Monday, October 3, 2011

The Horror of War

Here is the first of 20 videos from a 2001 BBC production War of the Century. It focuses on the fight between Hitler and Stalin. It is very graphic. The producers wanted to focus on how vicious the fighting was, how both sides stooped to war crimes. It is a very ugly insight into how brutal people can be. Soldiers on both sides who participated in war crimes are asked if they felt they had committed a crime (they mostly say "no" or justify it by saying "it was long ago and a different time) and they are asked if they would do it again (a few say "yes" and many beat around the bushes). The video exposes the hatred that is still there:

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