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Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style

Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style

This first ‘viral hit’ Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style is a short film edited to make it look like Adolf Hitler and his troops were dancing like marionettes to “The Lambeth Walk”.
This short counter propaganda film hit was made by Charles A. Ridley as official of the British Ministry of Information, first released Dec. 25, 1941 , and distributed uncredited to newsreel companies for cinema screening all over the world.
The film is known also as :
“Schichlegruber Doing The Lambeth Walk’ – Assisted By The Gestapo ‘Hep-Cats’
Hoch der Lambeth Valk
Hoch Der Lambeth Walk
Germany Calling
Hitler Assumes Command
Hitler Doing the Lambeth Walk
A Laugh-Time Interlude
Lambeth Walk
Lambeth Walk – Nazi Style

Schichlegruber refers to Schicklgruber a previous surname of Adolf Hitler’s father Alois Schicklgruber – later Alois Hitler when Alois applied to be legitimised in the name of his stepfather Hiedler, which was entered in the register as ‘Hitler’. (source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_Hitler )

For this film Charles A. Ridley edited clips he took from Leni Riefenstahl’s propaganda film Triumph of the Will – setting the film to the dance tune “The Lambeth Walk”. The Lambeth Walk was the newest dance craze , and had been called “Jewish mischief and animalistic hopping” by a Nazi Party member earlier.

For this edit ‘Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style’ , I used the Universal Newsreels 1942 version entitled ‘Gen. Adolph Takes Over – By Intuition!’ available via the Internet Archive (see Full Credits below).

More background in Lambeth Walk – BBC One show – 02.07.2013

Note : German-Jewish surrealist painter Felix Nussbaum (a documentary was shown yesterday , Dec 7th 2019,, in Kazerne Dossin (Mechelen) painted in his work Triumph of Death (1944) a crumpled music score of “The Lambeth Walk”.

Credit / Edit / Source info

Title : Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style

Source : Universal Newsreels 1942 version (1942-01-07 with broadcaster Graham McNamee) entitled ‘Gen. Adolph Takes Over – By Intuition!’ , courtesy of Universal Studios that donated the newsreels into the public domain via the american National Archives now (partly) in the Universal Newsreels collection of the Internet Archive – https://archive.org/details/universal_newsreels

Original : film entitled ‘The Lambeth Walk-Nazi Style’ by British Ministry of Information official Charles A. Ridley , editing Leni Riefenstahl’s 1934 film Triumph of the Will – setting it to the dance tune “The Lambeth Walk” (by Noel Gay from the 1937 musical Me and My Girl).

Film edit ‘Doing The Lambeth Walk — Nazi Style’ (20191208) Michel van der Burg | michelvanderburg.com

Fair Use Notice: This critical and transformative remix video has been uploaded here for noncommercial educational and archival purposes. As such we believe it constitutes a fair use of any copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US copyright law.

Updates

20191209 – more info added

Till Eulenspiegel


① memo 20171117 ~ Till Eulenspiegel ~ The Antwerp avant garde artist ‘Lon’ Leon Landau made a puppet theater for the children in the Kazerne Dossin transit camp , with 12 puppets like this marionette Till Eulenspiegel (Tijl Uilenspiegel) – and Robin Hood which I published previously [ https://michelvanderburg.com/2017/07/29/lons-puppet-show/ ] . However, Lon was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 , before the puppet show could took place. Filmed November 15, 2013 in Kazerne Dossin , Mechelen , Belgium.

Lon’s Puppet Show


① memo 20170729 ~ Lon’s Puppet Show ~ The Antwerp avant garde artist ‘Lon’ Leon Landau made a puppet theater for the children in the Kazerne Dossin transit camp , with 12 puppets like this rebellious character ‘Robin Hood’ filmed here , and eg Till Eulenspiegel (Tijl Uilenspiegel) – but Lon was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 , before the puppet show could took place.
He was a rebel himself , one of the people that hid the tools under the straw on the floor of the cattle cars to help escape the deportees on Transport XX. Interview with Janiv Stamberger ( researcher Kazerne Dossin ) filmed August 18, 2016 at the Wiki Loves Art event in Kazerne Dossin , Mechelen , Belgium.