Murphey: Red Tails spotlight men of action and magnificent machines
Taking the basic fact that long before the civil rights movement, black Americans successfully fought the Luftwaffe in the skies over Europe, it is amazing that the story of these airmen has taken 67 years to reach the screen.
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#1 Feb 12, 2012
Machine guns are machines too!
CENSORED HISTORY: Black soldiers machine gunned their white officers at WWII airbase.
I reckon we may safely presume that Hollywood will NOT be making a movie, or even a tidy little "History" channel documentary about this late unpleasantness.
What happened at a WWII-era US airfield in Australia that was bad it prompted an emergency visit from US congressman Lyndon B Johnson?
In 1942, 600 black US soldiers were brought to Townsville in Queensland to build airstrips. Shortly after arriving, black soldiers seized control of machine guns and anti-aircraft weapons and began strafing the tents of their white officers.
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