The German Propaganda Kompanien (PK) captured the events of Hitler?s war on every front. Their footage was used to produce Die Deutsche Wochenschau, a weekly cinema newsreel detailing the events of the Second
World War on land, sea and air.
For the first time these unique primary source films have been collated, edited and translated into English
in order to produce a complete military history of the Third Reich drawn exclusively from German primary
sources. This amazing range of films captures the events of World War II exactly as they were presented to
contemporary cinema audiences while the actions on the battlefield were still unfolding.
This volume features translated Wochenschau newsreels dating from January through to April 1941 and
records the military events of the lightning campaigns which saw Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete fall to the
Wehrmacht forces. These conquests represented the high water mark of Hitler?s military campaigns.