World War II documentaries (and similar films)

#1 by Eivind Mork , Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:26 pm

After Tom's reply in my topic about World in flames I got to think: Which other World War II documentaries exist out there? I guess there are quite many stand alone ones. I for example have a 40 minutes 16mm reel about the Battle for Norway. I just love that. And I have one training film about understanding weather forecasts for air force pilots (not the most wife friendly film I own, so I watch it alone when she does other stuff :-)

But I know of just two series:
1. World in flames (Super 8, 21 x 400')
2. Blitz on Britain (Super 8, 3 x 400')

Which other series do you own about WWII or which ones do you know about?



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#2 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:59 pm

I have Victory At Sea. 4 x 400' B&W sound, not a patch on Blitz but still compelling viewing.


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#3 by Eivind Mork , Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:01 pm

I hadn't heard about that. Thank you! I must go look for it!



 
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#4 by Tyler Hatwell , Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:28 am

I always enjoy the world at war documentaries, did they ever go out on reel film?


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#5 by Dave Guest , Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:30 am

I have about 40 gaumont british news and pathe news all spooled up on a almost full 400ft spool all titles and end and great condition all for sale and good subjects



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#6 by Douglas Warren , Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:30 am

Blackhawk Films released several WW2 documentaries (most of them 200' & some 400' footers) over the years. I have some in Super-8 and others in Standard / Regular-8.


 
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#7 by Eivind Mork , Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:42 am

All of them with WWII, Dave? That sounds interesting (although I don't have the space for all of them :-) How much is it for a thing like that?



 
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#8 by Eivind Mork , Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:44 am

Tyler: I have never heard about world at war on film, but I wasn't in any way sure.



 
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#9 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:06 am

I also have an interesting 200' called The Eagles Nest, surprisingly great colour and mint condition too, all about Hitler's hideaway retreat up in the hills, in fact I will dig out the ones I have as I have 1 or 2.


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#10 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:21 pm

I also have the following:

200' British Movietone news "Victory Day Parade"
200' Christmas Under Fire B&W sound
200' Battle Of Britain B&W sound
200' Berlin Conference B&W sound
200' Winston Churchill "Gallery Of The Great"
400' Review Of The War "Derann"

I also have newsreels from around 1930 through to the 60's including all the war ones. As you can guess, I love anything to do with WW2, thanks to my late Grandfather, who fought in Burma.


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#11 by Eivind Mork , Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:23 pm

Would have liked to see that indeed. I have been interested in WWII for more than 20 years, meaning half my life :-) It us great to hear about what us out there on film!



 
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#12 by Tom Photiou , Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:29 pm

Theres 3 of these on flea bay right now, we already have these so take a look.


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#13 by Paul Browning , Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:38 am

The world at war, the most concise account of the events leading up to and the the after math of the second world war, made by Granada tv in the 70's, and by far
the most repeatable series from the best of tv made programs on this subject. I doubt it made it to 8mm or any other film format but who knows, perhaps someone
somewhere has a bootleg, but unless you had the whole series, one episode would be futile in telling the whole story. Really great tv if your into the history of this, Unfortunately if you ask some children who Churchill was, most would say " that dog from the commercial ", sad really, as he was much much more than this.


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#14 by Dave Guest , Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:20 am

all my news reels are 35.00 each plus postage



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#15 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:40 am

My late fathers favourite television ever was World At War. He recorded every episode on VHS and then watched each episode repeatedly.
After 6 months of finishing them, he would start them all over again.

I was always somewhat miffed by this as he was a fairly young child in the War years and I figured it ordinarily, would have been the last thing he would have wanted to be reminded of???
Certainly that is my mother's outlook anyhow. She cowers from thunder ever since war time, such are her first memories from her early childhood!

Another favourite of his was Dads Army.
Well at least this placed a light hearted slant on the topic of war.😀😀


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#16 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:30 am

DSC07307.JPG - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte)DSC07305.JPG - Bild entfernt (keine Rechte) Here you go Andrew, this is what Jones's butchers looks like now and also Mainwaring's Bank (now a pub) from the film version.


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#17 by Andrew Woodcock , Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:34 am

Wow that makes a change Del, a bank turning into pub!

Around here now, all the pubs have been transformed into Indian Restaurants!


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#18 by Del Phillipson ( deleted ) , Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:50 am

round us it's supermarkets :-(


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#19 by Eivind Mork , Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:33 pm

A new episode of World in Flames, about the Germans in Crimea, arrived in the post today. This will be a good weekend :-)



 
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#20 by Tom Photiou , Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:42 pm

There is also the 40 foot series of A soldiers diary, WW2 in colour, we have 5 of these now and the colours are still very good.


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#21 by Eivind Mork , Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:10 am

Thanks, Tom!

This thread will be my reference guide when I look for more WWII films. I have learned about many things I hadn't heard about before!



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#22 by Tom Photiou , Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:50 pm

In fact i have just won another part to the Soldiers diary, 400ft colour,(& b/w), sound.
This is actually a very good series, it comes up fairly often and seems to sell cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Okinawa-World-...=p2047675.l2557



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#23 by Eivind Mork , Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:47 pm

That price was really good! Thanks for the heads up! I will look for this too! Congratulations with the new film. Would love some screenshots! :-)



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#24 by David Ollerearnshaw , Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:45 pm

The Eagles Nest was released originally by Walton Films not sure if it was in colour, Derann re-released it in colour in was on ebay recently. Bid but went out of my limit.


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#25 by Tom Photiou , Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:51 pm

Yep this one wasalso released in colour by Walton, another one we have, a fair bit of the ww2 footage is b/w as well, quite a good little reel this. We originally had it as a 200ft b/w STD 8 silent, over the years our silents have been replaced with sound.
The only one we can never find is the 200 footer of curse of the mummy's tomb. It's always either b/w silent or colour silent so i am not too sure if this was ever released as a sound edition.


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