Sunday, May 1, 2011
Review: National Geographic: Britains Nazi King
This doucmentary is about king Edward of the United Kingdom, who ruled for only one year between 1945 and 1946, before he left the throne to marry a woman that had been divorced two times. This documentary claim that king Edward not only was highly inappropiate in is choose of female companionship, but also in relation to political connections. According to the documentary, King Edward supposedly had a close relationship with central players in the nazi-German government, and also connections to fascist movements all over Europe.
I got the impression that documentary based it claims mainly on casefiles from FBI. As we all know, FBI has a shady history when it comes to investigating political abnormalities, and it wouldnt suprise me if the bureau yet again had been a little fast in its conclusions. After all, several historians have proved that many of the people the bureau suspected for being communists in fact was not. I think the documentary should have been more critical towards the documents they used to make it, and preferrably get opinions from people that had the opposit view.
The documentary failed to entertain me, and actually was pretty confusing, because of an unusual big person gallery. It was very hard to keep track on all the names and which role they had in the story that was told. It was also pretty unnecessary in my opionion and its probably only a result of lazy handwork from National Geographic. This doucmnetary is therefore not recommended, and I give it the lowest score so far; 2 out of 6.