The UFA motion picture newsreels depict German military operations and conditions in Germany during World War II, mainly during
the 1939-1942 period. Includes a few pre-war newsreels of Nazi leaders and rallies, and a few photographs. Most newsreels
were distributed in Spain.
Universum Film AG (UFA) is a German film production company that was founded in 1917. At its inception, UFA was envisioned
as a state-controlled vehicle for military propaganda films, but the company greatly expanded its output in 1918 to include
feature films, documentaries, newsreels, and public service films. With a broadened focus that was further spurred on by the
1921 privatization of the company, UFA made an especially significant impact on world cinema during the Weimar Republic era
(1919-1933), most notably through its German Expressionist films.
450 motion picture film reels, 3 envelopes
(45.1 Linear Feet)
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