ISSUE No. 160 (Code A160) — Now with Colour Comparisons
THE NAZI BÜCKEBERG HARVEST FESTIVAL - The Reichserntedankfest (Reich Harvest Thanksgiving Festival) on the Bückeberg near the town of Hameln was one of the largest annual mass meetings organised by the Third Reich, comparable only to the Nazi party rallies at Nuremberg. Karel Margry tells us how this was designed by the Propaganda Ministry as a way to draw the farmers and peasants of Germany closer to the Nazi regime. Exploring the Crash Site of Ian Smith - Dave Cooper tells us of his quest to find and visit the site in north-western Italy where the then future Prime Minister of Rhodesia, Ian Smith, had crashed in his Spitfire on June 22, 1944. Okunoshima: Japan's Poison Gas Arsenal - From 1929 to 1945, the Imperial Japanese Army operated a top-secret poison gas plant on Okunoshima a small island in Japan's Inland Sea in Hiroshima Prefecture. David Mitchellhill-Green tells us the full story. The Victors - Trevor Popple takes us through the film which was the directional debut of producer and screenwriter Carl Foreman.
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