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The Lambeth Walk: Nazi Style!

by Macker ( 79 Comments › )
Filed under History, World War II at January 27th, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Yes, this classic was done well before YouTube came into play, which makes it all the more amusing!

This film short is called “Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style” and was made by Charles A. Ridley in 1941. He re-edited existing footage of Hitler and Nazi soldiers (taken from the propaganda film “Triumph of the Will”) to make it appear they were marching and dancing to “The Lambeth Walk”. He used the music because members of the Nazi party had called the tune “Jewish mischief and animalistic hopping”. The re-edit was distributed uncredited to newsreel companies in the US and UK. Made 60+ years before YouTube, it is regarded as one of the first political remix videos.

Hmmmm…I wonder who might do the same thing with footage from The SCOAMF’s rallies…

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  1. brookly red
    1 | January 27, 2013 6:14 pm

    Hitler could do that because his population was 97 percent German and 100 percent never having experienced a Hitler. Obama, would love to do that but 49% of the population ain’t having it. And we have guns. Damn how he hates that.


  2. buzzsawmonkey
    2 | January 27, 2013 6:18 pm

    Interesting historical note: the “Lambeth Walk” was the big dance number from the musical “Me and My Girl,” which is about a low-class East Ender who becomes elevated to the peerage. The musical came out right about the time that the Duke of Windsor, who would have been Edward VIII, abdicated the throne for the sake of “the woman he loved,” Wallis Warfield Simpson. It was, obliquely, a humorous take/commentary on the abdication.

    The Duke of Windsor was, famously, a Nazi sympathizer. This film was made in 1941, i.e., during or just after the London Blitz, which occurred from 1940 through May of 1941. The Blitz marked the end of the “phony war’ and the beginning of the real privation for the British.

    So, making a film that mocked the Nazis during the Blitz, using a song which had a provenance of mocking the abdicated Nazi-sympathetic Duke of Windsor, had a lot of resonance at the time.


  3. buzzsawmonkey
    3 | January 27, 2013 6:26 pm

    “The Lambeth Walk,” from 1938.


  4. Lily
    4 | January 27, 2013 6:28 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Hitler could do that because his population was 97 percent German and 100 percent never having experienced a Hitler. Obama, would love to do that but 49% of the population ain’t having it. And we have guns. Damn how he hates that.

    Yes he hates that!
    /saw where Stephen King says that the NRA needs to clean up the blood, guts and brains from the next death by a gun. Really dude..you and your violenced filled books are all sitting up on your high horse. Where would you Mr. King be without your all the violence in your books? So can we also have you go clean a bizarre crime scene because you write violent bizarre things?


  5. heysoos
    5 | January 27, 2013 6:43 pm

    two words…
    Boomtown


  6. AZfederalist
    6 | January 27, 2013 6:50 pm

    When one contemplates the work required to make that remix given the technology of the time, that’s a huge project.


  7. buzzsawmonkey
    7 | January 27, 2013 6:54 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    When one contemplates the work required to make that remix given the technology of the time, that’s a huge project.

    Not really; just a matter of forward and backward cranking, with the proper soundtrack laid over it.

    You want to see virtuoso filmmaking, check out Buster Keaton’s film “The Playhouse.”


  8. unclassifiable
    8 | January 27, 2013 6:58 pm

    Oh this is good :lol:


  9. The Osprey
    9 | January 27, 2013 7:08 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    William Manchester’s “The Last Lion” biography of Churchill references this IIRC. I know it mentioned “The Lambeth Walk” in terms of pop culure in Britain at the time of the Munich sellout, and he talks about the Duke of Windsor and his Nazi sympathies. IIRC, Churchill’s people made sure he was put in some out of the way place for the duration of the war where he couldn’t sabotage the war effort. One of Britain’s colonies in the Caribbean, IIRC. Jamaica…BVI…St. KItts…Barbados….somewhere like that.


  10. lobo91
    10 | January 27, 2013 7:30 pm

    @ Lily:

    I’m still wondering about the part where he talked about “bits of intestines” and stuff.

    Sounds more like something you’d see after a suicide bomber strikes, not a shooting.


  11. buzzsawmonkey
    11 | January 27, 2013 7:34 pm

    The Osprey wrote:

    IIRC, Churchill’s people made sure he was put in some out of the way place for the duration of the war where he couldn’t sabotage the war effort.

    The “Farthing” series of novels, Farthing, Ha’penny, and Half a Crown, are a very interesting set of tales about Britain if there had been a Nazi-sympathetic government which had brokered a peace with Germany instead of fighting to victory.


  12. Lily
    12 | January 27, 2013 7:52 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Stephen King is so full of himself it is unreal. Because he has never been at a shooting then he imagines how he would write about one and if you have noticed he described it as violent and gruesome as possible. Same thing I thought does he think all shootings are with shot-guns? (I imagine getting shot up-close with a shot-gun would be messy)….but I think he needs to be up there too to clean up a violent crime scene…since of course he writes violent books.


  13. heysoos
    13 | January 27, 2013 7:56 pm

    @ Lily:
    King is just another wordsmith cashing in unreality, his world is insulated…he’s an elite and people worship him


  14. buzzsawmonkey
    14 | January 27, 2013 8:02 pm

    Stephen King made a fortune for himself selling moral rot tricked out as cheap horror thrills. He is one of the rank flowers springing from the dungheap of the erosion of social morality.

    He is now spouting off to buy off his conscience—assuming he has one.


  15. Bumr50
    15 | January 27, 2013 8:03 pm

    Would Roland hand over his revolvers?


  16. Lily
    16 | January 27, 2013 8:05 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I don’t worship him. His arrogance is enough to make anyone ill…it oozes off of everything he says and does as he has gotten older.


  17. buzzsawmonkey
    17 | January 27, 2013 8:06 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Would Roland hand over his revolvers?

    I didn’t know they had revolvers in Charlemagne’s time…


  18. heysoos
    18 | January 27, 2013 8:08 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Would Roland hand over his revolvers?

    sure, grips first…and then flipity floppa boomity boom!…bad guys down…one of those Dirty Josie movies


  19. heysoos
    19 | January 27, 2013 8:11 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    I don’t worship him. His arrogance is enough to make anyone ill…it oozes off of everything he says and does as he has gotten older.

    actually I know nothing about him, or have read any of his books…but if he chooses to be my enemy, too bad for him


  20. Lily
    20 | January 27, 2013 8:14 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Stephen King made a fortune for himself selling moral rot tricked out as cheap horror thrills. He is one of the rank flowers springing from the dungheap of the erosion of social morality.
    He is now spouting off to buy off his conscience—assuming he has one.

    I honestly don’t think he has one….he doesn’t even see the irony in what he said about the NRA and the stuff he pedals in books. He is one of the last people to be preaching anti-violence to anyone. With age he hasn’t gotten better in his writing either. What he is …is bitter and doesn’t believe in anything but himself…and certainly not God of which he makes very clear. I assume he thinks he’s relevent.


  21. Lily
    21 | January 27, 2013 8:15 pm

    @ heysoos:

    You aren’t missing anything.


  22. heysoos
    22 | January 27, 2013 8:22 pm

    regarding Benghazi…
    it’s ironic to say the least that people like King and Tarantino vigorously deny any role of manufactured violence in our culture, but that those crazed Islamists went homicidal due to a obscure video broadcast on the net


  23. buzzsawmonkey
    23 | January 27, 2013 8:24 pm

    @ Lily:

    Classic horror stories—Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau—were meditations on the nature of humanity, the condition of the soul, and the relationship of Man to God and the temptations of the world.

    Modern horror stories are built around the idea of a lack of God. Where the classics attempted to struggle with the ideas of God, what a Godless universe meant, and the fear of death in a Godless universe, the modern horror story rejects the idea of God at the threshold, and instead posits nothing but an abyss of endless horror and terror.

    That is what King has used—has exploited—to make his fortune; inflaming the unquenchable fear awakened by the contemplation of a Godless universe.


  24. buzzsawmonkey
    24 | January 27, 2013 8:26 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    it’s ironic to say the least that people like King and Tarantino vigorously deny any role of manufactured violence in our culture, but that those crazed Islamists went homicidal due to a obscure video broadcast on the net

    Nice observation.


  25. heysoos
    25 | January 27, 2013 8:29 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    if I can see this, so can any other imp


  26. buzzsawmonkey
    26 | January 27, 2013 8:33 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    if I can see this, so can any other imp

    You may have noticed that there are many people for whom willful blindness is a way of life.


  27. unclassifiable
    27 | January 27, 2013 8:34 pm

    @ heysoos:

    The other thing I here from the Obamabots is “Why are you getting worked up about this? You can’t control it.”

    As if my participation ended after the election.

    “Obama won! Back to work prole!” seems to be their only argument besides the race card.


  28. buzzsawmonkey
    28 | January 27, 2013 8:35 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    The other thing I here from the Obamabots is “Why are you getting worked up about this? You can’t control it.”

    In the immortal words of Hillary Clinton, “What difference does it make?”


  29. heysoos
    29 | January 27, 2013 8:36 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    heysoos wrote:
    if I can see this, so can any other imp
    You may have noticed that there are many people for whom willful blindness is a way of life.

    yeah and that worries me, way down range…the left actually breeds voters like fresh water shrimp…I’m very disturbed about this in terms of voting rights…it’s a liberal perpetual motion machine


  30. heysoos
    30 | January 27, 2013 8:44 pm

    7.5% unemployment is permanent…forever if not even worse


  31. unclassifiable
    31 | January 27, 2013 8:46 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    It’s not just me.

    It’s the millions of pissed off folks like the ones in the NRA.

    And the number of pissed off folks are growing.

    What do you think a little liberal hipster gonna think when they say “go die” because of his clove cigaretts or some other inane excuse not to get his subsidized health care?

    What happens when a little liberal diva gonna cry to when the hospital decides giving treatment to granny or momma is a waste of resources, and out you go?

    You fat — go die.
    You smoke — go die.
    You too old — go die.
    You got a gun — go die…

    …and that last one is where they will really have an issue.


  32. RIX
    32 | January 27, 2013 8:53 pm

    The 60 Minutes interview that Steve Kroft did with Obama & Hillary ws
    actually shameful.
    It was a grinning , drooling softball fest.
    The Media does not serve the American people, it serves a Marxist clown.


  33. 33 | January 27, 2013 8:53 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Perhaps King should make an “appearance” in Download City?


  34. unclassifiable
    34 | January 27, 2013 8:56 pm

    @ Macker:

    When is the last time he wrote anything?

    He’s going to find out his “usefullness” to the regime ain’t much past this lame self-serving tripe he’s serving up.

    So yeah, send his ass down.


  35. Lily
    35 | January 27, 2013 8:57 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Classic horror stories—Frankenstein, Dracula, The Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau—were meditations on the nature of humanity, the condition of the soul, and the relationship of Man to God and the temptations of the world.
    Modern horror stories are built around the idea of a lack of God. Where the classics attempted to struggle with the ideas of God, what a Godless universe meant, and the fear of death in a Godless universe, the modern horror story rejects the idea of God at the threshold, and instead posits nothing but an abyss of endless horror and terror.
    That is what King has used—has exploited—to make his fortune; inflaming the unquenchable fear awakened by the contemplation of a Godless universe.

    Well said buzz…I have always like what would be called scary books …some would call horror..but the real horror type stories I’m not all that interested in. I like the classic good vs. evil were good does win. King’s beginnings in writing were so much different than his later writings… his short story collections weren’t half bad. But he veered hard left as he became more famous and frankly most of his central characters were all him in some form or another all writers…King believes he is some modern Hitchcock…wrong.


  36. RIX
    36 | January 27, 2013 9:00 pm

    @ unclassifiable:
    Steven King is not Tolstoy.
    He wrote a few good things, but he is a pop author who wrote
    some really bad stuff,


  37. Bumr50
    37 | January 27, 2013 9:02 pm

    @ Lily:

    Roland of Gilead, hero of his “opus,” is by trade a “gunslinger.”


  38. RIX
    38 | January 27, 2013 9:05 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ Lily:

    Roland of Gilead, hero of his “opus,” is by trade a “gunslinger.”

    And he fought the lobstrocities.


  39. Lily
    39 | January 27, 2013 9:10 pm

    @ RIX:

    His early writings were good…but he went south fast for an author.


  40. 40 | January 27, 2013 9:11 pm

    Imagine if the MSM actually believed in secularism, freedom of expression, womens’ rights, democracy and all the rest of it. They might have some a thing or two about Islam worth laughing at over the past 20 years (counting back to the WTC bombing).


  41. 41 | January 27, 2013 9:12 pm

    They might have some a thing -> they might have found a thing.

    pimf


  42. buzzsawmonkey
    42 | January 27, 2013 9:12 pm

    Lily wrote:

    King believes he is some modern Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock was a creep on many levels, and a self-marketing genius. He wrote little, if anything; he was an entrepreneur who lent his his name—made creating films which began in suspense and bloodlust and ended largely in horror—to marketing dramatizations and short-story collections under his name.


  43. buzzsawmonkey
    43 | January 27, 2013 9:13 pm

    Macker wrote:

    Perhaps King should make an “appearance” in Download City?

    I don’t understand.


  44. Lily
    44 | January 27, 2013 9:19 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    King believes he is some modern Hitchcock
    Alfred Hitchcock was a creep on many levels, and a self-marketing genius. He wrote little, if anything; he was an entrepreneur who lent his his name—made creating films which began in suspense and bloodlust and ended largely in horror—to marketing dramatizations and short-story collections under his name.

    Well sum of old Alfred…King and him do have somethings in common now that you put it that way.


  45. 45 | January 27, 2013 9:21 pm

    OT: Nika Riot spreads to Suez


  46. RIX
    46 | January 27, 2013 9:22 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ RIX:

    His early writings were good…but he went south fast for an author.

    I agree, I read a lot of his early stuff, but then he just got ridiculous, psycho
    cars etc.
    SNL did a funny skit about no writers block for him


  47. Lily
    47 | January 27, 2013 9:26 pm

    @ RIX:

    Indeedy….he got so bad so quick..I was stunned. Suddenly all his main characters are *writers* too. Shameful reference to himself.


  48. 48 | January 27, 2013 9:29 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Looking forward to the ‘Gunslinger’ miniseries!


  49. RIX
    49 | January 27, 2013 9:30 pm

    @ Lily:
    yeah, King went downhill fast.
    He has some talent, but then he started to crank out junk.


  50. heysoos
    50 | January 27, 2013 9:32 pm

    c’mon peeps…chin up!


  51. The Osprey
    51 | January 27, 2013 9:36 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Would Roland hand over his revolvers?

    Roland didn’t carry revolvers, he had a Thompson submachinegun.
    And since he was a mercenary in Africa, probably a Browning High Power and an FN-FAL too… ;)


  52. The Osprey
    52 | January 27, 2013 9:54 pm

    That son of a bitch the Osprey…just rogered the thread!

    :lol:


  53. heysoos
    53 | January 27, 2013 9:57 pm

    need a jump?…cover your head


  54. unclassifiable
    54 | January 27, 2013 9:59 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Yeah sorry, not on top of my game today. So much in the Sunday papers and TV shows just put me off.


  55. The Osprey
    55 | January 27, 2013 9:59 pm

    Every time I hear that line about “he found him in Mombasa” these days, I just can’t help thinking about Obama’s Birth Certficate :lol:


  56. The Osprey
    56 | January 27, 2013 10:02 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ heysoos:

    Yeah sorry, not on top of my game today. So much in the Sunday papers and TV shows just put me off.

    If I had a TV and had to watch those Sunday talking heads shows I’d do an Elvis on it.

    So I listen to Mark Levin’s recaps of what he calls “Meet The Depressed” and “Deface the Nation”.


  57. darkwords
    57 | January 27, 2013 10:04 pm

    @ 23 buzzsawmonkey: Very true. And the imagery of the imagination is absorbed into the unconsciousness of the anxious viewer much like a virus. A normal person will steel themselves against the polarity. A set of lunatics will embrace the imagery as justification for their own thought processes. Lacking normal reality switches. The majority of these mass serial killers seems to be feeding themselves on the diet of modern gore in video and video games.


  58. unclassifiable
    58 | January 27, 2013 10:04 pm

    @ The Osprey:

    According Professor Louis Michael Seidman its just an obsolete part of our old rag of laws anyway.


  59. heysoos
    59 | January 27, 2013 10:05 pm

    the GOP could learn alot from the Stones….admit it


  60. unclassifiable
    60 | January 27, 2013 10:08 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Aw my friend this last electoral beating is the longest hardest lesson of them all.

    Keith used to get all of his blood changed out in Spain every year.

    Maybe that says something.


  61. unclassifiable
    61 | January 27, 2013 10:10 pm

    Off to watch Boomtown (recorded earlier ’cause I was at work paying my fair share).

    Later peeps.


  62. huckfunn
    62 | January 27, 2013 10:10 pm

    I just watched Hannity’s Boomtown special and while I am astounded, I’m not surprised at the degree of corruption. Bottom line. Washington is stealing our tax dollars and using those stolen dollars to usurp our liberties. Evil 2-party money cult. TFK is absolutely right.


  63. huckfunn
    63 | January 27, 2013 10:11 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Off to watch Boomtown (recorded earlier ’cause I was at work paying my fair share).

    Later peeps.

    GMTA!


  64. darkwords
  65. heysoos
    65 | January 27, 2013 10:13 pm

    @ unclassifiable:
    it doesn’t say much…he’s living out his years in Connecticut, playing with his grandkids


  66. AZfederalist
    66 | January 27, 2013 11:33 pm

    Tap, tap, is this thing on?


  67. 67 | January 28, 2013 12:00 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    Shhh… we’re all back here… behind the couch…


  68. AZfederalist
    68 | January 28, 2013 12:11 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Ooh, watcha doing? Can I see? Please? Please?


  69. 69 | January 28, 2013 12:22 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    Trying to be quiet, but someone keeps farting, and that starts the giggling. We’re waiting for somebody, but I don’t remember who…


  70. AZfederalist
    70 | January 28, 2013 12:24 am

    @ Bunk X:

    O_O


  71. 71 | January 28, 2013 3:33 am

    Third World internet connections -- ugh. Anything happen in the last 24 hours? Or did I just miss more of the SSDD?


  72. 72 | January 28, 2013 4:04 am

    @ Mike C.:

    Those were rhetorical questions, of course…

    In ammo news, 5.56 NATO “green tip” reportedly made an appearance on LuckyGunner, but if it did, I sure as hell missed it. Damnit. Great timing for an internet outage.


  73. 73 | January 28, 2013 5:46 am

    Obama says he “goes shooting all the time”. It’s curious that I’ve never so much as caught a whiff of that ever happening. In fact, I just now Googled “obama shooting”, clicked on images, and the screen filled with pictures of Obama crying (or at least appearing so).

    Now, that’s some funny Google stuff right there!


  74. Daffy Duck
    74 | January 28, 2013 5:51 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Maybe he means “goes shooting (heroin) all the time.”

    Nothing a democrat says is the truth, nor a lie. It’s always vague.

    Like “We won’t raise your taxes one dime!”

    So, taxes go up $100. Well, that’s not a dime, so they didn’t lie.


  75. 75 | January 28, 2013 5:55 am

    Latino anti-black violence in LA. An interesting aside- in the LA Times piece, they actually use the fully printed out word “nigger”; that seems to be a change in editorial policy.


  76. 76 | January 28, 2013 6:05 am

    Daffy Duck wrote:

    @ MacDuff:

    Maybe he means “goes shooting (heroin) all the time.”

    Nothing a democrat says is the truth, nor a lie. It’s always vague.

    Like “We won’t raise your taxes one dime!”

    So, taxes go up $100. Well, that’s not a dime, so they didn’t lie.

    The gratuitous and easily disproven lies are always the ones that most fascinate me. I’m reminded of Hillary Clinton, visiting New Zealand and First Lady, telling an audience that she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, even though she was born six years before his ascent of Everest- when he was living in obscurity as a beekeeper.


  77. Daffy Duck
    77 | January 28, 2013 6:20 am

    @ MacDuff:

    Well, the Hispanics are the minority de jure, so they can kick the blacks under the bus.


  78. 78 | January 28, 2013 6:54 am

    Michael Barone commencin’ to cipherin’ and determining that Republican obituaries may be premature.

    Hey, I’ll take a little inspiration wherever and whenever I can find it and Barone is a pretty astute source of meaningful political minutiae


  79. The Osprey
    79 | January 28, 2013 10:34 am

    MacDuff wrote:

    Latino anti-black violence in LA. An interesting aside- in the LA Times piece, they actually use the fully printed out word “nigger”; that seems to be a change in editorial policy.

    It’s OK with libs as long as white people aren’t saying it.


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