Historical Film Footage

This page presents historical film footage. These films were loose-less scanned from the original reels in either 4K or 2K resolution, depending on the original quality.

A downgraded YouTube 720p version is made public. Please use the contact form to get access to the full resolution uncompressed material. Drop us a line if youá needá a still or the movie in full resolution! Please check the youtube description for information’s about the films.

This news reel shows the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in Montevideo.

Prinz Eugen im ersten Gefecht: The only existing authentic film taken during Operation Rhine from on board of the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen.

Schlachtschiff in Fahrt: Part -1-: A propaganda film showing mainly the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during exercises in the winter of 1940.

Schlachtschiff in Fahrt: Part -2-: A propaganda film showing mainly the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau during exercises in the winter of 1940.

6 Responses to Historical Film Footage

  1. Alex Ligowsky says:

    Hello I was very impressed of the footage taken on board the Prince Eugen Battle cruiser.
    I have a historical interest in a few areas, including WW2, as well as the late York and Tudor period in English history. The wars of the Roses – the Yorkist Earl of March – who became Edward the IV of England and his tragic demise through over indulgence in wenching etc – and passed away – his brother Richard III (“Crook Back – whose skeleton was found, by chance, in a car park ) – then Henry 7 Tudor took over with the help of the French. I also have delved into Ancient Roman History – Julius Caesar – his Annals somewhat. I am a retired Electrical Engineer from Australia but presently living in Poland. Reading history provides a outlet from “Tekky thinking etc.
    Back to Tekky we discussed the old Amplidyne motor system in the big guns of old British Battle ships – In one of the German films there is a giant meat mincer – however the cook’s assistants, ha, ha

  2. Yura says:

    It is sexist yes, but that was the tihiknng back in the day and that was his reasoning behind it. until? then all ships were christened female and still are. I believe the Bismarck and Tirpitz are the only ones who were christened male not sure though i could be wrong on them being the only ones.

  3. Aaron Starr says:

    Outstanding footage! Danke!

  4. etrusco lambardi says:

    Ottimo materiale come riproduzione e filmati .compresi tutti i servizi nelle diverse voci.Complimenti,bravi!

  5. Davorin Mitar says:

    Sehr interessant.
    Danke fs. Muehe.

  6. michael nichol says:

    Excellent archival film footage. Thank you!

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