Into Battle No. 4: These are the Men

Description

This film, written and narrated by poet Dylan Thomas, was produced by Strand Films. Strand employed Thomas to script several British propaganda films that were then released by the British Ministry of Information. "These Are the Men" takes Leni Riefenstahl's footage from the Nüremberg speeches of the Nazi Leaders and superimposes English "translations" over a set of orations in English "in which Hitler, Goebbels, Göering, Streicher and Hess report their sins and mistakes as frankly as if they were victims of one of those notorious 'confession drugs'." (Documentary News Letter, March 1943, 195.)

Contributor

Dylan Thomas: devised and compiled by; Alan Osbiston: devised and compiled by; Donald Taylor: production; Robert Neumann: from an idea by; J. McKechnie: commentator; Brian Herbert: commentator

Date Issued

Original Format

16mm print

Duration

12:16

Color/Black & White

B&W (tinted)

Sound/Silent

Sound

Nation of Origin

U.K.

Geographic Coverage

Nuremberg

Files

IntoBattleTheseAreTheMen.jpg

Citation

British Ministry of Education and Strand Film Production, “Into Battle No. 4: These are the Men,” Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive, accessed December 2, 2022, https://collections.libraries.indiana.edu/IULMIA/items/show/104.