Monday, May 24, 2010

Hitler’s car – The Volkswagen - Germany

I found this interesting documentary on the early beginnings of the beloved Volkswagen Beetle. It has a lot of early footage of early prototypes. Also the vintage assembly line footage is interesting.

On a side note I think the connection to Hitler is overplayed. It was Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s design and concept of a “People’s Car”. Hitler went along with it for his own selfish reasons. Ferdinand gathered support where he could at the time. Hitler and the Nazis were in power so where else was going to go? Calling it “Hitler’s Car” I believe is misleading and takes away from Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s involvement.

I’m done with the rant. Please enjoy the film. It runs about 30 minutes long. Annoying though is that the video and audio are out of sync.

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