Set dressers on the new Tom Cruise movie Valkyrie returning after a weekend off received ein bit of a shock... the Nazis had disappeared from Berlin.
Valkyrie is centered around the attempted assassination of Adolph Hitler, with Cruise in the role of Claus von Stauffenberg, later executed for attempting to kill the Fuhrer with two suitcase bombs in 1944. [We're not giving anything away as this is based on a real events. Hitler dies in the end, and the 1000-year Reich perished after just 12 years.)
An insider informed the beleaguered set dressers that the images of the Third Reich had not been stolen but were ordered down 'by some one on high'.
Apparently a wedding reception had taken place over the weekend in a hotel opposite the set. Searching for a bit of lebensraum the bride and groom accompanied by their entourage (all Jews) ambled out on to the terrace to take in all the sights Berlin had to offer.
Nein! Nein! Nein!
Greeted by their worst nightmare they fled back inside.
But the question on every one's lips is who succeeded in getting rid of the mighty Third Reich where von Stauffenberg failed?
The Big Retort can reveal that it was none other than much-maligned Cruise, a person forbidden to pursue his own religion in Germany where Scientology is banned.
Ist nicht rightig.