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Late in the 1980s, two documentary film makers found six German men, all in their 60s and 70s, who had been soldiers in the German invasion of the USSR in 1942. Each carried an 8mm camera into battle and they still had their film.
"Mein Kreig" alternates between interviews with these older men, now apologetic, philosophical, or defiant about their participation, and the footage they shot. It's chronological: basic training, the train trip East, roof-top vistas of war-torn Warsaw, peasants in Belarus, the downing with carbine volleys of a Russian plane, winter, a holiday at the Black Sea, mud, impassable roads, death, destruction and retreat. "Home, that was the front," one says.

This channel contains documentaries and media relating to World War II; with a focus on the German Armed Forces and the National Socialist regime in particular. Video content on this channel also includes the politics, ideals, and goals of the leadership who were trying to protect both their nation and way of life. All media and information presented on this channel is intended to educate and encourage discussion involving this chaotic era.

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Tags: War, East, Russia, Germany

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