Bill Willers :
In 1983, the National Film Board of Canada produced a 57-minute film, "Anybody's Son Will Do". Arguably the best anti-war film ever made, and tailored for public television, it scared the hell out of the U.S. military machine, which has done its best to "disappear" it. For years it has been nearly impossible to find a copy, but some kind soul has posted it on YouTube where it can be seen in six segments.
The film shows the process by which young men become psychologically engineered to kill or die on command. While the model used is the U.S. Marine Corps, it's made clear that the modern techniques for creating soldiers are refined, dehumanizing and universal.
This stunning documentary, showing how recruits are turned into Marines at Parris Island, provided director Stanley Kubrick with almost the entire first half of his seminal 1987 war movie, Full Metal Jacket, from lines of dialogue to even duplications of how scenes were framed and filmed. The difference, of course, is that this documentary is the real thing.
From Part Three :
"Freedom has a price, and I believe this and I preach it, freedom has one price, and history bears me out...there is only one price freedom will accept. And that's blood."All Six Parts Of 'Anybody's Son Will Do' Can Be Seen Here