Operation Teutonic Sword
(Archive sagen aus – Unternehmen Teutonenschwert)
Archive sagen aus – Unternehmen Teutonenschwert © DEFA-Stiftung, Klaus Goldmann
This documentary features German army officer and NATO General Hans Speidel and his role before and during World War II. Archival footage and documents, whose veracity were later contested, are used to depict Speidel as part of the assassination of King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Louis Barthound in October 1934.
Part of the series "Archives Bear Witness" ("Archive sagen aus"), the film thematizes the ongoing fascist threat posed by the reintergration of people with Nazi pasts into West German society.