This film is a Japanese cartoon created by the director, Koichi Kishita, when he was a student at the Digital Hollywood graduate school of Tokyo. It was released in May, 2006 and runs for only two minutes and 29 seconds. The animation depicts a Waffen-SS battalion that operated during the Second World War. It portrays soldiers in that unit employing protective gear specifically designed for another Japanese film by director Mamoru Oshii, the Kerberos Saga director. Images of the Last Battalion generated considerable controversy because of the short's extensive use of Nazi symbols in its animation, including flags and swastikas.