Frank Capra directed this film in the vein of his Why We Fight series. It was intended to be shown to American troops participating in the invasion and occupation of Germany. But by the time it was ready, Germany was on its way to falling. Hence, the film was shelved. Never widely distributed or shown, it covers the events leading up World War II and comments on the character of the German people.
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Ernst Lubitsch directed an earlier version of this film in October 1942 u under the title Know Your Enemy: Germany but the material was revised due to changing ideas on how to treat the Germans after the war, and what limited release the film got was not until 1945. See more
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