Die Deutsche Wochenschau (The German Weekly Review) was the title of the unified newsreel series released in the cinemas of Nazi Germany from 1940 until the end of World War II. The coordinated newsreel production was set up as a vital instrument for the mass distribution of Nazi propaganda at war. Today the preserved Wochenschau short films make up a significant part of the audiovisual.
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The Somme in 1916 was designed to be a decisive breakthrough in the First World War but was instead a costly failure. On Friday July 1 we mark 100 years since the start of the battle.
During World War One, propaganda was employed on a global scale. Unlike previous wars, this was the first total war in which whole nations and not just professional armies were locked in mortal combat.
Germany was one of the first nations to recognize and effectively mobilize the film industry towards national causes. The German industry expanded during World War I largely due to the isolation that resulted from the government's 1916 ban on most foreign films, prior to which it imported films, especially from Denmark.
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How were soldiers recruited in World War One? In August 1914, Lord Kitchener, the Secretary of State for War, realised Britain needed a bigger army. He made a direct appeal to the men of Britain.
Letters from the First World War, part one (1915) is based on the first half of the RAIL record. We have labelled each letter according to a theme from the First World War. For example, some letter writers have detailed their experience of the trenches, injury, or active service in the Dardanelles and India or training prior going abroad.
World War I was one of the most savage and brutal wars in human history. There were millions of deaths and the tragedy was compounded by the fact that these were all young men in the flower of youth. Both sides suffered heavy losses and this war is also notable for being one in which many new and terrible weapons were introduced by both to slaughter each other.
The Zeppelin, also known as blimp, was an airship that was used during the early part of the war in bombing raids by the Germans. They carried machine guns and bombs.
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Photo Galleries World War I began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire.
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The United States Office of War Information (OWI) was a United States government agency created during World War II.OWI operated from June 1942 until September 1945. Through radio broadcasts, newspapers, posters, photographs, films and other forms of media, the OWI was the connection between the battlefront and civilian communities.The tales of the famous Christmas Day truce during World War 1 have been revealed at the National Football museum on Manchester. Troops were said to have played a match and exchanged gifts in 'no.Monday marks the 100th anniversary of Britain declaring war on Germany at the start of World War One. In the summer of 1914, more than 100,000 men assembled for the journey to France and Belgium.