Friday, September 23, 2005

Carre Film in Sydney: The Schkval Torpedo Motive for Kursk

From The Sydney Morning Herald (September 24, 2005) comes news
As It Happened: Kursk - A Submarine in Troubled Waters
About the French film (shown January 2005 in France) directed by Jean-Michel Carre:

"The Kursk was participating in a military exercise involving a torpedo, the Schkval, capable, we're told, of travelling underwater at 500kmh. The intention was to impress the Chinese; instead it annoyed the Americans so much that, according to French filmmaker Jean-Michel Carre, the events that followed could have pushed the world into nuclear war.

Carre's film suggests the Kursk was sunk not by a faulty Russian torpedo but a perfectly good US one. He goes further by implying a deal between presidents Putin and Clinton hushed the true story while America reimbursed Moscow through the back door. "

Showing SBS, Saturday 7.30pm

Updated with links here at Molten Eagle


At 2:51 PM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

*spam spam spam spam*

Seriously, though, why am I not suprised that PBS (not me, the station) is dignifying this tripe with a showing. What next, a documentary by this guy regarding Area 51?

At 3:19 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

PBS, don't think PBS here (the broadcaster) will be showing this under the current regime. This of course is on Sydney's Special Broadcast Service (I should have posted more clearly), and you are correct, it looks like the same format as PBS-TV here.

Bet we could find some entertaining stuff in the film, nevertheless.

At 7:01 PM, Blogger PigBoatSailor said...

Ahhh, must check my eyesight...


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