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(Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres; Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, Deutsches Reich). - Der Unterricht mit Bild und Film. Mit einem Verzeichnis der Lehrfilme und Bildreihen des Heeres. Vom. 1.8.1944. (H. Dv. 40). [=Teaching with picture and movie. With a directory of educational films and image series of the army].

Berlin, Oberkommando des Heeres; Breslau, Brehmer & Minuth., 1944. Octavo. Pp. 230. Text figures, tables, model forms, notations space. Original printed wrappers, spine bit frayed in places, old institutional stamp to title. In about fine condition. Excellent copy, practically unused, some leaves still unopened. ¶ ~ First edition. Extremely scarce. One of the rarest of all Wehrmacht H.Dv. publications. An indispensable source of information on military educational cinematography used during WW II. Divided into two main parts, the book is a guide to the principles of the making and the use of cinematography for military education, and a catalogue of all such available films used by the Wehrmacht at the time of publication. The greatest part of the book, some 200 pages, comprises of a very detailed catalogue of all Wehrmacht educational films, divided into several subject- and search groups. It lists in considerable detail hundreds of films and image series by title, subject, category, date, duration, etc. with a brief but comprehensive description of the contents. Length of films in meter and minutes is given, as well as variations of small- and large formats. Extensive categorizing system is applied with cross references. There are chapters dedicated to all films for the use of individual Military Branches: infantry, artillery, pioneers and field engineers, armour, signal corps, supply and logistics, smoke and gas defence, railway pioneers, sanitary, technical troops, etc. Films for special circumstances such as mountain war, winter war, desert and steppe war, etc. General military education films such as military history, espionage, antiaircraft defense. And miscellaneous films such as politics, current international affairs, foreign armies, science, etc. The material is listed by title and subject as well as by item number. The first part of the book is an introduction of the principles, terms, technique, and implementation of image and film in military education. It is clearly intended for the use of rank officers who might commission or use such a film. This part explains the essence of combining words and images, story board, wall- and table displays, photography, principles of projection of transparencies, working on light table, editing and montage, the various film sizes i.e. 16mm, 35mm, and medium- and large formats, motion picture, sound, etc. It later discusses the implementation of the film in education, the projection room, design and production of films and slideshows, managing an archive, etc. etc. Issued for the use of the higher echelon at the regimental level, this guide has been published in a limited number of copies. Hardly any survived. OCLC locates a single holding in Germany, that in Universität der Bundeswehr München.
EUR 1170.00 [Appr.: US$ 1147.13 | £UK 1027.25 | JP¥ 166032] Book number 5819

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