Thanks so much for this, I would love to get the details of the person who wrote it. I did not know you were interested in the Second World War. It happens that I have given national lecture on this subject for the official UK annual celebrations of end of WW2.
I was also one of ten UK experts selected by Kings College rated as one of the best universities of the world) to present a paper at Oxford University in 2009, to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the beginning of WW2, it may be of interest to you that my paper was judged as worthy of a book by the published of all the papers. About 50 other scholars from around the world also presented papers and they were all published in Global War Studies 1919-1945. It is available for sale but may have much that you are not interested in.
My paper was titled: "The West Indian Contribution to Britain during World War Two An Overview", it shall shortly be available for sale, hopefully by month end. There is great difficulty in getting the information on West Indians as the records do not record persons by country but by names so it is not easy as our names are mostly anglo names.
I have made some films of my lectures and one of my films of veterans was shown at the cinema over here. I am currently arranging to show them on TV over here and elsewhere. DVDs of them are available for sale at £20 plus £2.50 P+P. Or you may see them on your computer for the fee of £10. A 10 minute of some of them are available for viewing free on my website caribbeanchronicle.com
under the TV menu. The site also has other tv documentaries on West Indian culture and history and is the most comprehensive dealing with out culture in the world.
It may be of interest to you, and I attach further information for your information. Thanks again. And just a thought, maybe we should circulate what we are all doing, as there may be synergies between us. Had you not sent me this information I would not have told you of my lectures on WW2!
By the way additionally my film "Songs From Walter Rodney's Choir", made to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of his assassination enjoyed its world premier at the University of Dar es Salaam on 14th this month, this film is also available for sale at the same price it is a double DVD of 54 minutes each.
Glad for your thoughts on same.
From: Allan Martindale <allan.martindale@...>
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Sent: Sunday, 22 January 2012, 6:54
Subject: Re: [Guyanaradio] GT: Red tails - movie on the Tuskegee airmen!!
I saw the movie today and in my opinion it is a glowing tribute to the airmen and ground crew of the 332nd. History needs to be told and it was very well done.
This movie stirred my curiosity as I had heard of Caribbean , and in particular Guyanese nationals who went to England to join the RAF during WW2. I found the story of E R Braithwaite, the author of "To Sir wih Love".
Please follow the link.
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Subject: [Guyanaradio] GT: Red tails - movie on the Tuskegee airmen!!
One of my friends was fortunate to see an advanced viewing of Red Tails. It's George Lucas' version of the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, 20 years in the making, and has a predominantly Black cast, all the main actors are Black.
When the movie was finally ready for production, no production company would take it; as a result, George Lucas ...had to write a check. After production was completed, no distribution company would take it. So, George Lucas wrote another check. The advanced viewing was sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Museum for Black History Diaspora (not sure of the exact name).
The movie is intriguing and has edge-of-your-seat action. It's well done, and certainly worth seeing.
I'm urging all of you to see this movie, and tell others about it as well. Anything we can do to ensure large numbers of viewers in the first few days of release(scheduled for Jan. 20th) will make a statement to the production and distribution companies that WE ARE interested in SEEING this film, AND, that they made a miscalculation.
If each of you tell as many people about this as you can, and attempt to take 4 or 5 people with you to see the film, that will be like a geometric progression, and could potentially push the numbers off the chart.
And . . . George can get his money back!
Life is too short; needs to be lived to its fullest!