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1927–1954  from

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many Axis and Neutral countries

across Europe!  

 

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Achtung! Australien! Achtung Asien!

 

 

 

COLIN ROSS  (04.06.1885 Vienna – 29.04.1945 Urfeld am Walchensee, Germany)

 

Colin Ross was, despite his somewhat Anglo–sounding name, an Austrian who became world–famous in the mid–1920s for his exotic travel documentary films, such as:

Colin Ross with a crankcase around the World (1924)

Secrets of a Soul (1925/1926)

The awakening Sphinx. With Colin Ross from the Cape to Cairo (1927)

Three years through Africa  (1928)

Egypt (1928)

Watch out Australia! Watch out Asia! The double-face of the East (1930)

The new Asia – a world political film. (1940)

 These films were mostly feature-film-length.

The Ufa film studio's famous Kulturfilm Dept. also released in 1931 a short film of footage entitled Australia and New Zealand edited by Felix Lampe, which was from Watch out Australia! Watch out Asia! The double-face of the East  of the previous year.

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ABOVE: Ross as depicted in the Degeto 1938/39 film catalogue.

Ross was a prolific filmmaker, lecturer, sold hundreds of thousands of his twenty-five  best-seller travel guides and books written as a result of his extraordinary adventures and travels. Accoridng to the Austrian Filmmuseum, he also "wrote an estimated 1200 newspaper and magazine articles."

Hitler reputedly once said, “A man like Colin Ross, for example, gave me infinitely more precious information on the subject” of the Far East than German diplomats or the Foreign Office.

Ross and his wife were both committed National Socialists, but after his 1940 film on The new Asia he made no more films.

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 The Rosses were close friends and neighbours to the Baldur von Schirach family – and lived within walking distance of the von Schirach's country home on the beautiful lake Walchensee,  south of Munich.  On 29 April 1945, Colin Ross and his wife committed suicide in their Walchensee house.

 

 

 
Year
1930
 
Director
Ross
 
Country
Germany