Film 'Why We Fight' gives historical background to Adolf Hitler's plan of world conquest in 1930s
Germany Date:1934 Duration:6 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
Film 'Why We Fight' provides historical perspective on Adolf Hitler's plan of world conquest. Image of Otto von Bismark and year 1863 is seen with quote,"We will dominate the whole world." Year 1914 and image of Kaiser Wilhelm II and quote,"God has made us for civilizing the world. Woe and death to all who resist my will." Year 1933 and image of Adolf Hitler and quote: My motto is,'Destroy by all and any means. National Socialism will reshape the world'." German eagle monument with swastika. Troops in precise large formation during Totenehrung (honoring of the dead) at the 1934 Nuremberg Rally as Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Viktor Lutze walk forward during the ceremony. Buglers blow and troops march at another Nazi rally. Images of military graves in a cemetery. Images of British soldiers blinded by gas attacks in World war I. Bodies of persons dead from diseases due to war. Fleeting images of destruction and grief from war, including hanged persons. Hitler at a podium flanked by Himmler. Closeups of Hitler. The buglers previously shown are seen again.Hitler standing with Viktor Lutze and Rudolf Hess. Brief images of Mongols marching and riding horses, with image of Genghis Khan. Map showing Mongolian 13th Century conquests in Asia and Eastern Europe. German Institute of Geopolitics in Munich, founded by Karl Ernst Haushofer. Closeup of Haushofer with backdrop of world map. Clerks in the institute cataloging information. German soldiers entering and studying in the institute. Brief images of economic wealth of the world, roughnecks setting pipe at an oil well, a "forest" of oil well derricks, harvested trees, steam shovels at an open pit mine, ore on a conveyer, cattle, farmers harvesting grain, flocks of sheep, and human labor. Animated map showing distribution of land area in the world and comparing Hitler's plan of conquest to that of Gengis Khan.
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