These two films illustrate – with quite drastic footage, you are warned – what the Allied powers thought of Germany immediately after the end of World War II. They did see, correctly in my view, a continuity of German militarism and aggression from Prussia to the German Empire to the Third Reich.
What changed so quickly after 1945?
The Cold War.
If it hadn’t been for the division of Europe, these two films and not the Marshall Plan might well have set the tone for the future treatment of Germany by the rest of the world, for decades to come.