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Saturday 1st November 2014
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Do German people watch WW2 films?

battle-of-britain.jpgQuestion

I was watching a Second World War film on Saturday. I wondered, do German people watch WWII films?
Phillip, Dartford

Answer

** Definitive **
Name: Ernst, Beckenham
Qualification: I’m German
Answer: I can remember going to the cinema in Germany when I was about 11 and we saw some war films, including The Battle of Britain, about the Luftwaffe’s attack.

Name: Gary, Greenford
Qualification:
Answer: Das Boot is obviously a German submarine movie, while they also made a film called Downfall, which was about the last days of Hitler. I was in Munich on the anniversary of the D-Day landings and on the TV was The Longest Day, the film based on the D-Day landings, dubbed into German.

Name: John, via text
Answer: I had a German friend who did used to watch WW2 films, but only the first half, as they were on top for that bit!