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Hitler talks about the Battle of Berlin is a scene that only appears in the extended version of Downfall. This scene is rarely used in parodies.

In Downfall

This scenes starts after the Fourth Battle Scene with Hitler talking about the situation in Berlin not being as bad as it seems. He goes on to say how they should fill some armies with civilians if necessary. Goebbels interrupts him saying that if the Soviets get stopped and destroyed in Berlin it would be a good example for the rest of the world and they would start to take notice.

In Downfall Parodies

This scene is rarely used in Downfall Parodies, mainly because not much happens in this scene other than Hitler and Goebbels talking, but it is frequently used for voice-overs in gaming videos.

Parodies that include this scene usually use the mondegreen "Activision," said by Goebbels, or Hitler's mention of San Francisco. Most videos featuring the scene, however, just have Hitler and Goebbels talking, or part of it is cut out to be mixed with other scenes.

This scene is much more known for Hitler's seemingly "shocked" expression when the scene is paused at a specific frame where Hitler is talking (see the gallery below). This "shocked" expression of Hitler is frequently used in many parodies.

Trivia

  • This scene is only found in the Extended Edition of the film, which isn't typically used for Downfall Parodies.
  • Although this scene features Hitler, Krebs, Keitel, Burgdorf, Bormann and Goebbels, only Hitler and Goebbels speak.
  • Many Untergangers believe Hitler's mention of San Francisco in this scene is a mondgreen, but he actually says "San Francisco," refering to the United Nations Conference on International Organization.
  • This is one of two scenes in which film Hitler predicts changes in world politics after his death. He mentions the political differences and difficulties between the Allies and indirectly predicts the upcoming Cold War – even though he assumes that a real war will break out at some point and the western democracies will fall against the Soviet Union, as he later states in a dialogue with Mohnke.

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