Veterans Day: Pro-Peace Films
Presented by Veterans for Peace Tampa Bay 119

Winter Soldier

Sir! No Sir!

Program Overview

Two highly acclaimed pro-peace films,
"Winter Soldier" and "Sir No Sir" will be shown. Scott Camil will appear, the founder of VVAW (Vietnam Veterans Against the War) and VFP (Veterans for Peace). Mr. Camil will speak on the films in which he appeared. Also radio host Rob Lorie of WMNF will be at the event. Come and meet those involved in the local and international peace
movement for Veterans.

Veterans and world citizens against war are urged to honor the living and dead of war and to remember the origin of Veterans day as Armistice Day. The origin of this day is from the Armistice treaty that was signed on the 11 month, 11th day, 11th hour and 11th minute in 1918 to
end World War 1. Armistice Day was later changed to Veterans Day during the
Eisenhower Administration. Yet we hope to bring back the true meaning of this day: to make peace instead of celebrating the horrors of war.

For additional information contact:

Veterans for Peace Tampa Bay Chapter 119

Jay Alexander

Michael Smith

Winter Soldier
Winter Soldier documents the "Winter Soldier Investigation" conducted by Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) in Detroit, Michigan in the winter of 1971. A call went out from VVAW to veterans all over the country saying, in effect, 'everyone is talking about the war that you know from the inside. If you want to have anything to say about it, come to Detroit and tell it like you saw it.' At the investigation, over 125 veterans representing every major combat unit to see action in Vietnam, gave eye-witness testimony to war crimes and atrocities they either participated in or witnessed. The purpose of the investigation was to bring to light the nature of American military policy in Vietnam.

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Sir! No Sir!
The Vietnam War has been the subject of hundreds of films, both fiction and non-fiction, but this story–the story of the rebellion of thousands of American soldiers against the war–has never been told in film.This is certainly not for lack of evidence. By the Pentagon’s own figures, 503,926 “incidents of desertion” occurred between 1966 and 1971; officers were being “fragged”(killed with fragmentation grenades by their own troops) at an alarming rate; and by 1971 entire units were refusing to go into battle in unprecedented numbers. In the course of a few short years, over 100 underground newspapers were published by soldiers around the world; local and national antiwar GI organizations were joined by thousands; thousands more demonstrated against the war at every major base in the world in 1970 and 1971, including in Vietnam itself; stockades and federal prisons were filling up with soldiers jailed for their opposition to the war and the military.

(Also shown on 11/17/06 as part of Ironweed Film Club.)

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Program Date & Time

7:00 - 10:00 pm


$5 donation requested.

Parking is available at the YWCA parking lot behind The Studio@620 building.


Veterans for Peace Tampa Bay Chapter 119

WMNF 88.5

The St. Petersburg Times

The Studio@620

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films as time permits. Parking is available in the Times parking lot to the
south and streets around the building.