Siege: World War II Begins: Original Film Footage of the Siege of Warsaw, Poland, September 1939

Siege: World War II Begins: Original Film Footage of the Siege of Warsaw, Poland, September 1939

by Julien Bryan
     
 

Nominated for an Academy Award in 1940, inducted into the U.S. National Film Registry in 2006 for preservation as one of the nation's most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films, this rarely seen historic newsreel Siege is now available on DVD for the first time. These images of Nazis' tragic destruction of Warsaw shocked American public into

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Nominated for an Academy Award in 1940, inducted into the U.S. National Film Registry in 2006 for preservation as one of the nation's most culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films, this rarely seen historic newsreel Siege is now available on DVD for the first time. These images of Nazis' tragic destruction of Warsaw shocked American public into awareness of the devastation of modern warfare, and the looming danger as the Nazis conquered country after country.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Filmed and narrated by American photojournalist Bryan in 1939, Siege is a heart-wrenching newsreel of the Nazi attack on Warsaw, Poland, at the very beginning of World War II. Although only ten minutes long, this riveting film provides a firsthand look at the devastation experienced by the Poles. The filmmaker does an amazing job of capturing the grief and horror on the faces of the victims. Rarely seen in recent years, this highly regarded film was nominated for an Academy Award in 1940 and listed on the Library of Congress's National Film Registry in 2006. In addition to the newsreel itself, this newly packaged release contains a number of bonus features, including a biography of Bryan and a four-minute audio clip of the director from Edward R. Murrow's radio show, This I Believe, on November 7, 1951. The production quality is excellent, particularly considering the program's age. Recommended for general audiences and all World War II historians.—Rod Bustos, Augusta State Univ. Lib., GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607720065
Publisher:
Aquila Polonica
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Sales rank:
1,024,857
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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