Skip to comments.German Troops Riot In Italy Over Disney Film
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 Fuehrers 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 Hitlers 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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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.
End war and violence. Repeal the First Amendment!
Unconfirmed reports claim that the Germans actually rioted because Donald wasn't wearing pants.
I am linking to this on my new blog, buried inside the News of the Day report.
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.
One important note. This WAS produced for the US Government.
"The most notable of Disneys wartime efforts was a Donald Duck cartoon produced for the War Department, Der Fuhrers Face (1942), which won an Oscar for best short subject and may have been the single most popular propaganda short produced during the war."
FYI for a good read on the 45th Inf.Div. (National Guard CO/NM/OK), look for the "Rock of Anzio" by Flint Whitlock.
My 88-year-old dad was there too - with the 34th I.D. (mostly Iowa) in a Combat Engineer unit.
Naziism was a war plan.
“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
Disrespecting the Fuhrer has to be right up there with disrespecting Mohammed. No wonder the Germans didn’t like us.
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!
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.