"With original footage, expert interviews and beautiful cinematography, Robert Orlando weaves a story of politics, betrayal and an unwillingness to conquer. An unwillingness to conquer that led to the 45 years of the Cold War. Orlando hopes that this film, and more to come in the future, will “challenge long held views and initiate conversation.” In short, he wants this series of films to “challenge academia.” What better way to do that than to research thoroughly, craft the historical timeline of events and present with the story-telling excellence of Hollywood, as Orlando has done in Silence Patton. Kengor contributed an interview to the one and a half year-long project and was pleased with the finished product, saying that “from a technical-film standpoint, there was some genuine artistry on display there.”
History has no shortage of conspiracy theories: NASA faking the moon landing, the U.S. government orchestrating 9/11, or Oswald not acting alone. Gallons of ink have been spilled for the art of conjecture, and speculation has become its own cottage industry. Cover-ups often accompany conspiracies, but it is a mistake to confuse the two. Richard Nixon — no stranger to conspiracy or cover-up — astutely observed, “If you are ever going to lie, you go to jail for the lie rather than the crime.” Or in the case of Bill Clinton, you get impeached.
A man who could see Stalin's real agenda long before the rest of the world caught on.
Nearly 70 years after the untimely death of U.S. General George S. Patton, suspicions linger as to the nature and circumstances surrounding the demise of this formidable military genius. On a war-torn, two-lane highway in Mannheim, Germany, Patton’s car was struck on December 21, 1945 by a two-ton Army truck less than six months after the end of WWII hostilities in Europe. The accident left Patton clinging to life in a Heidelberg hospital during a crucial period when the Allies were attempting to transition from the ravages of war to a sustained peace in Germany. Within three weeks, Patton would lose his final battle, and the fate of post-war Germany would be sealed for several decades.
In 2010, on a trip to Paris to visit friends, I decided to drive with my 8-year-old son to Normandy. I had been a student of World War II history ever since my fifth-grade book report on General Patton. I had always known the impact of the D-Day invasion, but as a filmmaker needed to set my eyes on Omaha and Gold beaches, which to my boy were merely a French shoreline.
George S. Patton once stated, “tin-soldier politicians in Washington have allowed us to kick the hell out of one bastard [Hitler] and at the same time forced us to help establish a second one [Stalin] as evil or more evil than the first…” Our greatest modern general, and “alleged” victim of a Russian murder plot raises a long-standing question. Why did the Allies in World War II (1941-45) under Supreme Commander Eisenhower spend years spilling the blood of thousands of men to oust a dictator in Germany only to surrender those liberated to a Russian tyrant in a matter of months?