WR 7: “Bridge of Spies” in Context

 If you can get access to the film Bridge of Spies please view it. If not, then use this older film instead: Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcoGvG7wsa8 And use the readings below (skim through them to get an overview of their contents, and then read a couple of sections), – Powers, Francis Gary, Harold J. (Harold Joseph) Berman, and Soviet Union. Voennai︠a︡ kollegii︠a. 2008. The trial of the U2: Exclusive authorized account of the court proceedings of the case of Francis Gary Powers, heard before the military division of the supreme court of the U.S.S.R., Moscow, august 17, 18, 19, 1960. First ed. Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co; Available as an eBook in the Course Reserves. – Brugioni, Dino A. 2011;2010;. Eyes in the sky : Eisenhower, the CIA, and cold war aerial espionage. New York: Naval Institute Press; Available as an eBook in the Course Reserves. Then discuss: How do the selections you chose from the above books expand on, or differ from the story told in the Bridge of Spies or Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident? I especially like the court room examinations of the witnesses (see page 95 of the U2 trail), and Brugioni’s Chapter Five on the “Awakening of Science.”

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