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The East German documentary, "Pilots in Pyjamas" can be found on YouTube. Any viewer should be aware that the prisoners appearing in the video that were interviewed were coerced to do so, several of the men actually undergoing torture before they agreed to be interviewed. While watching the documentary, you can sense the trepidation and concern among the Airmen being interviewed -- the fear being that if they upset their captors, there would be swift and brutal retaliation. Nonetheless, it is a very interesting documentary, and the East Germans did a masterful job of not only filming it, but promulgating the Communist propaganda they were so well known for.

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