Michael Wittmann film location?

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Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by headwest » 10 Jan 2020 19:01

Hi
Does anyone know where the film made for propaganda with MW was actually filmed?
trying to do a then and now if possible, the little road etc
thanks so much

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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by von thoma » 11 Jan 2020 07:21

But what film are you referring ?
" The right to believe is the right of those who don't know "

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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by eindhoven » 13 Jan 2020 02:48

von thoma wrote:
11 Jan 2020 07:21
But what film are you referring ?
He is referring to DIE DEUTSCHE WOCHENSCHAU 1944 № 726 starting @6:38/7:00,
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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by headwest » 13 Jan 2020 20:03

Hi

yes that is the one! i was wondering if we know where it was filmed? and date etc?

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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by Michael Kenny » 13 Jan 2020 20:51

The award is a clue. The Newsreel was released 2-8-44. Fame is fleeting!

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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by headwest » 13 Jan 2020 21:04

whew, michael, i am going to take a stab at this

he has the swords and oak leaves correct? and Gunter was with him at Villers, so this is after Villers

but your date confuses me. are you using the US Feb 8 44? cant be right? but aug 2 44 doesnt make sense either since Gunter was killed July 20, 44

oh it was released aug 2, not filmed

i am confused lol

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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by Remy Spezzano » 17 Jan 2020 05:08

The date the newsreel was released in the theaters is August 3, 1944. Normally the footage you see in a newsreel was shot two weeks prior to the release date. This footage of Wittman riding in his Tiger tank would have most likely been filmed mid July 1944.

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Re: Michael Wittmann film location?

Post by headwest » 30 Jun 2020 16:03

Thank Remy

Sorry with all this going on in the world I have been out of touch a while. Mid july then, any idea where the unit would be at that point?

thanks much!

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