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Major Events in
the Third Reich
The Power of Mass Suggestion

Format: PAL
Length: 70 mins.
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Discs: Special Two Disc Edition
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Pen and Sword Digital
ISBN: 4260110583367
Item No. CP-3367Price: $29.95

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Disc 1 - Over 45 minutes of rare and original archive footage showing a selection of politically themed events in Nazi Germany including the Nuremberg Rally, visits by key foreign nationals and Hitler's 50th Birthday party in Berlin.

Disc 2 - Contains approximately 25 minutes of bonus archive footage split into two additional films, as well as five original photo galleries containing a selection of photographs from the events.

Bonus Films: 1. Nuremberg Rallies 2. The Old Nuremberg

Photo Galleries: 1. Obersalzberg 2. Reichs Party Congresses in Nuremberg 3. Feldherrnhalle 1923 4. Footnotes on Contemporary History 5. Advertising in the Third Reich

During the twelve year reign of the Third Reich in Nazi Germany, there was a procession of mass rallies that drew crowds containing hundreds of thousands of people. These powerful demonstrations of political will served a number of significant purposes but, most importantly, they were staged primarily to indoctrinate the people of Germany and to exhibit Germanyís political and military strength to the rest of the world. These rallies were extremely similar and each meticulously planned, always containing a display of Germany's military strength with thousands of troops in attendance, as well as demonstrations of Germany's military vehicle capabilities accompanied by flybys by hundreds of fighter planes. These events were truly remarkable to behold.

The variety and reason for these rallies varied hugely, but their grandeur was impeccably consistent. This DVD explores these spectacular events using rare and original archive footage, starting with the Nazi Party Rally in Nuremberg on Memorial Day. The DVD then explores other events such as the visits from foreign nationals and the displays used to impress and to strike fear into neighboring countries. We also explore the grand procession that was Hitler's 50th Birthday, where thousands lined the streets of Berlin to join in the celebrations.

The Nazis of the Third Reich were the first to recognize the propaganda related possibilities of the new "film" medium and they utilized its potential in a very structured and professional way. From military and anti-semitic propaganda films to Hitler Youth and Pro-Nazi posters, the Germans embraced propaganda and employed it tirelessly. This DVD explores the varying methods and includes footage from original propaganda films. Combined with a bonus disc with additional film material and five photo galleries, this DVD will appeal to all military enthusiasts.

Other DVDs from this publisher:

Fuehrer Headquarters Wolfís Lair Assault on Normandy: Pegasus Bridge Red Baron, The True Story of Manfred Von Richthofen 20th April 1939 - Adolf Hitler's 50th Birthday Battleship Yamato

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