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The Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Fighting Force
The Waffen SS Hitler's Elite Fighting Force
Actors: Richard Greenwood, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler
Director: Michael Campbell
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
NR     2005     1hr 0min

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Actors: Richard Greenwood, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler
Director: Michael Campbell
Creators: Michael Campbell, Dana Even, David McWhinnie, Terry Shand, Alasdair Simpson
Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Documentary, Military & War
Studio: Eagle Vision Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 07/12/2005
Original Release Date: 01/01/1989
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1989
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Typical Errors
Michael D. Bandy | Denton, TX USA | 04/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Like so many things produced and published about the Third Reich, there is an all too familiar error here. It's in the AMAZON product description.
The WAFFEN SS were NOT (!!!!) the "black clad" men. That was the ALGEMEINE SS. The WAFFEN SS were the actual MILITARY branch of the SS and were (still are) recognized and some of the best trained and fighting soldiers in military history. The "black clad" ALEGEMEINE is what made up the infamous GESTAPO, Hitler's personal bodyguard, the SD and most of the internal SS force in Germany and the occupied territories. The regular army panzer troops wore the black uniforms, but they were NOT part of the SS. The WAFFEN SS wore the field gray and camouflaged uniforms. Yes, they were brutal, and some were part of some "questionable" activities in the war. But, they were NOT what most people think of the SS, which is the GESTAPO. This error is about as common as authors, directors, etc. calling the GERMAN army, the NAZI army or calling the LUFTWAFFE the NAZI air force. MOST German soldiers were NOT NAZIs. Yes, their GOVERNMENT leaders, for the most part, were NAZIs, but NOT the soldiers. I've even seen some people say, NAZI tanks!! I was not aware that a Tiger tank could belong to a political party!
If AMAZON cannot get this correct in their description, what is the point of watching something like this?
Do your research. DO NOT believe everything that is produced, ESPECIALLY by US writers or directors. Remember, the winners write the history. English and French produced material is more accurate and more evenly presented.
I find that ironic as THEY were the ones being bombed and invaded. NOT the US!!!"
This looks like a winner ( sic ).
B. Grant | Montreal | 08/23/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)

"All I had to do was take a look at the jacket to formulate an opinion.
Two of the photo's are from WWI ( both widely familiar ), left to right, an infantry advance in Flanders, circa 1917, and the remains of a German skeletal corpse in the aftermath of Verdun 1916. The third photo is of a torch-light victory extravaganza, that were commonly held throughout 1933.
This is how the producers of this junk present their " product."
But inside, in 60 minutes, they are going to broaden your horizon on the subject of the Waffen SS. Sure!
Avoid this kind of throw-away. If the conjurers' of this stuff can't even locate a real Waffen SS action photo for their cover ( which afterall is the beginning of attracting your money ),do you trust them to say something expanding inside?"
Be warned - IT IS NOT IN COLOR
Rai Skrupskis | Albuquerque, New Mexico United States | 01/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"A standard review with nothing new. The description says it is a color DVD. This is not true: everything is black and white."
War on Land and Sea, The - V. 3 - Waffen-SS (1990)
gerwei | Germany | 02/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A very nice video indeed. Beside the fact that its as far as i know,the only exisiting sold video of this type(waffen ss on video)it features some nice footage. The video features the rise and the history of the waffen ss.And on which fronts they served. I wished there was a bit more combat scenes and more info on the waffen ss divisions itself but i regard it anyway as a "must-have" if you are interested in ww2/waffen ss."