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The Resource Television Under the Swastika

Television Under the Swastika

Label
Television Under the Swastika
Title
Television Under the Swastika
Contributor
Film director
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Legend has it that the triumphal march of television began in the United States in the 1950s but in reality its origins hark back much further. Nazi leaders, determined to beat Great Britain and the U.S. to be the world’s first television broadcaster, began Greater German Television in March 1935. German viewers enjoyed their TV broadcasts until September 1944, as Allied troops closed in. Making use of 285 reels of film discovered in the catacombs of the Berlin Federal Film Archive, Television Under the Swastika is a fascinating look at the world’s first television broadcast network. It explores both the technology behind this new medium, and the programming the Nazis chose to put on it. Interviews with high-ranking Nazis as well as “ordinary” people on the street, cooking shows, sporting events, cabaret acts and teleplays are some of the stunning finds seen here – all of it propaganda, but some of it quite entertaining. A rare and intriguing look into the Third Reich, Television Under the Swastika is required viewing for anyone interested in the history of television, the intersection of media and propaganda, and the inside story of Nazi Germany
Cataloging source
MaNoMEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by First Run Features in 1999
Runtime
54
Technique
live action
Label
Television Under the Swastika
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 55 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1137579
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911511249
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1137579
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Television Under the Swastika
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 55 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1137579
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911511249
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1137579
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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