Having recently moved, SWMBO decided it was time to upgrade all of the household's video entertainment equipment. And since she must be obeyed by all means, who was I to argue! For my silent compliance, I ended up going from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century technology wise. Today, I took the equipment for a test drive by watching YouTube, in HD, on the big screen. This is a big shift from my usual fare of a 15" laptop computer. The video of choice, "Um das Menschenrecht"; a 1934 film with a storyline centered around the German Revolution.
While the film was created with the backing of the NSDAP as propaganda for stoking nationalist emotions, it is by no means a mouthpiece for them. The film is one of my favorites, and well worth watching. The picture quality is so-so. It was digitally recorded from a VCR tape, which was first recorded from a television. This copy of a copy headache does not prohibit the viewer's ability to spot some really great details on the Freikorps uniforms, so be sure to look closely!