Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kolberg (1945)

In June 1943, makes propaganda minister Josef Goebbels "the greatest film of all time" production. UFA film director Veit Harlan will call the legendary resistance of the Prussian-Pomeranian town of Kolberg against Napoleon's troops on film of 1806 in memory. By holding a call to the German population. The film material: 1806 was the Prussian army after the defeat at Jena and Auerstedt defeated, the "fortresses" Magdeburg, Spandau, Stettin and Küstrin opened without resistance to the advancing troops of Napoleon its doors. Only Kolberg Mayor Joachim Nettelbeck defended together with August, Count Neidhardt von Gneisenau his city with militant resolve. Embodies the main characters in the film by Henry George and Hans Caspar, is the alliance between the military and people storm into the last phase of the war an exciting model will be delivered: "The nation stands up, the storm breaks loose" - it says at the beginning of " Kolberg ".

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