The scene starts seamlessly from the previous scene, following Weidling and his adjutant entering the underground bunker system. After passing the first security post, they arrive at the second one. They hand over their weapons to the security checking personnel, and wait for clearance. Weidling grabs some cigarettes, to which the guard tells Weidling that he's not allowed to smoke. After receiving clearance, only Weidling is allowed to go further.
Weidling meets Krebs and Burgdorf, who remind him that the Führer has forbidden westward movements, and officers who disobey the order are to be shot. Weidling tells them that his unit has fought for days and his command post is less than a kilometer away from the enemy. Burgdorf tells him to continue, and Weidling, annoyed by his tone, shows him his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and tells him to speak in a respectful way. The two generals say that Weidling would be better off explaining this incident to the Führer personally and they all proceed further inside.
In Downfall Parodies
The scene has been used in only a handful of parodies, owing to the fact the majority of it is just Weidling walking.
Parodies using this scene usually involve the Krebs & Burgdorf duo pulling a prank or mocking Weidling, such as in Weidling's Bad Day. Another use is in Der Disneygang, where Krebs and Burgdorf opened the Burgdorf and Krebs Clothing store in the Führerbunker and Weidling is their customer.
- Weilding's adjutant, who was denied permission to access the Bunker, is not seen again until Weidling announces the surrender of the Berlin garrison. His face is barely noticeable behind the General, while he speaks in front of the recording machine.
Mohnke calls Schenck
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Schenck in the Hospital