Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Aesthetic Sensibilites of the Reich

There's an interesting article (with photograph) in the Telegraph. It's about some rare colour photographs of Hitler and opens with the following paragraphs:
As an arch propagandist, Adolf Hitler was happy to see his life recorded in dark shades of grey.

The Nazi leader believed that traditional black and white photographs best highlighted the sinister nature of his regime, presenting dramatic images which were both powerful and menacing.

Now, however, an altogether more colourful view of the Fuhrer has emerged.

More than 62 years after his death in a Berlin bunker, images from a newly opened Paris archive show him relaxing with children in the Eagle’s Nest, his mountain top chalet in the Alps near Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.
The piece that I've highlighted reminds me of the following comedy sketch. (Warning: Mild anatomical swearing near the end)

3 comments:

Marc said...

I haven't laughed like that since last year!

Seraphic Single said...

Had a good howl. The cigarette was a touch of genius, too, though they both ought to have had one.

Mark said...

Very funny! I chortled along merrily to "Hans, are we the baddies...?, and "Pirates are fun!" ...until I got to the end and the guy sewing a skull had me in stitches!