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Spielberg's latest anti-German hate movie ''Band of Brothers'' has come under fire and has received numerous direct hits fired by credible critics. Still living British World War Two veterans and military historians, recognized for their objectivity, have supported such criticisms. Many of the latter have denounced the propaganda series as a fantasy; a total travesty from beginning to end, a pack of lies and a vainglorious re-writing of history. Their pithy comments expose the Jewish producer's fantasy world depiction of the 2nd World War, in which the conflict is taken over by the Americans. Stevie Spielberg is notorious for his lurid distortions. He frequently calls upon the over rated Tom Hanks to act the part of the clean living all-American boy next door. As a prime example of his distorted view of those events there is no mention concerning the real theatre of operations where the outcome of the war was really decided. These events, so tragic in their outcome for Europe, took place on the Eastern Front. There the Wehrmacht fought desperately to prevent the Soviets overrunning the age-old Christian civilizations from the ravaging onslaught of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's million-strong Asiatic hordes. In this last great battle for Europe, volunteers from many countries, mostly but not exclusively European, fought and died to stem the Asiatic Slav onslaught. Among them units of the French and Dutch Waffen SS, nearly all of whom lost their lives in their futile defence of Berlin.
Veterans have protested that the film offers a very narrow contrived view of the war with the British appearing only rarely, as a form of comic relief. The Brits are invariably depicted as bumbling amateurs grateful to be rescued by the heroic Americans. The German troops, recognized as being the toughest fighting force that ever existed are portrayed as little better than subhuman, full of dirty tricks, running like rabbits before the intrepid stalwart and fearless Americans. Very far from the truth. In its presentation the series is downright confusing and dull. It has been described as 'ludicrous in its suffocating air of reverence.' Even the title of the film itself is tacky and the opening credit sequence is nauseatingly repellent. It opens with a syrupy musical score backed by a wordless choir soaring over strings and horn accompaniment. One learned academic described how he felt nauseated with disgust at the distortions, the phony special effects, the contrived 'atmospheric' embellishments and the fanciful distortions. Every trick of cinematography is used such as speeding up the movie then slowing it down; shaking the picture with random-looking shots.
The US 101st Airborne Division known as the Screaming Eagles, formed late 1942, were new and untested, as indeed was most of the US Army. The dropping of parachutists had in fact been pioneered two years previously by the Germans. Typically their mode of attack was used successfully in 1940 when under the brilliant Otto Skorzeny, the massive Belgian fortress of Eben Emael was stormed by a unit of Fallschirmjager. They landed on the ramparts and in a surprise attack took the fortress. Skorzeny was later to achieve international fame when with his men he led an attack in which he and his men landed gliders on the precarious mountain hotel retreat of Benito Mussolini to liberate the Italian leader. Earlier, during the Battle for Crete, German parachutists had suffered heavy losses from British troops firing upon them during their descent, and from pro-British partisans who were notorious for not taking prisoners. Captured German soldiers routinely had their throats slit. A furious Adolf Hitler told Parachute General Student: "You have made a graveyard for our men." The arrival of other German troops eventually smashed the British defence and drove them from the island. But from that time on the German leader rejected the idea of parachutists being a successful weapon of war. This lesson was not learned by Field Marshall Montgomery when he haplessly led British and US forces to a bloody and humiliating defeat at Arnhem. After training in America the 'Screaming Eagles' were sent to Britain for practice training. In a full-scale rehearsal over the English County of Berkshire immediately before D-Day, the unit suffered no less than 436 casualties from parachute jumps that went wrong. No less than 28 Dakota aircraft returned to base without dropping any paratroops at all. On the eve of D-Day the task force of Dakotas was intended to secure passage into the French countryside from the landing sites of Utah Beach. Many of the flight crews were so unnerved, even to the point of hysteria, by the German flak, they accelerated away from the pathfinders beacons even as they prepared to disgorge their paratroopers. The cataclysmic consequence left the Screaming Eagles scattered over a wide area of western France. General Maxwell, their commander, was completely lost for several hours. By dawn only 1,200 of the 6,000 US paratroopers had reached their rendezvous. Many of them had perished miserably in the deep waterways which criss-cross the region, dragged underwater to a murky death by their heavy equipment. Fierce fighting then took place around the town of Carentan where the well-entrenched German troops had been ordered by Field Marshall Erwin Rommel to fight to the last man. They obeyed his order. In the Stevie Spielberg film 'Easy Company' US troops take the town thus preventing a German breakthrough. This simply isn't true. It was another Screaming Eagle Company that led the attack on Carentan on June 11th and forced a German withdrawal. But American losses were heavy. By mid-July, when the 101st were finally pulled from the frontline. Of the 6,600 men involved 868 had been killed in action, nearly 2,000 had been wounded and many hundreds had been taken prisoner. Far different from the events depicted by Stevie Spielberg, the mind-bending co-racialist of the spoon-bending Uri Geller. There was fierce fighting around Arnham during September 1944 when the Screaming Eagles and two other airborne divisions were dropped into Holland in a vain attempt to outflank German defenses. The originator for this foolhardy venture was British Field Marshall Montgomery who simultaneously committed a large British paratroop force. It proved to be a bloody fiasco on a scale of abysmal proportions (Charge of the Light Brigade repeated) in which the Americans actually came off better than the British, largely because they were situated on the fringes of the ensuing battle. The Wehrmacht with two SS Divisions were waiting for the Americans. The US paratroopers were targeted with rifle and machinegun fire and with quadruple flak euphemistically known as 'meat choppers'. These horrendous weapons tore into British and US drifting paratroopers and shred them to pieces; the vengeance of Kent and Crete. Paratroopers did manage to capture some bridges and towns near the Dutch town of Arnham before the German armed forces forced their retreat. This latest disaster took its toll on the American paratroopers and low morale quickly took hold. They had been 72 days in combat since the beach landings and they were by then mutinous. British historians have clamed that among these men were plenty of crooks, jailbirds and other assorted low-life recruited into the Screaming Eagles. The yarmulke-sporting Stevie Spielberg of course avoids mention of the countless cases of rape and looting carried out whilst the Screaming Eagles licked their wounds at the base-retreats in American occupied France. When US General Dwight Eisenhower heard about the scale of depravities being practiced by these US troops he suggested that the public hanging of the worst offenders was the only way to restore order and discipline. In fact the appalling behavior of many US troops towards the French civilian population was such that they are still, fifty-five years later, despised in that part of France. During the days before Christmas 1944 the German armed forces made their last desperate attempt to repel the British-American invasion of Europe. This became known as the Battle of the Bulge, which took place on Christmas Day. The weather conditions at first were in the Germans favour, preventing US aircraft from operating effectively. As battle opened the Wehrmacht, spearheaded by panzers, smashed all before them and opened up a massive rupture in the American lines. As the weather cleared the Germans lacking similar air support and suffering from lack of fuel, found their momentum lost. The German troops however fought to the most bitter of ends, knowing they were defending Europe and the values of Christian Europe from the advance guard of the culture-busting Big Mac carry-outs and purveyors of pornography. By this time Churchill's war was virtually over but fierce rearguard fighting continued throughout occupied Europe that was still being had been bombed back to the Stone Age, its rootless populations murdered en masse and otherwise enslaved. Finally, there was an incident in Stevie Spielberg's 'Band of Brothers' version of events that is utterly foul although it certainly would have occurred. A group of young German prisoners-of-war are shown talking to a group of US soldiers in apparently friendly manner. The Germans are offered cigarettes and the American troops light the cigarettes for them. At this point in the Spielberg movie the camera shifts to reveal a nearby US soldier approaching a submachine gun, and a sudden burst of fire is heard. From which one can draw only one conclusion - the young German prisoners-of-war have been shot down in their backs. This is a most cowardly massacre and according to international convention a grossly illegal and criminal act. Certainly such incidents were not unknown and were carried out by various allied armies, in particular the British and American armies during both world wars. On the other hand there was a grudging admission made by the British that, 'The Germans will always take prisoners.' But this glaring example of Spielberg's poisonous and demented anti-German personality confirms again the centuries old baleful Jewish enmity towards Christian Germany.
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behoorlijk fout
"Een volk dat voor tirannen zwicht zal meer dan lijf en goed verliezen... dan dooft het licht"
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In één serie kan je natuurlijk nooit de hele oorlog uit de doeken doen. Oké, de amerikanen worden voor de 100.000ste keer verheerlijkt in de serie, maar om dat te zien als een operatie die deel uitmaakt van een religieus conflict, daar betsaat een woord voor: paranoia.
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Kan iemand het samenvatten.Kben te lui om gans het verhaal te lezen :lol:
Wedden dat je hier niet durft op klikken:

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Ben het met Antwerpx eens: onzin
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Vind het ook onzin. Het verhaal gaat over de 101st Airborne, 506th Easy Compagnie. Die hebben niet in Rusland gevochten dus logisch dat daar geen aandacht aan besteed wordt. En net als de Britten. Leuk dat ze vinden dat die te weinig aandacht krijjgen, maar het gaat niet over de Britten, maar over Easy compagnie.. Zo staan er nog een aantal dingen waarvan ik denk; het is een documentaire over één compagnie die gevochten heeft in WO2. En niet over de hele oorlog in het algemeen.

Alleen dat gedeelte over Carentan vraag ik mij af of dit nu wel of niet realistisch is afgebeeld, omdat ze zeggen dat feitelijk een andere compagnie de aanval heeft geleid oid. Heeft iemand hier meer info over?
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Brian, kan je een vertaling geven van de hoofdlijn uit de tekst die je plaatste. Ik wordt niet aangemoedigd de tekst te gaan lezen doordat er geen alinea's (rustmomenten en lijn) in te herkennen is.
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Hier is een vertaal site:
http://babel.altavista.com/babelfish/tr
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ironmarc schreef:Hier is een vertaal site:
http://babel.altavista.com/babelfish/tr
erm, dit is niet veel begrijpelijker:
Spielberg's recentste anti-Duitse haatmovie ''Band van Brothers'' onder brand gekomen en talrijke directe klappen die door geloofwaardige critici in brand ontvangen is worden gestoken ontvangen is.
en ga zo maar door...
Band of Brothers staat in de fik :shock:
"However, the German infantry halted abruptly after finding and drinking a large cache of kirsch liquor in a garage along the route"
The Lorraine offensive 1944
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Spielberg's latest anti-German hate movie ''Band of Brothers'' has come under fire and has received numerous direct hits fired by credible critics
Zou zich eerder doen vertalen naar:
"Band of Brothers", de nieuwste anti-Duitse haatfilm van Spielberg ligt onder vuur en wordt met de grond gelijk gemaakt door de talrijke opmerkingen van geloofwaardige critici
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klopt komt soms wat raar vertaald eruit maar ja dat kan je zelf wel bijdraaien toch??
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Waarom nemen mensen de moeite om een ongesigneerd stuk met een duidelijk anti-amerikaans en anti-joodse tendens af te drukken?
Ik had niet eens de moeite genomen om het hier te plaatsen. Dit is gewoon neo vuil
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Precies, ik kwam ook niet verder dan de eerste paar regels voordat ik in de gaten kreeg dat het niet de moeite was te lezen.
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:) ik heb het helemaal gelezen en mijn conclusie is;

Een ouderwets stukje neopropaganda :wink:
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