British mock the Nazis with the Nazis’ own propaganda footage, 1935

British mock the Nazis with the Nazis’ own propaganda footage, 1935

A German propaganda film called “Triumph of the Will” was released in 1935 to bolster support for Hitler. When the British got a hold of it, they re-edited it and added a lighthearted dance tune to make the German military and Hitler himself look like silly wind up toys. Then they released it as their own propaganda.

The British loved the humor of the simple mockery. In contrast, when the Nazi Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels saw his work reappropriated to undermine his cause, he left the theater screaming curses…

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5 thoughts on “British mock the Nazis with the Nazis’ own propaganda footage, 1935”

  1. Ah, the simple humor. Reminds me of elementary school, many years ago, when the highlight of any day was watching a film reel on rewind…

  2. The music is “Doing the Lambeth Walk” The original is Leni Riefenstahl’s “Triumph des Willens” and is widely considered one of the greatest technical masterpieces of cinematography ever made. Evil, yes, but brilliant.

  3. Tarantino did a better job of mocking Nazis. ;-)“Got a man here wants to die for country. Obliiiiiiige him.”

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