“History is not about the facts. It is about the context and who is telling the story.” —Prof. Milton Fine.
"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." –– George Orwell in his novel "1984."
The Parisian premiere of the film at the Colisée Cinema was a smash-hit. Here a photo of the crowds buying tickets there, taken from the May 1941 Le Film magazine:
The first two weeks of the film's run in cities outside of Paris broke cinema revenue records, as proudly announced in this 1941 issue of the national trade journal, Le Film.