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
great find, downloading the original rip now to watch it later on.
wow this is quite a find
I didn't make it!
very very nice find! very interesting!
I feel kind of bad for the guy in about 11:30 when he starts to explain that he didn't have choice, and that he's a different person now...
Very good documentary...
Thanks for the link!
Impressing find :)
I take what n0e says way too seriously
9th April 2005
his explanation of basic training was perfect. this is the first footage i have ever seen of german army basic training. exelent find, rep for you.
I like how they talk about their thoughts, intentions, feelings and impressions. It seems to be very authentic. I have doubts now and then when they speak about crimes they did (not) commit, the more I admire the guy who almost admit that he might have done, being in a situation you barely could get out without losing your head. Appreciation and some compunction are the best steps towards catharsis and cleaning for a better future, I think. Overall, very impressive.
Im glad I made some people happy I keep my eyes open :)
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Sweet, watching it now.