Germans Use Brown Video For Hitler Spoof

04-06-09

GERMANS are using footage of Gordon Brown to create hilarious spoofs of Hitler's last days in his Berlin bunker, it emerged last night.

It's all in the timing

The four minute clips show the beleaguered prime minister defending his record in the House of Commons, while the German captions portray him as the Nazi dictator railing against his generals.

Dortmund-based sales manager, Gunter Schroll, who has had more than two million views of his spoof video, said: "When he starts shouting and pointing I have him saying, 'this is treason! Treason, I tell you!'.

"Then, when he seems to point in the direction of Herr Balls, I have him saying, 'and here, at the end, is it only Goebbels who will remain by my side?'."

A spoof by Herman Dopplinger, a student from Cologne, uses footage of Mr Brown attacking Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg, but the caption reads: "Are you telling me the Russians have captured the railway bridge? My God, they are only 12km from the centre of the city!"

Mr Brown then adds: "They should hang the entire leadership of the Luftwaffe!"

In Dopplinger's version the desperate prime minister is shown turning towards the Speaker, Michael Martin, and saying: "Wenk is advancing with the 9th army. He can join up with the 12th and deal the Russians a final crushing blow."

But then, with a look of weary resignation, he adds: "Even if an advance is successful I will just end up in another troublesome situation."

The craze has inspiried other spoof videos including Brown as the manager of relegation-threatened Borussia Monchengladbach and the prime minister reacting to the final of German TV talent show Deutchland Kann Singen.

Dopplinger added: "I know people in Britain might find it tasteless, but it's really just a bit of fun."

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