Letter from Poland (Full Version)

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A Dutch documentary about the crash of TU-154 near Smolensk, Russia, the questionable investigations, manipulations, and social-political ramifications for Poland and Eastern Europe.

- Dr. Andrzej Nowak, PhD, Historian, The Jagiellonian University, Krakow, member of Polish Academy of Sciences
- Tomasz Sakiewicz, Editor, “Gazeta Polska
- Capt. Janusz Wieckowski, Pilot, with over 20-years experience in flying the same type of airplane that crashed near Smolensk, Russia
- Zuzanna Kurtyka, wife of the late Dr. Janusz Kurtyka, President of the Institute of National Remembrance
- Joanna Patocka, Chariwoman, the “Ruch 10 Kwietnia”
- Marcin Roszkowski, Member, the “Ruch 10 Kwietnia”
- Dr. Przemyslaw Zurawski, PhD, Former Official in the Polish Ministry of Defense
- Viktor Yuschenko, former president of Ukraine
- Bronislaw Wildstein, Journalist
- Dr. Jacek Trznadel, PhD, President, The Polish Katyn Foundation
- Vladimir Bukovsky, a prominent Russian Dissident, neurophysiologist, author and political activist
- Witold Waszczykowski, former Deputy-Head in the Polish National Security Bureau
- Dr. Norman Davies, PhD, Historian, University of London
- Edward Lucas, Journalist, “The Economist”
- Piotr Naimski, advisor, Energy Security Body, the Chancelory of the President of the Republic of Poland
- Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Chairman, PiS, Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc

Description from: http://www.doomedsoldiers.com/letter-from-Poland.html

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Hollywood and the Pentagon: A Dangerous Liaison (Full Version)

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The American Army’s intrusion in Hollywood war films may surprise some. In fact, the U.S. Army secret services have had close ties with American filmmakers for several decades. The movie Top Gun, for instance, was filmed with the support and approval of the U.S. Army. There is even a special bureau, the Film Liaison Office, that oversees these issues for the Pentagon and the Capitol. It has a clear mission: studying the scripts of American war movies, deciding whether to offer them support or not, depending on their interest for the country’s military leaders.

Scripts are cut and sometimes watered down. Characters are changed and historical truth, sometimes fudged. One director might be loaned combat jets and ships, and all their equipment, enabling him to shoot the scenes written by his scriptwriters. Another director, whose script displeases the army, may be refused any kind of support. That was the case for the film Platoon, deemed overly critical of the Vietnam War. It is then up to the producers to look for shooting locations and equipment outside the United States. Often, at considerable cost.

In his Pentagon office, the head of the Film Liaison Office makes no secret of his goals. He wants to encourage films which flatter the U.S. Army, win support for its actions on the battle field, and encourage more soldiers to sign up. In short: pure propaganda. Few great war films have escaped the influence, or even the censure, of the U.S. Army. From www.cbc.ca

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