Category Archives: Video

Short World War II Film “The Jeep”

Short FilmsWWII – This short (10:24) film set in October of 1944 somewhere in Europe was published to YouTube by Nordgruppe Association (the North Group Association, a German WWII reenacting group) in October of 2017. The synopsis:

A US Medic, alone in a Jeep, encounters SS troops. 

While this is a pretty well done film, I am not impressed with the story as it is told. The only dialog is German, though it is pretty obvious what the soldiers are saying. Looking at their Facebook page, they do seem to have product a handful of short films set in WWII.


If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” (a collection of museums, websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with information on the World War II era in history) and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

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Trailer for “Overlord”

TrailersWWII – The new movie from J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot, “Overlord” is due out in November of 2018. This is a World War II movie, but with a zombie-like twist. A small group of American paratroopers find themselves behind German lines on D-Day. They come across a small French village where the Germans are experimenting to develop immortal soldiers.  The synopsis on IMDB is:

The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day.

I’m not too sure about this film. I am not a big zombie fan. I will have to see how far into the horror genre this film goes.

If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Episode #5 of “Sage Alexander: The Dark Realm”

If you have not seen the four prior episodes, you should begin viewing with Episode #1.

Short Films– The fifth short (12:59) episode, “Sacrifice”, of the Sage Alexander prequel “The Dark Realm” was uploaded to YouTube by TigerBeat TV on August 10. The synopsis:

In this final chapter, all those trapped inside the Dark Realm face more difficulties as they try to escape. While Malcolm and Gavin mourn the loss of their friend, Chelsea finally reveals to Adelaide why they must stick together. What could it be? And will Sage succeed in saving the imprisoned girls, or will he change the course of history forever?

 

Short World War II Film “The Last to Die”

Short FilmsWWII – This short (9:23) film set in World War II “The Last to Die” was published to YouTube in January of 2011 by LAH Living History Association. This group was founded in 1975 and currently has more than 250 members. This film was made in central Illinois using part of their large motorpool of German WWII vehicles.

For a reenactment group, I thought that the film was well made. The special affects could be better, but they seem on par for most reenactment groups.

If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

 

Episode #4 of “Sage Alexander: The Dark Realm”

If you have not seen the three prior episodes, you should begin viewing with Episode #1.

Short Films– The fourth short (9:00) episode, “They Are Coming”, of the Sage Alexander prequel “The Dark Realm” was uploaded to YouTube by TigerBeat TV on August 3. The synopsis:

Sage is faced with a dilemma: should he help the young imprisoned girls or obey his grandfather’s orders to not risk changing the future? In the meantime, Malcolm, Gavin and Navarro learn the mysteries of The Dark Realm from Oddvar, but will they be able to keep their cool in order to escape? And have they lost Chelsea and Adelaide forever?

 

Short World War II Film – “A Rough Day”

Short FilmsWWII – This short (19:39) World War II era film “A Rough Day” was uploaded to YouTube in December of 2015 by Benjamin Pollari. Mr. Pollari wrote, produced and directed the film. The synopsis:

The story of a WWII Sergeant who must decide between completing a mission or the safety of his men.

I think that this is one of the better WWII short films I have seen so far. Some of the equipment looked out of place, but overall I think they did a good job with the film.

If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Episode #3 of “Sage Alexander: The Dark Realm”

If you have not seen either of the two prior episodes, you should begin viewing with Episode #1.

Short Films– The third short (13:53) episode of the Sage Alexander prequel “The Rooms are Alive” was uploaded to YouTube by TigerBeat TV on July 27. The synopsis:

Sage enters the Dark Realm with strict orders not to alter the past — and possibly the future — by interfering with what he may witness in there. In the meantime, the five other young warriors get further lured into the Dark Realm and meet a surprising face. Can they work together to find a way out? Will Sage play it safe or risk the future when he hears desperate calls for help?

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Episode #2 of “Sage Alexander: The Dark Realm”

If you haven’t seen it already, start viewing with episode #1 before you watch this episode.

Short Films – The second short (10:47) episode of the Sage Alexander prequel “Are We All Going to Die?” was uploaded to YouTube by TigerBeat TVon July 20. I do think this one was better than the first. I am glad that friend Ashlea Rae has a larger role in this episode. The synopsis:

Sage still feels unprepared to enter the Dark Realm, so grandpa Alexander begins to memory share with him. He continues to recount the story of the young warriors who set out to find a portal to the Dark Realm… Will they find it? And will Sage finally feel ready to enter it himself?

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Short World War II Film “Addle Strife”

Short FilmsWWII – This short (9:48) film set in World War II was uploaded to YouTube in November of 2017 by independent filmmaker Karl Ryan Erikson. This film has been recognized through several awards. The official synopsis:

Two U.S. paratroopers, who are at odds with each other, decide to track down an injured German Soldier after a failed American ambush.

This is one of the best short WWII films I have seen thus far.

If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” and “World War II Timeline” of interest.

Short WWII Film “Battle of the Bulges 1944”

Short Films  – WWII – This short (9:33) film was uploaded to YouTube in March of 2015 by korsika43. As they explain in their YouTube channel, they are a WWI and WWII reenactment group.

While this is not one of the best films I have seen, I do think that the inclusion of the special effects and tanks was a good effort, though obviously animations. There are some errors in the film, like the fact that it looks like summer instead of the winter when the Battle of the Bulge actually took place. Some of the comments on the YouTube posting also point out errors in the uniforms. For a group that is primarily focused on reenactments, I think this is a reasonable film.

If you are a student of the World War II era in history, you may find my pages “World War II Sources” and “World War II Timeline” of interest.