Made by German filmmaker Hans Bertram, BAPTISM OF FIRE shows some o the events leading up to the German invasion of Poland, and was shown to the governments of Denmark and Rumania in order to convince them to surrender peacefully and avoid the fate of Danzig and Warsaw. This extract, translated into English, was released by the Office of Strategic Services. The OSS, America's predecessor to the CIA, apparently created the film in order to show the deceitful actions of Hitler and his regime and give some insight to the military staffers who would see it.
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