Siege

United States, 1939

Film
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Famous documentary by Julien Bryan on the invasion of Poland by the German army in September 1939 - the attack that began World War II. It captures, with powerful images, the terror and desperation of the refugees and the immense destruction in the cities and towns. Depicts the destructive effect on the lives of the people. An important work that shows how unprepared Poland was to face the German war machine. Depicts the first week of WWII, and includes quite graphic footage.

Credits

co-producer

Frank Donovan

Frederic Ullman

production company

International Film Foundation

RKO Pathe Pictures

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1939

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

28519

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nazis

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War - History

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → War damage to buildings - Poland

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → World War, 1939-1945 - Poland

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nazis

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Refugees

History → Nazis

History → Refugees

History → War - History

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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