Good Morning Mr. Hitler

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History Documentary hosted by cast themselves, published by Channel 4 in 1993 - English narration

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Recently-discovered color footage tells the story of an extraordinary Munich weekend when Adolf Hitler and nearly the entire Nazi leadership attended a three-day national cultural festival - including concerts, dancing, exhibitions and a five-mile-long parade - titled "2,000 Years of German Culture". The film was shot in July 1939, just six weeks before the Second World War began, by an amateur film buff who wangled a special pass to shoot the event in close-up on color 16-millimeter Kodachrome. It was first shown only to the film maker's family, then hidden in the family cellar, where it lay for many years before one of his sons retrieved it. English film makers Luke Holland and Paul Yule assembled an audience of elderly Germans, framing them watching themselves in the 1939 footage and reminiscing about their experiences. Among them were sons of the unofficial cameraman who shot the 16-millimeter film and the daughter of the publisher of Hitler's Mein Kampf, who in deference to Hitler's wish for "privacy" on frequent visits to the publisher's home never said "Heil Mein F├╝hrer", but always "Good Morning Mr. Hitler." The remarkable color footage presents a rarely-seen view of Adolf Hitler and of the Munich crowds (cast not in the role of anonymous adoring masses, as in Third Reich propaganda films, but as complicit participants, sharing with their leader the excitement of the parade).


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  • Duration: 43mn 14s
  • File size: 560 MB
  • Width: 704 pixels
  • Height: 400 pixels
  • Display aspect ratio: 5:4
  • Frame rate: 25.000 fps
  • Audio Codec: AAC
  • Channel(s): 2 channels
  • Sampling rate: 48.0 KHz
  • Encoded by: Turbojugend
  • Credit goes to: Mudshark1

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