.  This is great history!

 

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DVD-140   Nürnberg - the Beginning!
 

This is from German films in 1930.  The DVD opens with a traveler's view of this magnificent ancient city, capitol of Franconia first by air then by car.  A JU-52 tri-motor transport lands, Hitler emerges and walks to his gleaming black Mercedes touring car for the ride to his hotel.

The primary theme of this film is the gathering strength of the Party and the re-arming of Germany as we see more ships being launched, more tanks and planes coming out of the factories, more guns and rifles.  The stirring songs on this tape bring us back more than seven decades to a time in history unlike ever before or since.

You'll see battle training maneuvers with the most modern Luftwaffe aircraft of the day with ground fire from Flak.  There are paratroops & tanks, all in full battle array.  The film closes with an eerie but powerful torchlight parade.


       
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DVD-141   Advances in Russia - part I
 

We see relentless advances by the Wehrmacht in many areas of the Soviet Union.  At this time in World War II, they were unstoppable.

 

The "Star of Afrika", fighter pilot Marseilles, is seen receiving the Crossed Swords to his Knights Cross with Oak Leaf directly from Hitler.  Then Hitler meets with many dignitaries including Himmler, Raeder, Jodl, Mannerheim and Göring.

 

EASTERN FRONT:

Foot soldiers slog on through knee-deep mud, rest a while then they attack Soviet troops.  There are Flemish, Dutch and Norwegian troops of the Wehrmacht in German Wehrmacht uniforms, fighting at the front alongside German soldiers.

 

HE 111 bombers pound the Soviet positions from altitude, then the STUKA dive bombers dive on the Soviet infantry - and German panzers move against the Soviet lines.

 

In the UKRAINE:

The STUKA dive bombers and ME 109 escorts go after Sevastopol.  German and Romanian infantry advance relentlessly.  We see von Mannstein and his staff as they survey their victory.  In the harbor at Sevastopol, there are half-sunken Soviet ships littering the harbor.

 

NORTH AFRIKA FRONT:

Rommel and his staff inspect the harbor facilities as his soldiers frolic in the ocean.  Captured British generals are interrogated as Kesselring visits.  The battle begins; German tanks move forward.

        
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DVD-142   Advances in Russia - part II
 

There is a birthday celebration in Prague for the President of Czechoslovakia and many Party leaders are there.  We see the Great German Art Exposition in München with hundreds upon hundreds pieces of fine art on display.  Many of these beautiful pieces of art are now lost forever.

 

At the Führer HQ, Hitler, Jodl and Keitel greet von Mannstein.

 

U-Boats return to a hero's welcome - Jochen Mohr and his crew of U-124 are especially honored.  We see Member JÜRGEN WATTENBERG, Skipper of U-162, present the pig named Douglas, to his Flotillen Chef.  Admiral Dönitz is on hand to present medals.

 

We have a rare view of a BV-138 diesel powered flying boat on recon patrol over the Arctic Sea. They spot a huge convoy bound for Murmansk, and the attack forces are sent out to destroy it.  JU 88 bombers overhead and U-Boats beneath the waves; the convoy is decimated.  The aircrews celebrate back at their base as medals are awarded.  Generaloberst Dietl is on hand to review the troops.

 

Kriegsmarine minesweepers come under attack by Soviet aircraft as the sweep mines from waters off Finland.  The planes are driven off but soon Soviet torpedo boats attack the minesweepers.  They too are driven off.  The mine sweepers continue their work.

 

Land forces advance relentlessly toward the Don River Valley.  The Arbeitsdienst is there in force to build the roads as needed.  The mechanized troops and the Luftwaffe pound the enemy.

 

There is a lot of historical combat shown in this DVD.

        
    (DVD-142) English subtitles

   

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DVD-143   the Third Reich - in COLOR!
 

This DVD, made up of professional and amateur films alike - German, American, Canadian, British and Italian - chronicles the Third Reich from 1937 until the end of the war.  You'll see parties, dances, parades and celebrations in Germany as well as Paris, London, Venice and New York.

 

There are parades in Berlin with Mussolini and Hitler.....Hans Bauer took a lot of film.  In other Berliner parades, the theme harkens back to medieval times and many parade floats feature beautiful women - totally nude!  In 1938 Hitler travels to Italy to meet with King Victor Emanuel.

 

You will also see some scenes that will open your eyes such as Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun entertaining guests Marlene Dietrich and.....Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. at the Berghof; Marlene Dietrich is on vacation with future American President John F. Kennedy.  In 1939, Eva Braun sailed to Norway aboard the liner SS MILWAUKEE with her movie camera in hand.

 

Prior to the outbreak of war, we see JG 54, the famed "Green Heart Hunter" Squadron, training for the coming conflict.  We see the countryside, the villages, prisoners, soldiers, tanks and planes.

 

England is preparing for the invasion that never came.  Despite his promise that "No mother's son will be sent to fight in Europe", FDR was quick to prepare for doing exactly that.  Thousands of Hitler Youth are filmed on maneuvers - in the New Jersey countryside, while German film makers in Hollywood frolic on the Santa Monica beach with German-born film stars.

 

Canadians loading war materiel in Halifax; FDR & Churchill at  Casablanca in which FDR surprised everyone including Churchill - and made the war last at least one year longer than necessary, by publicly stating that only the complete and unconditional surrender of Germany would be accepted.  How many tens of thousands of soldiers on all sides could have lived if FDR had not made that statement.....

 

This DVD is a wonderful look, with fantastic music, at the German lifestyle that was forever swept away in 1945.

  
    (DVD-143) this presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes spoken in English

   

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DVD-144   DESPAIR!!!
 

What happened to the people of Germany after the surrender was horrible - especially in the regions that were taken over by the Soviets.

This film depicts the helplessness of the people - the forced labor, the dangerous job of clearing mine fields and the harsh winter conditions in the camps.

All too often the "establishment media" shows the same tired old scenes in the camps during the war, but here is a look at what the victorious Allies did to the defeated Germans for years after the war.  It is truthful and accurate, but not pretty.

This DVD shows, in stark realism, how the victorious Allies treated the defenseless German people after May of 1945 - the same as conquerors usually treat the defeated.

This is not a photo of any camps – these are some of the Germans who were massacred by the thousands!

  
    (DVD-144) this presentation is 45 minutes spoken in German

   

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DVD-145   Shattered Dreams
 

The beginning of the Reich - the 1923 beer hall putsch.....the beautiful buildings, plazas etc. built by and used by the Reich, the art galleries housing some of the world's most beautiful modern art and so many other historic buildings in Munich are shown in this DVD - inside and outside.  We also visit the famed Hofbraühaus where the mass meetings were held.

We see the early days - the selection of the troops, the training and the parades.  We tour the compound on the Obersalzberg where Hitler, Bormann, Göring and Speer had beautiful homes.  Today, all but Speer's home are totally gone.  We tour the Platerhof hotel and other buildings including the SS Junker School and the Eagle's Nest - these too, all demolished except the Eagle's Nest.  In this tape, we are inside as well as around the homes and the buildings and all but the Eagle's Nest had entrances to massive tunnel and bunker systems emanating from deep in their cellars.  Only the Hotel zum Türken still remains intact of the buildings with tunnels in the cellar.  All the others are totally gone.

We tour Nürnberg - the massive buildings built for and used in the celebrations of the Reich with full descriptions of each and what function it served, and what it is used for today.

Berlin - Capitol of the Reich and the most famous landmark, the Brandenburg Gate.  We tour inside and around the buildings of the Reich during the days of the 1930's and again when the camera returned in the early 1990's.  We go through the buildings that are left.....


AND WE TOUR INSIDE THE FÜHRERBUNKER!
  The cameras go inside and we see Hitler's study, bedroom, the lobby, Eva Braun's bedroom - we tour through so many rooms it is not possible to list them all here.  This is the only tour inside the Führerbunker we know of, and since the bunker is totally covered today with apartment buildings and parking lot built on top of it, there is no possibility to enter again.

  
    (DVD-145)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-146   Personal Wars
 

In the 1990's, several Wehrmacht veterans were interviewed about their time in World War II.  They all had taken extensive movie footage during the war and much of it is in full color!

Then go back in time with their movies and their narratives, remembering their time filming the Hitler Youth and the Arbeitsdienst on maneuvers, then into the Army training.  Like soldiers everywhere, they also spend some time chasing Army nurses.

They are with the first troops into Warsaw and later, we hear their personal thoughts as they are on the troop train for Stalingrad and Moscow for days in the bitter Russian winter.

We watch them get their "field haircuts" as they remember their mixed emotions of fear, joy and sadness some fifty years later.  They relive their first experiences with battle and with death around them.  Soviet planes are overhead and they shoot one down.  When they look for the pilot, they find nothing but a pile of burned, rumpled clothing and a few parts of the pilot.

We watch as one of them goes into a field hospital and we have a very realistic look at what goes on in a field hospital.....and later we see the withdrawal from the Crimean peninsula after the loss at the Battle of Kiev.  We see Field Marshall von Manstein with his troops.

This DVD gives a great look at the day to day life of a soldier in combat - what he thinks, what he feels and what he fears.  If you were ever in combat, this will bring back many memories.  If you were not in combat, this will put you right there!


  
    (DVD-146)  This presentation has English subtitles

   

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DVD-147   the Legion Condor
 

This DVD depicts the legendary Legion CONDOR as they assist Franco in the Spanish Civil War in the struggle to push the Communists out of Spain.

In the film, you will see the recruiting of the volunteers (
including some Americans and British), the training, the parades upon graduation and their movement to the trains that would take them to Spain - and into history.

The troops board transport JU-52 aircraft of the Spanish Air Force to transfer them to different parts of Spain and north Africa for their time in combat.  We see this combat in city after city, block after block and from house to house.

We see many scenes of various aircraft including some that were experimental after the end of World War I and were being tested in this conflict.  You'll see infantry, armor and air forces.....all in combat.  A JU-88 bomber is under attack from Spanish fighter planes.  The gunners in the bomber do their best, but it isn't looking good for the bomber.  Suddenly a flight of new ME 109 fighters blasts into the Spanish fighters, driving them off- the JU-88 is saved.

Madrid 28 March 1939, we see the massive Victory Parade through this city, and there is Francisco Franco to review the troops.  Then they head for the port and board troops ships for the return to Germany - these ships will not live more than a few more years.  They disembark in Hamburg along the familiar banks of the Elbe, and parade through that city.  There are Victory Parades in various German cities, culminating in a massive parade under the Brandenburg Gate.  It is truly a step back into history!


  
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DVD-148   Reich Classics
 

From the early days if the Reich until near the end of the war, there were concerts to showcase the high level of culture in all phases of the Arts brought by the Reich to Germany.  This DVD brings you outstanding orchestral performances by the leading orchestras of the Reich, led by some of the world's finest conductors.  The selections include:

   The William Tell Overture        Die Meistersinger


There is a very short look at the Wehrmacht Victory Parade in Paris in 1940, and we see all the artists and performers of the Berlin Opera arriving in Paris - with Madame Wagner!  The performances continue and Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1940 with Madame Wagner again in attendance!

 

The Berlin Philharmonic performs in factories to keep the spirits of the workers upbeat.  Frau Winifried Wagner & Dr. Lei attend a performance in July in the Beyeruth Festspielhaus.


This DVD is not only for those who love the classics - it is also a voyage into the history of the Third Reich and their efforts to bring the classics to the forefront in post-depression Berlin.  If you love classical music, you'll love this outstanding collection and if you love the history of the Reich, you will love this DVD.


  
    (DVD-148)  This presentation contains beautiful classical music and a look inside the Reich

   

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DVD-149   Krieg in Farben I
(the War in Color - Part 1)
 

This DVD is fully in color, and is a compilation of color films from many sources, both amateur and professional.  This is extremely rare footage - some never seen before!

 

·         Beautiful girls in Bavaria, training at dance;

·         Pre-war parades and the Berghof on the Obersalzberg;

·         German troops in combat in the Spanish Civil War;

·         1938.....the Hitler Youth in training exercises;

·         Beautiful old Germany cities - beer gardens and bands;

·         72 Fighter Group's Me 109 fighters ready for action;

·         It is harvest time on German farms in the fall of 1939;

·         GNEISENAU in port in Kiel for refit;

·         The war begins - Poland falls, Britain mobilizes.....and we watch
          two British merchant ships sunk by U-46;

·         We see HMS COSSACK seize the supply ship ALTMARK;

·         The sweet life of the German occupying forces in Paris;

·         We are on board USS HORNET with "Bull" Halsey steaming for Japan;

·         There is a great deal more historical footage.

 

There is a lot of fantastic color footage of the war on both sides and at the home fronts, many scenes never before seen.  The commentary is all in English, but the sometimes blatant propaganda is laughable.  This is a great look at the pre-war and early war years in full color.

  
    (DVD-149)  This presentation is in color and spoken in English

   

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 DVD-150   Krieg in Farben II
(the War in Color - Part 2)
 

This DVD is fully in color, and is a compilation of color films from many sources, both amateur and professional.  This is extremely rare footage - some never seen before!

·        Rare uncensored film of Berlin in 1942 with air raid damage;

·        Army Group South begins their assault in the Ukraine;

·        Wehrmacht troops in the Ukraine are treated to entertainment in a camp show;

·        Heavy combat in Tunis, North Africa;

·        Gebirgsjäger fighting the Red Army in the Caucasus in 1943.....this segment of film was thought to have been lost, but one copy was discovered in a Moscow archive;

·        We are at a tank maintenance unit on the Eastern Front;

·        A rare piece of film with dictator Tito in his mountain hideout;

·        CAPTURE OF U-505!  Film segments never seen before;

·        D-Day invasion, seen from sea and land;

·        German FLAK against Soviet airplanes;

·        After the war, Marshall Zhukov enters Red Square on a prancing white horse to the tumultuous cheers of his troops - the displeasure on Stalin's face is most evident;

·        We watch the famous ceremony in Red Square of the Soviet troops throwing down the Regimental standards of all the Wehrmacht regiments;

There is a lot of fantastic color footage of the war on both sides and at the home fronts, many scenes never before seen.  The commentary is all in English.  This is a great look at the war from about 1940 onward and all in full color.

     
    (DVD-150)  This presentation is in color and spoken in English

   

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DVD-151   Hitler's First Speech
 

This was the first speech made by Adolf Hitler after he was elected Chancellor of Germany.  The speech was made on 10 February 1933 in the Berlin Sportsplatz.

Tens of thousands pack the facility and Dr. Josef Goebbels opens the evening's program with a speech of his own with a heavy anti-Communist slant.  It is a powerful speech and the crowd loves it.  It is easy to understand why he was so good at propaganda.

Finally, Hitler enters – the crowd goes wild with enthusiasm, and he makes his first speech as Chancellor of Germany.  He promises that Germany will no longer be divided, no longer have class struggle - but will be one Germany with one people.

The evening closes with tens of thousands in the crowd singing the Horst Wessel Lied (
illegal in Germany today) and the dignitaries proceed out of the Sportsplatz.  It is a powerful film!

  
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DVD-152   Franco's Italians
 

Beautiful cities give way to the ravages of the Spanish Civil War - Italy sends troops to aid Franco.  A partisan is caught, tried and put into a cell specifically designed to drive him mad.

This DVD gives good looks at rare aircraft - tri-motor Italian seaplane, Italian Air Force fighters and bombers.  After the raids, we see sunken ships, destroyed harbor facilities and other evidence of a successful bombing raid.

Italian troops are in Cataluna, fighting the Bolsheviks all the way to the Mediterranean; there is stirring Italian music throughout the entire tape.  There are soup lines for the civilians caught in the devastation and they also receive army field rations.

We see Generalisimo Franco at the head of the victory parade in Madrid.  There is cavalry, infantry, planes overhead, mechanized artillery, light armor and much more.

This is a powerful and stirring DVD and an interesting look into the Italian efforts in the Spanish Civil War.


  
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DVD-153   Italian Air Force
 

The focus is the Italian Air Force in the Spanish Civil War and it shows bombing attacks and the destroyed villages.  Italian tri-motor bombers leaving their base on missions.  A pilot with just one leg sadly watches his fighter squadron take to the skies to escort the bombers.  American show tunes are playing on the radio in the ready room.

The bombers drop their ordnance and head for home, leaving the fighters free to roam at will, strafing convoys and anything else that moved on the ground.  Another bombing mission and the bombs fall to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s "1812 Overture".

Enemy bombers are now sighted, and the Italian AA opens up as their fighters take to the skies.  Dogfights blossom all over the heavens.  Heavy combat action.

This is a really great look at some very rare Italian planes in combat.


  
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DVD-154   Operation Drumbeat
 

Here we see just how totally unprepared the United States was at the beginning of the American entry into World War II.  Some say it was because the USA simply was not prepared while others cite the arrogance of Admiral Ernest J. King as the reason so many ships were sunk, so many merchant sailors were lost within sight of American shores.  This DVD is not flattering to Admiral King.

This tape includes shots of ERICH TOPP (U-552)
, Großadmiral Karl Dönitz, REINHARD HARDEGEN (U-123), KURT MÜLLER (U-352) and many other U-Boatfahrer and merchant seamen alike.

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We learn the story of the sinkings of the destroyer USS JACOB JONES, known as the old "JAKEY"; of the loss of SS INDIA ARROW, SS CARIB SEA, SS JOHN D. GILL and the tanker SS GULF AMERICA.


  
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DVD-155   Moonwalk?
Did the United States actually place a man
on the moon?  Or was it merely Hollywood?
This DVD shows the following:


Did American astronauts really walk on the moon or was this all a Cold-War propaganda coup?  We know what you probably think - but after viewing this DVD, with interviews by several astronauts and top-ranking members of President Nixon's cabinet - you might find yourself wondering...........we were.
 



On this DVD, obtained from a German source, you will hear interviews of those who were there - they who know what is truth and what is fabrication.

Walt Disney was consulted and his studios used in part.  Stanley Kubrick was in charge.  We see Nixon rehearsing a speech he would have to make if the men did land on the moon and failed to return.  Alexander Haig devised the plan to fake the actual moon landing in a Hollywood movie set, Rumsfeld brought it to Nixon.  He agreed, and they went into production.

When handed the slip of paper on which was written:

One small step for man; One giant leap for mankind!"

Astronaut Neal Armstrong's comment was, "Who wrote that crap?"


Glaring errors are pointed out in the film of the moon landing along with some hilarious chat on the helmet radios of the men on the moon - nothing you would expect two men making the first footprints on the moon would be saying to each other.  There are interviews with:  Christiane Kubrick; Godfrey Hoffman – CIA; Fahrouk Elbaz – NASA; Jan Harlan; David Scott - Apollo 15 astronaut; Jack Torrence; Buzz Aldrin – astronaut; Lois Aldrin – wife; Eve Kendall - Nixon's Secretary; David Bowman - NASA Houston; Maria Vargas; Richard Helms – CIA; General Vernon Walters – CIA; Dimitri Muffley - CIA/KGB; Ambrose Chapel – CIA; and the most revealing information comes from interviews with: 
Donald Rumsfeld; General Alexander Haig; Henry Kissinger and  Lawrence Eagleberger.

Many of the production crew that worked on the production met with strange - and sudden - deaths, including General Vernon Walters, CIA.

Did Americans walk on the moon or was this just a very expensive Hollywood production made to fool the world and the Soviets in particular?  Look at the film and you decide.


         
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DVD-156   Top Secret 212 Class
 

This was the first look at the super-secret 212 Class Air-Independent German Submarine, said to be the most modern non-nuclear submarine in the world.

 

This tape was gotten out of Germany at the beginning of 2005 and we see the newest, most modern non-nuclear submarine in the world, the German 212 Class air-independent submarine capable of running engines at depths of 1,000 feet (or more) and able to remain submerged for weeks at a time.

On this DVD we see the first of the 212 Class, U-31, on sea trials operating with a frigate.  There are views from shore, by divers around the boat underwater; we go all through the boat compartment by compartment -
there is a thorough look inside the CIC (combat Information Center) with views of all the high-tech equipment and displays.  There is even a look at the one item on a submarine that is always forbidden - the propeller!

We see a comparison between U-31, the newest 212 Class long-range boat to be built and U-30, the last of the old 206 Alpha Class coastal boats.  These 212 Class boats are extremely modern - streamlined, ultra-quiet and able to remain submerged for weeks at a time.  All these qualities make for a super-submarine.

  
    (DVD-156)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-157   der Weltfeind
 

             
The complete title is
"Kampf Gegen der Weltfeind" and it translates to "Struggle Against the World's Enemy" which means Bolshevism or Communism.

We see the German men and women volunteer to fight against the Communism takeover of Europe.  There are scenes of ground forces, U-Boats, JU-52 aircraft taking troops into combat.  There is artillery, armor as well as the tried and true Me 109 and Me 110 aircraft.

We see the symbolic scene of a Nationalist Spanish tank smashing through a brick wall that is painted with the hammer and sickle and of course, many victory parades.


  
    (DVD-157)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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DVD-158   Adolf Hitler
Dead or Alive
 

This is a 1943 propaganda film in which an American millionaire offers a reward of one million dollars to anyone who can either capture or kill Hitler.

Three gangsters, fresh out of Alcatraz penitentiary, take the job.  In order to get into Germany, they enlist with the Canadian Army paratroops and during a jump over France, they hijack the transport plane and fly over Germany, where they bail out, forcing the pilot to jump with them.

Once on the ground, they hijack a beer truck but are captured by the Gestapo and taken to a POW camp where they are interrogated.  They do not tell the real reason they are in Germany - only that they must see Hitler.  Their cell is bugged with a hidden microphone but a beautiful countess helps them escape.

 

They take German uniforms from the guards and make a break out of the camp, but one of the three is killed in the gun battle.  His friends have great praise for the man who would give up his life for his friends.  They escape into the countryside, but the countess finds them and hides the two remaining gangsters and the Canadian pilot in her basement.  They learn that Hitler will be in town that evening and the countess, an outstanding singer, must perform for him.  She has no choice but to agree, but she demands her normal string quartet to be her accompaniment.

The quartet arrive at her home but while she is in her room getting dressed the two gangsters, the pilot and the butler overpower the four musicians, dress in their tuxedoes, and go with the countess to the reception.  There is another gun battle, a second gangster is killed but they kidnap Hitler and escape with the SS and the Gestapo in hot pursuit.

Do they escape?  Do they collect the $1,000,000 reward?  What happens to Hitler?  To the countess - and to the one remaining gangster and the Canadian pilot?  What would you think would happen to these people in a 1943 propaganda melodrama?  This DVD tells is all and is an interesting look into the wartime propaganda films of the war years.


  
    (DVD-158)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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A Leni Riefenstahl Film!

DVD-159   1929 Party Rally
Nürnberg
 

This is the movie record of the 1929 Party Rally in Nürnberg and while it is not the type of massive gala videos we have seen from the works of Sharkhunters Member Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993), it is truly a historic record on film.  In this film, you will see:

·        Baldur von Schirach

·         Adolf Hitler

·         von Pfeffer

·         Bouhler

·         Alfred Rosenberg

·         Julius Streicher

·         Hermann Göring................

and many, many more of the founders of the movement.

This DVD does not have the speeches we normally see in these Party rally films but rather this appears to have been a silent film with a dubbed in music track.  There are parades, torchlight parades, fireworks, the Blood Flag Ceremony, music by the SA Band, more parades and ceremonies - and all with powerful, stirring music.


  
    (DVD-159)  This is a Leni Riefenstahl (3157-1993) presentation

   

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DVD-161   Learn to Fly the P-47
 

Learn to fly the P-47 THUNDERBOLT..........the legendary 'JUG' of World War II.

 

This film opens with about 20 minutes of hard core combat action with P-47, P-38 and P-51 bomber escort missions and fighter sweeps.  This segment is filled entirely with air combat with plenty of gun camera footage from American as well as German gun cameras.  The film's narrator is Sharkhunters Member RONALD REAGAN (1858-1991)!

 

Then we go through the same training as a USAAF fighter pilot would receive in 1941, learning to fight the P-47 Thunderbolt in this film - we preflight around the outside of your aircraft then into the cockpit and we look over the controls - how they work, what they do, etc.  Then we taxi out in our 'JUG' and take off, familiarizing ourselves with the characteristics of this fighter including normal combat maneuvers such as dive, loop, roll, Immelmann, split-S, spin, recovery and so much more.  You'll be ready to jump into the cockpit of your own P-47 when you finish this film.

 

The film closes with more actual combat action and follows one day in the lives of seven different P-47 pilots in different areas of combat including Italy, France, Germany and the South Pacific.  The narrator is still RONALD REAGAN (1858-1991).

             (DVD-161)  This presentation is spoken in English – by
RONALD REAGAN (1858-1991)

Actual combat films from P-47 gun cameras and the training film that USAAF pilots saw in their training in the early war years.  Sharkhunters Member RONALD REAGAN (1858-1991) is the narrator.

     (DVD-161)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-162   Learn to fly the B-25
and the B-26
 

This is another of the USAAF instructional films.  Here we learn to fly both the B-25 MITCHELL as well as the B-26 MARAUDER often times called 'the Widowmaker'.

 

We begin with a walk around inspection outside our MITCHELL, then all through the interior of this great medium bomber with checklist in hand.  This gives us a great look at this aircraft, inside and out - all through the plane.  We sit in the pilot's seat and go through the checklist, then we start those two huge radial engines and taxi out.  We are in the cockpit, flying the plane and putting her through her maneuvers to see how she handles.  The B-25 is an outstanding aircraft - you'll love it!

 

Then we do the same with the B-26, the plane known as 'the Widowmaker'!

 

With checklist in hand, we preflight, taxi out and we are in the air.  The Instructor Pilot tells us that the B-26 can handle a dive or a power-off stall.......then he lists all everything that the B-26 can NOT do in the way of normal aerobatics.  They were called 'the Widowmaker' for good reason.

Suddenly, one engine quits and they are faced with the worst fears of a B-26 pilot.....single engine operation of this aircraft.  The Instructor coaches the student pilot calmly through his landing - you only get ONE chance with a B-26 on a single engine.  After landing, the Instructor Pilot checks to see why the port engine quit.  It seems that the Crew Chief, Corporal Smith, mistakenly switched fuel from the wrong tank, causing the port engine quit from fuel starvation.

 

The last we see of Corporal Smith..............I mean Private Smith, he was reassigned to permanent KP duty!

 

This is a great piece of internal propaganda, making it appear that flying the B-26 was no different than flying any other plane - even though many pilots hated this 'Widowmaker'.

             (DVD-162)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-163  

Learn to fly the P-40
and the P-38

 

Another of the USAAF instructional films.  Here we learn to fly both the P-40 WARHAWK as well as the P-38 LIGHTNING.

 

We begin with a walk around inspection outside our P-40, then preflight inside and out then we taxi out and put this ship through her paces.  There were other fighters that were faster and more maneuverable, but the P-40 was one tough, battle tested fighter.....just ask the AVG (the Flying Tigers) about this fearsome killing machine.  We take our P-40 through all her aerobatic maneuvers and by the time our flight ends, we are ready to join the Flying Tigers!  Where is the recruiter?

 

Then we do the same with the awesome 'Forked Tail Devil' as the P-38 LIGHTNING was called!

 

This twin engine fighter could do it all - she could climb, dive and turn better than most fighters and she could turn either direction without having to fight propeller torque, thanks to her contra-rotating engines.  All her guns were in the nose, giving her a fearsome blast of gunnery at one aiming point.

 

If this film and these training sessions don't have you pulling out your old flight jacket, you'd better check your pulse!

             (DVD-163)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-164   Flying with the
'Nickel Air Force'
 

Southwest Pacific in late summer 1943 - the Rabaul Triangle is the target for the planes of the 5th Air Force, nicknamed the 'Nickel Air Force'.  This film is jam packed with air combat footage of B-24 LIBERATOR heavy bombers and B-25 MITCHELL as well as B-26 MARAUDER.

 

In addition, there is plenty of action with P-38 LIGHTNING and P-40 WARHAWK fighters, all in action over places like Wewak, Ley and Fischhafen as the noose tightens around the Japanese stronghold at Rabaul.  Much of the combat footage is shot by cameras in the cockpits and you are right in the middle of the aerial combat.  This film is filled with combat action.

 

Transports are quickly bringing in supplies, then the C-47 'Gooney Birds' are over the target as hundreds upon hundreds of paratroops fill the skies to take the former Japanese bases.

 

This is non-stop combat action from beginning to end and you are right in the thick of it!

             (DVD-164)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-165   Battle for
Seeloh Heights
 

One of the bloodiest and most bitter armor and artillery battle ever in the history of warfare was fought on both sides of the Oder River.  The Red Army gathered in the little village of Küstrin on the eastern banks of the Oder and the German Army dug in on the flatlands and hills on the western side.  This was the bitter winter 1944/1945.  We see both sides rushing artillery and armor to the front and digging in as refugees flee in all directions.  The weather is bitter cold.

There are ruined buildings and bodies lie about in the snow.  Soviet commanders study their maps of the area and we watch them plan their next move.  Sturmovik bombers are overhead and we are in the cockpit, looking down on the battlefield.  Ancient fortifications are reduced to rubble.  German radio is filled with inspirational speeches and powerful music, but the end is obviously near.

We see probably the greatest pilot of all time, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, receiving his special medal - the
Knights Cross with Oak Leaf, Crossed Swords and Diamonds - in Gold!  No one else ever was decorated with this incredibly high honor.  He was in his hospital bed but he vowed to return to the fight quickly.  German Panzers are hidden in the woods waiting for the waves of Soviet T-34 tanks.  They don't have long to wait!  The Kaytusha rockets are launched, arriving in wave after wave of destruction.  The Red Army is advancing.  Marshall Georgi Zhukov is now on scene and in overall command - the wave of the Red Army moves rapidly to the west.  They find traitors hanging in the trees as they advance.

25 April 1945 - it is all but over and we are in the cockpit of Soviet aircraft high over the ruins of Berlin.


             (DVD-165)  This presentation is 45 minutes spoken in German

   

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DVD-166   Lager X
Starvation Camp
 

We have all heard of the so-called 'Eisenhower Starvation Camps' in which German prisoners were deliberately starved to death after the war ended by orders of General Eisenhower - more than a million perished this way in camps run by the French and by the Americans.  Here is the story of one such starvation camp, Lager X in Altheim, Austria.

The 'camp' was nothing but an open field with wire around it and guards with guns - no buildings, no latrines, no barracks, no mess hall - just an open field.  When the civilians tried to give water to the suffering men, the guards would shoot holes in the buckets - and sometimes hit the person holding it.  The prisoners were quickly reduced to skeletons and then they died.

This film, spoken in English, has verbal testimony of witnesses who saw this inhumanity with their own eyes....saw prisoners shot for no reason other than the sentry was drunk and wanted some target practice.  There are also interviews with survivors of this camp.  We visited this place in 2008.  The grave markers all show that the young SS men perished shortly after the end of the war.

Some were just kids.  It is a very sad testament indeed.


      (DVD-166)  This presentation is 1 hour 5 minutes and spoken in English

   

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DVD-167   Battle of the River Plate
 

Never before seen films of the pocket battleship ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE including building, launching, commissioning, sea trials and her sea battles criss-crossing the South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans.  There are clips of other Kriegsmarine heavy units and her supply ship ALTMARK.  Then this majestic ship enters Montevideo.

We see GRAF SPEE off loading her wounded.  Battle damage on this ship is easily seen.  Pretty South American girls giggle with their handsome German sailor boyfriends.  Civilians flock to the waterfront to watch this majestic ship glide out of the harbor to engage the British Fleet outside, only to watch in horror as GRAF SPEE is blown up by her own crew!  She burns for days.

The crew receives a heroes’ welcome ashore, but the sad note is the funeral of Kapitän zur See Langsdorf.

This film is very rare containing never before seen battle scenes.  Once you begin watching, you can’t stop.


     (DVD-167)  This presentation is 1 hour 30 minutes and spoken in Spanish

   

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DVD-168   Kamikaze!
 

This DVD contains rare and never before seen films of the Kamikaze attacks on the American Fleet during the battle for Okinawa.

Some of the footage is from official U.S. Navy films while more is from amateur films shot by American sailors caught up in this mass suicide known as Kamikaze.

In Japanese, Kamikaze means ‘Divine Wind’ which refers to a time in ancient history when an enemy fleet was poised off the Japanese shore, about to land and pillage the land.  A massive storm, a typhoon, sprang up and destroyed the enemy fleet and saved Japan and thus the concept of the suicide attacks that came to be known as ‘Kamikaze’.

This DVD will bring you right back to those days when life and death for the American crews depended on shooting down pilots who wanted to die anyway.

The master of this DVD came to us from a U. S. Navy veteran who was there.

      (DVD-168)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-169   BARB's Last Patrols
 

This DVD contains rare and never before seen films of the last 3 war patrols of USS BARB, the American submarine that sank the most Japanese tonnage in World War II.  She was commanded by Commander (later Rear Admiral) EUGENE FLUCKEY (2169-1992).  He was a Sharkhunters Member until he died and he served ten years on our Board of Advisors.

Mild-mannered Gene Fluckey was afraid of nothing in battle and he was decorated with the Medal of Honor for taking BARB up a river in China to sink many ships then escaping surfaced, at flank speed, in the blackness of night, down a river for which he had no charts of the shoals or mines.

One of his four Navy Cross decorations came when he put 8 men ashore on one of the Japanese home islands to blow up a train that carried more troops to debarkation points.  It was the only time that American military men set foot on the Japanese home islands during World War II.

This DVD is from the home movies made on the final three war patrols by the XO on the BARB, Sharkhunters Member, Captain MAX DUNCAN (3857-1994).  You have NEVER seen any of this footage before, and it’s all in color.


      (DVD-169)  This presentation is spoken in English

   

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DVD-170   Anti-Communist
Russians WW II!
 

Not all Russians were Communists and many fought on the side of the Third Reich to free their homeland from the Bolsheviks.  They were brave men who fought hard.



In fact, thousands wore the uniform of the Wehrmacht.  In this DVD you will see how it all came about and witness the training then the deployment of these forces.


      (DVD-170)  This presentation is 2 hours 45 minutes spoken in english

   

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DVD-171   die DEUTSCHE WOCHENSCHAU
 

DIE DEUTSCHE WOCHENSCHAU - (The German Weekly Review) was a series of German newsreels from 1940 until the end of World War II. Short movies, showing the young folk working in the country, dancing, playing chess, newsreels of Luftwaffe action (nightfighters), news from the fronts, Herman Goring, etc. Many others.  Despite Harry Giese's signature rat-a-tat narration that gives the proceedings a documentary-like tone, liberties were taken in retelling the facts in this Third Reich propaganda tool. Relive the old days of newsreels before the main event at the movies.


      (DVD-171)  This presentation is spoken in

   

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DVD-172   92nd Bomb Group - 1
 

Who hasn’t seen the footage of the 8th Air Force bombing over Europe?  But you have not seen these films; that’s for sure.  On this DVD you will naturally be along aboard a B-17 during a bombing raid – you’ll see the other bombers in your ‘combat box’, you’ll see the fighters boring in and the Flak taking its toll on your buddies.

You will also live the life of the bomber crew back at base in England – in the mess hall, playing baseball and doing all the things that helped the men relax during an uncertain life.  You will also see the armorers belting the ammunition for the .50 caliber guns that bristled all over the ‘Forts’ and watch as another belly full of bombs is loaded.

The files for this DVD were shot by one of the aircrew who was stationed in England and who flew these missions.  What you see in this DVD is what he lived!  Most of the footage on this DVD is in
FULL COLOR.

Get into your flight suit, strap on your parachute and climb aboard for a ride into history with the 92nd Bomb Group.


        (DVD-172)  This presentation is in color and spoken in English

   

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DVD-173   92nd Bomb Group - 2
 

This is TOTALLY DIFFERENT footage than we presented in “92nd Bomb Group – 1”.


Who hasn’t seen the footage of the 8th Air Force bombing over Europe?  But you have not seen these films; that’s for sure.  On this DVD you will naturally be along aboard a B-17 during a bombing raid – you’ll see the other bombers in your ‘combat box’, you’ll see the fighters boring in and the Flak taking its toll on your buddies.

You will also live the life of the bomber crew back at base in England – in the mess hall, playing baseball and doing all the things that helped the men relax during an uncertain life.  You will also see the armorers belting the ammunition for the .50 caliber guns that bristled all over the ‘Forts’ and watch as another belly full of bombs is loaded.

The files for this DVD were shot by one of the aircrew who was stationed in England and who flew these missions.  What you see in this DVD is what he lived!  Most of the footage on this DVD is in
FULL COLOR.

Get into your flight suit, strap on your parachute and climb aboard for a ride into history with the 92nd Bomb Group.


                (DVD-173)  This presentation is in color and spoken in English

   

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DVD-174   Grass Doesn't Grow at the Gallows
 

This DVD covers the trials of the Germans of the 1st SS over the action at Malmedy up to and including the sentencing and ultimately, the hanging of those convicted.  One of those convicted was Standartenführer Joachim Peiper.  We see him in the court as he is pronounced guilty and sentenced to hang.  This was later overturned and he was murdered in his home in France.

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DVD-175   Hunt for U-505
 

The capture of U-505 - tour the boat, watch interviews with crewmen of both sides of this historic sea story (German and American).  Great footage!

            (DVD-175)  This presentation is spoken in German

   

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         MORE DVDs TO BE ADDED TO THIS LIST SOON!

                 
Check here each week, as our sources are locating
                more and more rare movies from the war years.

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