The movie opens with the claim that it is based on facts, which it is,
but so overly-simplified and biased that it gets ridiculous after a few
minutes. The movie is littered with images of Hitler's face turning
into a skull, and Nazi-swastikas turning the wrong way.
The way the movie is presented gives it an amateurish feel. Judging by
the way the narrator is speaking, you are led to think that the script
is without periods or commas.
Just after a few minutes you are led to the idea that Germany is the
great Satan. You are shown how the Germans in WWI were the sole
inventors and users of flamethrowers, bombing raids, and poison gas.
As the film progress it just gets sillier.
This movie is a great description of how the sentiment towards Germany
was in the years after the war. The movie is from 1961, so many
families still had a grandparent who had fought in the first war and a
parent who had fought in the second.
If you are looking for a documentary that can give you unbiased and
true information about Hitler's rise to power, this movie is certainly
not a place to look.
Because this movie is truly not about Hitler. It's about how 'evil' all
of Germany is.
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