Late in June 1942, Carl Gustaf Mannerheim, the Commander in Chief of the Finnish Defence Forces, reluctantly paid a return visit to Germany after Adolf Hitler had visited Finland and congratulated Mannerheim on his 75th birthday. Felix Forsman was asked to film it all. And so he did. Through his lens, Felix observed Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring and the conditions in Berlin, at the UFA studios and Hitler´s Wolf´s Lair in the summer of 1942.
The news reel compiled from this material was, however, banned shortly after its completion and remained that way for 65 years. Now is the time to see this exceptional film material shot in those exceptional times.
Göring´s Baton is a creative historical documentary focusing on the personal experiences of a young man; it tells what it is like to be in the midst of war, in a historical focal point, in sudden and unimaginable situations, when failure is not an option.
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