Yesterday’s serious press carried near-full-page advertisements for Channel 4’s new substation “More4“‘s screening of Downfall, Oliver Hirschbiegel’s acclaimed cinematic imagining of the last moments of former German head of state Adolf Hitler. These advertisements read:
“It’s a happy ending. He dies.”
But just how happy an ending was it for the once-proud nation that was Germany, for Europe as a whole, and for all of us living on this fragile planet? Channel 4 News tonight broadcasts a special investigation into the truth about Churchill’s war, how, from the moment international observers were excluded from the site of Hitler’s convenient demise, the stability of an entire continent—indeed of the World—was undermined by the intransigence of the British; how a sovereign state was carved in two by the actions of a massive American invasion force, the first wave of a military occupation that was to continue long after the much-hyped official “end” of the war.
Even today, over sixty years after the conflict, Channel 4 News will reveal how a British historian has been imprisoned by the authorities in Herr Hitler’s own country of birth for speaking out against the establishment account of the war, a war fought on the pretext of bringing freedom to mainland Europe, but in reality driven by the agenda of a shadowy ruling caste whose representatives held the highest positions in the British and American governments and whose identity can only now be revealed. We speak to surviving German and Japanese internees, who were held in camps on Allied soil, without trial, without appeal, and without real milk in their tea.
Jon Snow presents “Churchill and Roosevelt: The First Neoconservatives And Their Legacy Of Death”, this evening on Channel 4 News.
Nice. Hopefully there’ll be a bit about how the whole Anschluss (or 3/12 as it came to be known) was really invented by Churchill as a cover for his own ambitions…cheaper sauerkraut.
Yawn, Saddam/Hitler find/replaces are sooooo mid-2005. At least yours was a better effort than Aero’s a little while back.
Like a lot of Channel 4 reports about wars, this isn’t so much about any particular conflict as about the way people who work for Channel 4 look at the World.
But, since you brought him up:
Saddam AND Hitler: 2 390 000 hits
Bush AND Hitler: 6 440 000 hits
Obvious, isn’t it?
I thought it was common knowledge that most non-British people regard putting milk in tea as rather perverse – look at George Mikes “How to Be An Alien”.
This being so, I would have thought forcing Japanese and German detainees to take their tea with milk or milk substitute would have been a case for the Geneva Convention.
I watched downfall – it was fantastic! Done really well. Made an impact without being gory or dis-tasteful.
I missed the end though as I fell asleep. It was a late night….
The Austrian did it.
Of course the Americans were evil to divide Germany. The alternative, of course, was Germany ruled entirely under Stalin’s authority. He’d have been much better …
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