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Old November 8th, 2012, 04:50 PM   #21
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One of my favorite movies is "The Eagle Has Landed". I realize that it is fiction, but it is mostly from the German point of view.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 12:10 AM   #22

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One of my favorite movies is "The Eagle Has Landed". I realize that it is fiction, but it is mostly from the German point of view.
It's a british movie, just with not that bad germans as usual.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #23

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Beorna, are you familar with this book?

Der Zweite Weltkrieg in Text und Bild.: Hellmuth Günther Dahms: 9783776620801: Amazon.com: Books

Being that the case, what do you think about it and its author?
No, sorry. I don't know the book.
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I think that the Sven Hassel novels about his personal experience as german soldier (although he was a danish) shows more of the war seen in the eyes of a normal people.
There was many movies made from these novels (the Dirty dozen series was from these, but the germans was turned in americans and the originaly allied inthe germans but the action remain). Were also movies made from Monte Cassino and Gestapo novels.
The humor and boldness from this novels (I think that are 8 novels) and of course the human tragedy are an interesting lecture for everyone.
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I think that the Sven Hassel novels about his personal experience as german soldier (although he was a danish) shows more of the war seen in the eyes of a normal people.
There was many movies made from these novels (the Dirty dozen series was from these, but the germans was turned in americans and the originaly allied inthe germans but the action remain). Were also movies made from Monte Cassino and Gestapo novels.
The humor and boldness from this novels (I think that are 8 novels) and of course the human tragedy are an interesting lecture for everyone.
Indeed.
Obviously it has to be remembered that it is a novel, therefore don't get too much stunned if you read that Red Army soldiers are using AK-47.
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Instead of writing out a very lengthy and obscure reply which not many people would read I've decided to present my answer using the methods of song and dance.


This should explain everything.

I've included the lyrics so you can sing along too when you're at work or at college or in the library:



Well hi there people
You know me

I used to run a little joint called Germany.
I was number one
The people's choice
And everybody listened to my mighty voice.
My name is Adolf
I'm on the mike.
I'm gonna hip you to the story of the New Third Reich.
It all began down in Munich town and pretty soon
The word started gettin' around.
So I said to Martin Boorman
I said
Hey Marty, why don't we throw a little nazi party?
We had an election
Well
Kinda sorta
And before you knew it hello
New order.
To all those mothers in the fatherland I said
Achtung, Baby, I got me a plan
.
'YVhatcha got Adolf? Whatcha gonna do?"
I said "how about this one
World War Two?"

To be or not to be
Oh baby
Can't you see

We're gonna take it to the top. You're making history
And it feels so good to me
Ooh darlin'
Please don't ever stop.
Don't be stupid; be a smarty
Come on and join the nazi party - party.
Like humpty dumpty offa that wall

All the little countries they began to fall
Holland
Belgium
Denmark
Poland-
The troops were rockin' and the tanks were rollin'

We were swingin' along with a song in our hearts.
And "Deutschland über alles" was making the charts

We had a new step called a goosestep we were dancing to.
Well
It's sorta kinda like a German boogaloo

I was gettin' what I wanted
But it wasn't enough.
So I called the boys
I said boys
Get though

Now I surrounded myself with some unusual cats.
There was skinny little Göbbels and Göring mister fats

And let's not forget ole Himmler and Hess.
You'd better believe we made a hell of a mess

Say Heil - Heil - siegety Heil
We gonna whip it on the people teutonic style
To be or not to be
Oh baby
Can't you see

We're gonna make it to the top. You are our destiny

This thing was meant to be
Why don't we do it till we drop?
Say you boots ain't black and shirt ainY brown?
Well
Get back Jack
You can't get down. Do it
Adolf
Do it.
I drank wine from the Rhine with the finest ladies

And we did it in the back of my black Mercedes.

I was on a roll
I couldn't lose
Then came D-day
The birth of the blues.
The Yanks and the Brits started raising cain

Those guys were the pits
I was goin' insane.
People all around me started swallowing pills

Let's face it
Folks
We was going downhill.
Berlin was crumbling
We was under the gun

Time to look out for number one.
So I grabbed a blonde and a case of beer

Say the Russians are commin'
Lets get out of here.

To be or not to be
Oh honey
Can't you see

We had to take it to the top. You sure made history
And it felt so good to me
Oh schatze


Please don't ever stop.

Auf wiedersehn
Good to've seen ya

I got a one way ticket to Argentina.
To be or not to be
Oh baby
Can't you see

We've got to take it to the top. You're makin' history
And it feels so good to me


Why don't we do it till we drop?
We have ways of making you dance . . .
- Sprechen Sie Argentinian ?


Now now, no need to thank me.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:23 AM   #27
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German Movies


- movies of Veit Harlan: Die Goldene Stadt (1942), Der Grosse König, Kolberg (1945) Super!!!!
- Die Brücke (Bernhard Wicki) 1959: German boy soldiers defend their own village against the Ami's: A MUST
- Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen.
- Hitler, ein Film aus Deutschland (1978); Hans-Jürgen Syberberg!!! 8 hours!
- Stalingrad (Vilsmaier 1993) A MUST!!!!
- Der Untergang

PS The number of German war movies while so many were affected by the war is very small!!!! The war is still not popular in Germany. They certainly do not heroize it like the Americans or Russians do.
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I think that the Sven Hassel novels about his personal experience as german soldier (although he was a danish) shows more of the war seen in the eyes of a normal people.
There was many movies made from these novels (the Dirty dozen series was from these, but the germans was turned in americans and the originaly allied inthe germans but the action remain). Were also movies made from Monte Cassino and Gestapo novels.
The humor and boldness from this novels (I think that are 8 novels) and of course the human tragedy are an interesting lecture for everyone.
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Indeed.
Obviously it has to be remembered that it is a novel, therefore don't get too much stunned if you read that Red Army soldiers are using AK-47.
Yeah I kinda snickered when reading that. I've only read one Sven Hassel novel. In terms of describing the daily life of soldiers on the front, it does a good job. In terms of providing a coherent plot, it failed at that.
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