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Campaign in Poland (1940)

Feldzug in Polen (original title)
The first blitzkrieg, Hitler's invasion of Poland, is traced in this original Nazi propaganda film from 1940.

Directors:

Fritz Hippler, Leni Riefenstahl (uncredited)
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Édouard Daladier ... Self (archive footage)
Anthony Eden ... Self (archive footage)
1st Earl of Halifax Edward Wood 1st Earl of Halifax Edward Wood ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self - Führer und Reichskanzler
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The first blitzkrieg, Hitler's invasion of Poland, is traced in this original Nazi propaganda film from 1940.

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This propaganda film was begun by Leni Riefenstahl, but finished by others. See more »

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Referenced in Polen 39. Wie deutsche Soldaten zu Mördern wurden (2019) See more »

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A military buff's delight
26 September 2002 | by JamesKnechtmannSee all my reviews

This film presents the German account of the Polish Campaign of 1939, and as such is an interesting part of the historical record of the Second World War. From the fierce fighting in Danzig, to the struggles along the Vistula, Warta and Bug rivers, to the Siege of Warsaw, the viewer can get an instructive understanding of how devastating the German advance was on the Polish forces. The combat footage, shot by the famed Kriegsberichter and their cameramen, is absolutely first-rate, and it set the standard for all other combatants' efforts in this genre during the war. Compared with the American "Battle for San Pietro," for example, the footage in "Feldzug in Polen" is much better in terms of the cameramen capturing dramatic moments. Good editing is another highlight. Succinctly stated, this film is a military buff's delight.

In addition to the German-language edition, there was an English-language version of "Feldzug in Polen." And those who enjoy this film will also enjoy "Sieg im Westen."


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Country:

Germany

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

8 February 1940 (Germany) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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