Winter Soldier

TitleWinter Soldier
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1972
Corporate AuthorsVietnam Veterans Against the War, and Winterfilm Collective
Running Time96 min
Date Released01/27/1972
DistributorMilliarium Zero
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Winter Soldier is a 1972 documentary film chronicling the Winter Soldier Investigation, which took place in 1971. The film documents the accounts of American soldiers who returned from the War in Vietnam, and participated in this war crimes hearing. For three days, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, telling of inaccurate body counts, and recounting the process of destroying a village. The atrocities are casual, seem routine, and are sanctioned or committed by officers. Images from the war illustrate the testimony; there's a side discussion among veterans about racism and a couple of interviews about the soldiers' self-realization. The testimony appears in the US Congressional Record on April 6 and 7, 1971. 

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