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German Troops Riot In Italy Over Disney Film
PJMedia ^ | September 23rd, 2012 | Rand Simberg

Posted on 09/24/2012 7:33:57 AM PDT by NonZeroSum

September 13th, 1943

WASHINGTON (Routers) Outraged over the insult to their Fuehrer by a film recently released by RKO, German troops reportedly engaged in violent attacks on Americans attempting to consolidate a beach head in the area of Salerno, Italy, today. The attack was seemingly sudden and spontaneous, waged against the 36th and 45th Divisions near the villages of Altavilla and Battipaglia.

The casualties are severe. The 1st and 3d Battalions, 142nd, and the 3d Battalion, 143rd, have been thrown back from Altavilla. Company K, 143rd, has been cut off. The 1st Battalion, 142nd, has lost all except some sixty of its men. The 2nd Battalion, 143rd, has been smashed in the Sele-Calore corridor and the 1st Battalion, 157th, has been hit hard as well. The American line has been dented, even pierced, and only the artillery is preventing a complete break-through. Worst of all, there are almost no reserves available to mend the line.

Titled Der Fuehrer’s Face, the short film that caused the uprising mocks not only Adolf Hitler, but also his aides Goering and Goebbels, and the Nazi belief system itself, and is clearly intended to do so. Featuring an insulting Donald Duck, it seems like crude propaganda, depicting Germans as cruel and stupid. It also makes fun of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. It also includes a racist depiction of General Tojo, the Japanese military leader. It features a silly and insulting song released last year by the so-called “comic” musician Spike Jones that mocks the Nazi Party.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clueless; liars; libya
Some things never change.
1 posted on 09/24/2012 7:34:06 AM PDT by NonZeroSum
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To: NonZeroSum

lol


2 posted on 09/24/2012 7:46:17 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NonZeroSum

Were these regular peace-loving NAZIS, moderate NAZIS, or radical NAZIS? Today, these questions need to be asked, because certain American politicians would apologize to the NAZIS and cater to the so-called peace-loving NAZIS and create a moral equivalency between the holocasut and a cartoon.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:02 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: NonZeroSum

Great link
nicely done


4 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: NonZeroSum

End war and violence. Repeal the First Amendment!


5 posted on 09/24/2012 7:48:48 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NonZeroSum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpgSYbrw09g


6 posted on 09/24/2012 7:50:07 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: NonZeroSum
Titled Der Fuehrer’s Face, the short film that caused the uprising mocks not only Adolf Hitler, but also his aides Goering and Goebbels, and the Nazi belief system itself, and is clearly intended to do so. Featuring an insulting Donald Duck, it seems like crude propaganda, depicting Germans as cruel and stupid.

Unconfirmed reports claim that the Germans actually rioted because Donald wasn't wearing pants.

7 posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:19 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: NonZeroSum

I am linking to this on my new blog, buried inside the News of the Day report.

http://asspos.blogspot.com


8 posted on 09/24/2012 7:58:56 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NonZeroSum
For your viewing pleasure . . .

Der Fuehrer's Face - the original with Spike Jones & his City Slickers. (1942 music video? Whazzup widdat?)

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

9 posted on 09/24/2012 8:05:14 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: NonZeroSum
"Some things never change.'

One important note. This WAS produced for the US Government.

"The most notable of Disney’s wartime efforts was a Donald Duck cartoon produced for the War Department, “Der Fuhrer’s Face” (1942), which won an Oscar for best short subject and may have been the single most popular propaganda short produced during the war."

10 posted on 09/24/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: NonZeroSum
My 94 years & 11 months old father, was a Captain with the 45th (157th Regiment) at Anzio, having gone AWOL from hospital recuperation to rejoin his outfit. Strange how he never mentioned this particular difficulty with a Disney Cartoon!

FYI for a good read on the 45th Inf.Div. (National Guard CO/NM/OK), look for the "Rock of Anzio" by Flint Whitlock.

11 posted on 09/24/2012 8:29:26 AM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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To: SES1066
Small world.

My 88-year-old dad was there too - with the 34th I.D. (mostly Iowa) in a Combat Engineer unit.

12 posted on 09/24/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: NonZeroSum

Naziism was a war plan.


13 posted on 09/24/2012 8:53:42 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: NonZeroSum

“The only thing we have to fear are insensitive, inflammatory movies that hurt the feelings of Nazis and Japanese. We absolutely reject its content and message.
Did we overreact when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Of course not.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt


14 posted on 09/24/2012 9:57:37 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: tumblindice

Germans?


15 posted on 09/24/2012 9:58:49 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator
"What?" President Roosevelt
16 posted on 09/24/2012 10:02:49 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: NonZeroSum

Disrespecting the Fuhrer has to be right up there with disrespecting Mohammed. No wonder the Germans didn’t like us.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 10:39:15 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; ...
Re: My 88-year-old dad was there too

My Dad was there also, 1st Ranger Battalion... and had he not been taken from us way too young at 51 in 1971, he would be 92 today.

And I'm guessing he'd be really, really... teed off at Obama!

Bingo... Right on target, Clint!

18 posted on 09/24/2012 11:54:49 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Tag


19 posted on 09/24/2012 11:57:08 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: NonZeroSum

That opening song gets cranked on the loud speakers around 5 times during the weekend every year on our annual Octoberfest camping trip in the woods.

That reminds me that i’m going to have to go out and buy a crap load of german beer for the upcoming trip.....and a new air mattress.


20 posted on 09/24/2012 12:34:47 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Bender2

Amen Brother Bendy!!


21 posted on 09/24/2012 3:23:54 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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