Battle For Norway 1940 Campaign DVD
(Kampf Um Norwegen: Feldzug 1940) DVD
Recently Discovered German Film of WW2's First Amphibious Blitzkrieg
Germany’s surprise invasion of Denmark ..and Norway in April 1940 witnessed heavy fighting on land and at sea, and the first confrontation of the war against Anglo-French forces. Berlin’s 1940 cinematic record of the campaign incorporated footage shot by German combat correspondents, animated maps, and scenes from captured Allied newsreels to present a dramatic, comprehensive chronology of the fighting. The German army’s rapid seizure of Copenhagen and Oslo, and the infantry’s advance across mountainous terrain defended by Norwegian ski troops, define the struggles for Denmark and central Norway. The film’s editors blended Allied documentation of naval engagements off Norway’s coast with German footage, offering a riveting account of the battles as seen by the men of both navies. The Germans’ tenacious defense of Narvik against elite French troops highlights the full-length feature. Enhanced by an original music score, here is a graphic portrayal of one of Hitler’s earliest blitzkriegs. Directed by Werner Buhre and Martin Riki; produced by the Oberkommando Wehrmacht (OKW) Germany, 1940, B&W, 81 Minutes, switchable English/German sound tracks with optional English subtitles.
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Historical Background Material Slideshow
- Optional English or German Soundtracks with Switchable English Subtitles
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)
Libraries and Institutions Please Note: Educational Editions with PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS and DIGITAL SITE LICENSES are available.
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