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Music with a military tone

 

"Wenn Wir Marschieren "

An excellent compilation CD of the all-time favorite songs and marches of the German military. Tracks include "Wenn wir Marshieren," "Wenn die Soldaten," "Erika," "Parademarsch der Legion Condor," "Flamme Empor," "Ich hatt Einen Kameraden."

$19.50

   

"Wenn Wir Marschieren 2 "

More all-time favorite songs and marches of the German military. Tracks include "Lore, Lore, Lore...," "Deutscher Rhein," "Morgen Marschieren Wir," "Fliegermarsch," "Badenweilermarsch," "Preussens Gloria."

$19.50

   

"Music of the Luftwaffe "

Nineteen tracks of the German Air Force including "Luftwaffen Parade," "Flieger sind Sieger," "Deutscher Fliegermarsch," "Das Stuka Lied," "Aufwarts zur Sonne," "Bomben auf Engelland," "Rot Schient die Sonne," "Fallschirmjager Marsch," "Flieger Empor," "Hermann Goering Marsch."

$19.50

   

On CD: The Release of a Rare Documentary Film of the Third Reich Der Sieg des Glaubens by Leni Riefenstahl

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Considered lost for nearly 70 years, Leni Riefenstahl's Victory of Faith is again available to viewing audiences. A key work in the evolution of National Socialist propaganda, it provides an ambitious record of the 1933 NS Party rally at Nuremberg. Released in late 1933, the film was enthusiastically promoted by the NS Party as a masterful promotional tool in presenting itself to the German people. Six months later, however, Hitler oversaw a bloody purge of many of his 'old comrades,' notably the Brown Shirt leader, Ernst Röhm, whose leading role at the 1933 rally, second only to Hitler, figures prominently in Riefenstahl's film. Overnight Röhm became persona non grata, and all references to him were obliterated from the public record. As a result, the thousands of prints of Victory of Faith in circulation across Germany were tracked down and destroyed. But just as the Third Reich was eradicating memories of its 1933 celebration, party leaders were preparing for the next Nuremberg rally, slated for September 1934. Again, Riefenstahl was commissioned to film the proceedings; the results were indelibly recorded in her propagandistic masterpiece, Triumph of the Will (1935). As for Victory of Faith, it was long assumed that no complete copies survived, and the film seemed little more than an intriguing, if minor, postscript to Third Reich history. Until now--a copy of Victory of Faith has surfaced. Though far from a masterwork, the film is a revelation on many counts, offering a fascinating first draft of the ideas and techniques Riefenstahl would pull off so powerfully in Triumph of the Will. In their contrasts, the two films shed much light on the early evolution of NS propaganda: its evocation of heroism and collective will, its portrayal of the 'national people's community,' its depiction of Hitler most of all. Where Triumph of the Will showed Hitler as supreme symbol and absolute master of the movement, the Hitler of Victory of Faith is still first among equals, a man with an unruly forelock, a presence not yet wholly in command. Moreover, Victory of Faith provides a revealing look at the NS movement in the first blush of its 1933 triumphs. Here, the movement still bears the marks of its street-fighter origins; its rituals are often raw, lacking the orchestrated precision and theatrical grandeur we associate with later stagecraft. In these and other ways Victory of Faith fills a gap in our understanding of the Third Reich, capturing the Hitler state at a pivotal stage in its early development. For students of film, the aesthetics of power, and the Third Reich, this is essential viewing. Germany, 1933, b/w, 70 minutes, German w/English subtitles. Sales and distribution prohibited in Germany, France, Italy and Austria. DVD contains bonus material--a short documentary film by Fritz Hippler: 'Wort Und Tat’ (‘Word and Deed’). NTSC Region 0 encoding (compatible with all DVD players worldwide). The images we have shown here are not from this film, but from the 1938 Parteitag. They are included only for the viewer who may be only now introduced to the grandiose affair that was the Nürmberg Reichparteitag. .

$39.50 + postage

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"Soldatenlieder der Wehrmacht "

Nineteen of the most popular songs of the German Army are presented on this CD. Tracks include "Die Ganze Kompanie," "Westerwald," "Erika," "Edelweiss," "Soldaten Sind Immer Soldaten," "Funkerlied," "Es is so Schon Soldat zu sein."

$19.50

 

 

 

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