German D-day footage

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by marcus69x, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

  2. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hell of a lot of propaganda... Not much substance.
     
  3. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Cracking propaganda! The chap at 8.32, with the field dressing on his eye, is John Potts - ex-GPR. I was only talking to him a fortnight ago!

    Steve W.
     
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Cracking propaganda! The chap at 8.32, with the field dressing on his eye, is John Potts - ex-GPR. I was only talking to him a fortnight ago!

    Steve W.

    Hi Steve,

    I'm interested, well nosey, does he know of this?

    Years ago I saw footage on local TV which included my father sitting on a tank. Never been able to trace it, so this is pretty amazing to me ...

    Diane
     
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Is it just me or is You Tube really slow nowadays?
    Takes forever for a video to load.
    Gave up trying to watch this.
    Sorry Marcus it did look interesting though.
     
  6. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    I had no problems, Owen. Could be some of the ISP problems you were having last year.
     
  7. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Hi Steve,

    I'm interested, well nosey, does he know of this?

    Years ago I saw footage on local TV which included my father sitting on a tank. Never been able to trace it, so this is pretty amazing to me ...

    Diane

    Hi Diane,

    Yes, he does. I first saw the prisoner section some years back when it was included in historic background footage of Microsoft's A Bridge Too Far. Of course, the makers had got the wrong operation on the film!

    Steve W.
     
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi Diane,

    Yes, he does. I first saw the prisoner section some years back when it was included in historic background footage of Microsoft's A Bridge Too Far. Of course, the makers had got the wrong operation on the film!

    Steve W.

    Thanks Steve, would have bugged me if I didn't know. :)

    Ooops!

    d
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Steve,

    I'm interested, well nosey, does he know of this?

    Years ago I saw footage on local TV which included my father sitting on a tank. Never been able to trace it, so this is pretty amazing to me ...

    Diane

    Amazing :D

    Cheers Marcus
     
  10. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Just watched it again. Seems a bit crazy that they can go on saying that "the enemy was defeated on the coast" as propaganda when the German army by then must have surely known that wasn't true. Great footage all the same.
     
  11. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Yes they say the enemy was defeated on the beaches yet admit that there is a heavy battle going on around Caen - sounds to me that the bag is being let down rather gently.
    As has been said much of it is of a propaganda nature and was not shot on the day itself , nor indeed near the actual invasion area.
    The escape route to Switzerland was good !
     
  12. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Oh the delights of the propaganda movie, we 've defeated the enemy on the beaches yet we're still fighting inland!! Lots of images of intent looking Germans listening to Headphones and being serious on the phone!! Lots of "Steely Determination" showing in this film. Good link though.
     
  13. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    The video is not available here in germany.
     
  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Plant Pilot,
    Several links are not available I believe due to legal reasons, including the one mentioned.
    It appears idiotic to me, concidering that there is some really awful viewing on Youtube that is available here in Germany.

    Tom
     
  15. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

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