IT SEEMS even Adolf Hitler is concerned about ongoing traffic problems in Stratford – at least according to a video which has gone viral.
Much has been said in recent weeks about continuing congestion in the town and the Bank Holiday weekend was no exception.
Now a comedy video, which has taken Facebook by storm, shows even the Führer is getting somewhat worked up about the problem.
Shared by nearly 4,000 people and viewed by many more, the video was created by Wilmcote resident Martin Taylor over a year ago but was only recently picked up.
It features a famous scene from the German film Downfall, which portrays Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker.
As the Russians surround the city Hitler turns on his generals, shouting uncontrollably before finally admitting defeat.
Since the film was released in 2004 a number of comedy versions have been released in which the subtitles are changed so that his anger is directed at something rather different.
In Mr Taylor’s video Hitler is seen planning a visit to Stratford and then becoming irate when his generals inform him the traffic is backed up to the southern bypass and not moving.
“I can’t take much more of this,” the Fuhrer screams.
“Last Saturday it took me half an hour to get to Costa at the Maybird.”
After bemoaning the number of traffic lights in the town an enraged Fuhrer finally decides to move to Redditch.
Fellow Facebook users have described the four-minute video as ‘brilliant’ and ‘genius’ while even Mr Taylor admitted: “I know that you are not supposed to laugh at your own jokes, but I must admit to still having a titter at it myself!”
The video, which can be viewed on YouTube, contains some very strong language.