Fighting at Gdynia. German troops enter Gdynia, prisoners taken. Hitler enters city (only POV from car). German soldiers greet Hitler, surround him. Hitler and officers eating at field kitchen. Headquarter scenes, interior of railroad car. Hitler consults with officers, including Goering, Rommel, Himmler, generals. Graphic - German movement to Vistula up to Radom. German troops on the move, many Polish soldiers surrender arms, equipment. Aerial of captured artillery.
See Story 1121, Film ID 933 for duplicate footage. See also Story 815, Film ID 518 for a transfer of this reel in German.
See publication in USHMM Library: "Feldzug in Polen" 1939. Monograph on content, background, production, published by Institut fuer den wissenschaftlichen Film, Goettingen.
Produced in Germany
Acquired by US Army Signal Corps
Biography / History:
1992.256.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum purchased this from the National Archives and Records Administration in September 1992. The footage was obtained as research for the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
Fritz Hippler; Music: Herbert Windt
Sepp Algeier; Walter Frentz; Heinz Jaworsky
National Archives & Records Administration (NARA), 111 M 527.3 R-5
35mm DNCA; b/w
1"; Betacam SP; VHS
01:11:08 - 01:19:37