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PostSubject: Leningrad symphony   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 13:19

I just saw the German film: "Leningrad Symphony"
In my eyes it is again a heavely biased, German recent war film socalled based on real facts. It remembers me about: "Unsere Mütter, unser Väter". I discussed it in the time with the German Thomas on the ex-BBC and even he, for whom I had great esteem, defended the German film stance...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_War
The trailer of the Leningrad Symphony film with English subtitles:
http://www.gebrueder-beetz.de/en/productions/leningrad-symphony-2
What hurts me, the Nazis aren't mentioned at random and the poor soldiers, as the son of one of the soldiers declares in the film, his father was nearly a victim of the war started by the Hitler invasion on 22 June. Continuously they put the emphasis on the Stalin shadow and the listening apparats in the several locations as the one of Shostacovitch and others, who have daily to fear for their lives. I remember an interview with Shostacovitch, wer he said: each time that i received a phone call I feared for my life...But was it on the Nazi side otherwise?
Constantly I have the impression that the Soviet regime is targeted, while the Nazi atrocities aren't mentioned. For me the bias drips from the screen Wink ...
It remembers of the German Historikerstreit, were the Hitler regime is equated with the Stalin regime. There was a never ending thread on Historum too, where I said that the Nazi regime was special, while the Soviet dictatorship was "normal" (how atrocious this repression may have been), while it only murdered people for their resistance and not as the Nazis for not being embedded in the "Arian" "volk".
It remembers me also about Deinze May 1940, some years before I was born...the battle of the Lys...because a whole garnison from near Ghent had surrendered at the Lys, but then the Belgian Chasseurs Ardennais had started a stiff resistance to the Germans in Deinze, laying between the deviation channel of the Lys and the Lys, the Germans were so frustrated that they put the civilans of Deinze, among them my uncle, as living shield to progress against the Belgians...28 were killed on that market place...
during the war and even afterwards, the Germans said that it was the fault of the civilians, who had shot on them...lies of course...but even Belgians believed that propaganda and white washed the Germans...of course these days we have seen that many atrocities during the civil wars...for instance in my opinion shooting of the rebels on their own civilians if they want to leave along the corridor in the latest episode of the Syrian war near Damascus...

Hmm, rant over...
I have the film only in French for MM and in German for Nielsen, so that they can judge for their own.... you can watch them until April...I will show them in an addendum.

Kind regards Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Leningrad symphony   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 13:22

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PostSubject: Re: Leningrad symphony   Wed 28 Feb 2018, 19:18

Addendum to the previous.

From my opening message:
"for instance in my opinion shooting of the rebels on their own civilians if they want to leave along the corridor in the latest episode of the Syrian war near Damascus..."
Today read and seen in the paper...a whole queue of busses waiting at the end of the corridor to evacuate the sick and the wounded...among them a Belgian sheduled service bus..how this one came in Syria nobody knows...this evening again the same news on TV again with the emphasis on the Belgian bus...
As for the evacuation, the rebel agency in London says that Assad don't allow the evacuation and shoots on them...the Russians say that the rebels use the civilians as living shield and it are they who shoot at the corridor...who to believe....even BBC World seems a bit ambivalent...isn't it logical that Assad let evacuate the civilians to be completely free to annihilate the remaining rebels, especially as the end is in sight...?
I read on jiglu a link from the Guardian from last week from a journalist, who seems to support my views...

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