Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The incredible true story of two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Max Schmeling, who rose to fame in the ring before reluctantly serving in the German Air Force during World War II. Back in the 1930, there were few bigger testaments to German might than the fighter known as Black Uhlan of the Rhine. But while the powerful pugilist thrilled fight fanatics across the globe with thrilling bouts against Joe Louis and Max Bear, it was Schmeling's outspoken criticisms of the Nazi party that sent his life spiraling in an unexpected direction. Forced to join the Nazi regime as a direct result of his insubordination, Schmeling found himself a man without a country. Thanks to his bravery in saving two young Jewish girls during World War II, however, sports fans would later discover that Schmeling wasn't just a champion, but a real life hero as well.
boxing, champion, conscience, luftwaffe, military, rescue