Max Schmeling's two fights with Joe Louis in the late 1930s transcended boxing and became worldwide social events because of their national associations. He was ranked 55 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time. While Schmeling was never a supporter of the Nazi regime in Germany, he cooperated with the government's efforts to play down the increasingly negative international world view of its domestic policies during the 1930s. However, it became known long after the Second World War that Schmeling had risked his own life to save the lives of two Jewish children in 1938. This is the compelling story of Max Schmeling.
Release Date: 16 May 2011
Certificate: TBA - To Be Announced
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English