Prussian militarists and German combat
US propaganda film about "The German personality" and its national psyche and history.
Reel 2 contrasts the British and French tradition of representative government with the totalitarianism of Germany. Describes Prussia and Frederick the Great's wars with Austria. Shows portraits of Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, founders of the General Staff. Describes the dictums of Clausewitz, crushing of the 1848 revolt, German emigration to the US, and Bismarck's policies. Dramatizes combat during the Franco-Prussian War, forming the German empire, and the crowning of Wilhelm I.
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