The National Archives
Search our website
  • Search our website
  • Search our records

The interactive parts of this resource no longer work, but it has been archived so you can continue using the rest of it.



Hitler assumes command

Still from film

2 Minutes 44 seconds

Other titles this film was known as include: Hoch Der Lambeth Valk, Lambeth Walk, Germany Calling

Released: 1941

Production: See below*

Cleverly edited montage footage taken from German propaganda films, including Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph Des Willens, which shows Hitler and his marching Soldiers of the Reich, synchronised to the tune of 'The Lambeth Walk'.

*The provenance of this film is unclear, although this version appears to have been put out by Movietone News.




View film


To listen to this podcast, you will require Adobe Flash 9 or higher and must have Javascript enabled.