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Hitler in Popular Culture[edit]

Triumph of the Will seems pretty obvious, since it's a very famous film and it's all about him -- in many ways, it is him. The Empty Mirror is more recent, but also seems relevant. Palm_Dogg 06:16, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Triumph of the Will doesn't really fall under "popular culture", which refers to popular depictions of and reactions to Hitler after the fact, not to a film at the time that was commissioned by him and directly related to his rise to power. Plus Triumph seems like it would fit better in a general Nazi Germany list of links than in a specifically Adolf Hitler-based one. I won't remove it (yet), but you should definitely go to Hitler in popular culture if you honestly think it fits and convince the editors there that it does before adding it to the template; there's a whole article for stuff like this, so only the most significant examples of "Hitler in popular culture" should be included on this template, with the rest getting mentions on the article itself. For that reason, I'm removing "Gay Hitler" and "The Empty Mirror" from the template as well: if they aren't noteworthy enough references to have their own, well-established article, they aren't important enough to link to in the main template. -Silence 06:10, 18 November 2005 (UTC)
Then why are The Great Dictator and Der Fuehrer's Face on there, since they were also "at the time". I posted on Pop Culture, and agree with most of what you say. If it was commissioned by him, it's every bit as significant as "Mein Kampf" and since a large percentage of the footage of Hitler seen today is lifted from Triumph, I think it's fair to say that if it doesn't belong under Popular Culture it should at least be somewhere on the Template. Perhaps we could make a seperate subheading called "Hitler in Cinema"... Palm_Dogg 17:15, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

World War One September 28, 1918 British soldier allegedly spares the life of an injured Adolf Hitler

On September 28, 1918, in an incident that would go down in the lore of World War I history—although the details of the event are still unclear—Private Henry Tandey, a British soldier serving near the French village of Marcoing, reportedly encounters a wounded German soldier and declines to shoot him, sparing the life of 29-year-old Lance Corporal Adolf Hitler.

Tandey, a native of Warwickshire, took part in the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914 and the Battle of the Somme in 1916, where he was wounded in the leg. After being discharged from the hospital, he was transferred to the 9th Battalion in France and was wounded again during the Third Battle of Ypres at Passchendaele in the summer of 1917. From July to October 1918, Tandey served with the 5th Duke of Wellington Regiment; it was during this time that he took part in the successful British capture of Marcoing, for which he earned a Victoria Cross for "conspicuous bravery."

As Tandey later told sources, during the final moments of that battle, as the German troops were in retreat, a wounded German soldier entered Tandey’s line of fire. "I took aim but couldn’t shoot a wounded man," Tandey remembered, "so I let him go." The German soldier nodded in thanks, and disappeared.

Though sources do not exist to prove the exact whereabouts of Adolf Hitler on that day in 1918, an intriguing link emerged to suggest that he was in fact the soldier Tandey spared. A photograph that appeared in London newspapers of Tandey carrying a wounded soldier at Ypres in 1914 was later portrayed on canvas in a painting by the Italian artist Fortunino Matania glorifying the Allied war effort. As the story goes, when British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain traveled to Germany in 1938 to engage Hitler in a last-ditch effort to avoid another war in Europe, he was taken by the führer to his new country retreat in Bavaria. There, Hitler showed Chamberlain his copy of the Matania painting, commenting, "That’s the man who nearly shot me."

The authenticity of the Tandey-Hitler encounter remains in dispute, though evidence does suggest that Hitler had a reproduction of the Matania painting as early as 1937—a strange acquisition for a man who had been furious and devastated by the German defeat at Allied hands in the Great War. Twice decorated as a soldier, Hitler was temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack in Belgium in October 1918 and was in a military hospital in Pacewalk, Germany, when he received news of the German surrender. The experiences of battle—first glory and ultimately disillusion and despondence—would color the rest of Hitler’s life and career, as he admitted in 1941, after leading his country into another devasting conflict: "When I returned from the War, I brought back home with me my experiences at the front; out of them I built my National Socialist community." (source www.History.com) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:22, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

It's an urban myth, read Henry Tandey and the discussion-site.-- (talk) 03:16, 2 September 2010 (UTC)


Why do we need articles on his brothers and sister who all have died in childhood? Right now we have stubs on Gustav Hitler (died at the age of one), Ida Hitler, Otto Hitler (both died when they were still babies) and Edmund Hitler (died at 6). The only worthwhile articles are those of Alois Jr., Angela and Paula, since they lived into adulthood. The rest of them almost make articles like Patrick Bouvier Kennedy look serious.

I think all of these should either be merged into Hitler's or his parent's article, or they should have one article titled Hitler's siblings or whatever. Any opinions on this?

Alensha talk 20:41, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Edit request on 5 May 2012[edit]

born july 2nd 1920

Mr.contreras (talk) 18:25, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Not done: That particular bit of information isn't really necessary on this template. elektrikSHOOS (talk) 19:39, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

template color[edit]

The color of this template was recently changed from the default to some arbitrary color. I plan to revert this per wp:deviations, since the coloring appears to be based on some interpretation of the color of the Nazi party or something? Frietjes (talk) 17:18, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Personal belongings[edit]

I don't think Blondi (the dog) should be included under the "personal belongings" section, that seems like a poor categorization. (talk) 17:18, 18 December 2014 (UTC)