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Illustrierter Film-Kurier [Nr. 3203]: U-Boote westwärts ! + 81 original stills from the movie + Handbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel der Kriegsmarine zugleich zum Handgebrauch für Disziplinarvorgesetzte, Zugoffiziere, Wachtmeister.

Schulz, Paul (text by); 2. Admiral der Ostseestation (Hrs)

Published by Franke & Co. KG. (Illustrierter Film-Kurier); Kommando der Marineschule Kiel (Handbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel der Kriegsmarine), Berlin (Illustrierter Film-Kurier); Kiel (Handbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel der Kriegsmarine), 1943
Condition: g to vg Soft cover
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Collection of three items pertaining to "U-Boote westwärts !," a German WWII movie promoting the Kriegsmarine (1941/1942), along with a manual of the German Kriegsmarine (1943): - Illustrierter Film-Kurier [Nr. 3203]: U-Boote westwärts !: Quarto. Unpaginated. [8]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue of the German film periodical "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" focuses on the movie "U-Boote westwärts !," and includes synopsis, production information, star portraits, and production stills. Directed by Günther Rittau and starring Herbert Wilk, Heinz Engelmann, and Joachim Brennecke among others, "U-Boote westwärts !" was a 1941 German war propaganda film promoting the Kriegsmarine, and The Third Reich's most spectacular U-Boat picture! Surprisingly the Third Reich's film studios produced fewer than twenty pictures that dealt directly with combat during World War II. Five war films were issued in 1941. The finest of them, "U-Boote westwärts !," was directed by Günther Rittau, one of cinema's most celebrated cinematographers, who shot four of the greatest motion pictures ever made: "Siegfried," "Kriemhild's Revenge," "Metropolis," and "The Blue Angel" (all four as camera operator). The movie was shot on location in and near Kiel, one of Germany's largest naval ports. It used real U-boats, and its cast featured many real U-boat crewmen, which gave the picture much of its authenticity. The film set two cinematic firsts. It was the first feature film to be shot inside a real U-boat, which necessitated the construction of special cameras; and it was also the first picture to mount a camera on the outside of a U-boat so as to capture the dramatic vantage points of diving and rising. To this day, German U-boat veterans revere "U-Boote westwärts !" for its spectacular authenticity. Apart from its innovative achievement of filming inside a real U-boat, the film delivers abundant action, excitement, and suspense, as well as an appearance by Karl Dönitz. At the time this picture was made, he was Hitler's Commander-in-Chief of U-Boats. He succeeded Grossadmiral Erich Raeder as Commander-in-Chief of the Navy in January 1943. On 30 April 1945, the day of his death, Adolf Hitler named Dönitz the Führer's successor as Staatsoberhaupt (Head of State), Reichspräsident, and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Intones Dõnitz at the end of the picture: "Fighting means to sacrifice and to win! The fight continues!" In this movie, the British are shown as cowardly and duplicitous. The picture also glamorizes death in battle: a British ship was torpedoed even though it had German POWs, and one dies, speaking of the honor of dying for the fatherland. Two punch holes along spine (not affecting text). Wrappers slightly age-toned. Text in German. Wrappers and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. - 81 original stills from the movie "U-Boote westwärts !": This rare and complete collection of 81 vintage stills (size 2 x 2") numbered 0 to 80 highlights the most important scenes from the movie "U-Boote westwärts !" The stills rest in a modern box, with handwritten title laid on top lid. One flap from the box partly detached. Stills in very good condition. - Schulz, Paul (text by); 2. Admiral der Ostseestation (Hrs): Handbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel der Kriegsmarine zugleich zum Handgebrauch für Disziplinarvorgesetzte, Zugoffiziere. Kiel (1943). First edition (1. Auflage 1-20000). Large octavo. [6], 287, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. This manual is an excellent reference book on the discipline, instruction, and traditions of the German Kriegsmarine. Moderate shelf wear. Slight foxing to covers and title page. Corners slightly bumped and creased. Text in German, gothic script. Wrappers and interior in overall good to good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 39060

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Title: Illustrierter Film-Kurier [Nr. 3203]: ...

Publisher: Franke & Co. KG. (Illustrierter Film-Kurier); Kommando der Marineschule Kiel (Handbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel der Kriegsmarine), Berlin (Illustrierter Film-Kurier); Kiel (Handbuch für den Hauptfeldwebel der Kriegsmarine)

Publication Date: 1943

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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