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Fighter Jet Footage Is Fake!
An airplane has to use the wing flaps (called ailerons) to maneuverer.
Compare the two animated sequences below. See the problem? The Fighter Jet is a Hollywood Special effect. It has to be. The wing flaps do not move. There is no way this jet could maneuver without the ailerons moving.
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Hollywood Silver Tongued Screen Magic
As it turn out, Hollywood has been working with the U.S. Military for years. The two have always been one.
Film making and visual special effects go hand in hand. What is less known is how stage magicians would join in the fun and would go on to help create the modern day special effects juggernaut that is modern film making.
The publics perception of war has been defined solely by the multimedia beast. Highly edit images with quick cuts and voice overs have been used for over a century to convince the masses that what they saw on screen was reality. As it turns out this is usually far from the case.
It looks like most of what you think you know about history, wars and even science & technology is wrong. Jet Packs and Super Maneuverable upside down flying fighter jets and upside down flying helicopters and flying squirrel suited men and the like are all Hollywood special effects work and nothing more. Lockheed Matin, Boening and the rest all have been involved in pioneering computer technology and model making. The aerospace/military industry grows with Hollywood, they are closely related.
War is more fake than you think. The media and the news is made of lies more so than not. The supposed military might you’ve been seeing on screens for ages is fake. The old documentaries are not factual. They are more scripted than not. The same is true today.
Fakery and Art go hand in hand. Art represents reality it is not reality itself. This kind of confusion can be found through out our culture and is reinforced by the mainstream media.
Of course most people think the media is independent from the federal government, nothing could be further from the truth. The history of radio, film and television are examples of how the federal government controls these communication systems and always had control over them.
You are not as free as you think or been told you are. Everything you know is probably wrong. Get ready for some cognitive dissonance as you have the veils lifted from your eyes.
What the propagandists that we call journalists have been telling us for years, is wrong. The NEWS is mostly fiction. The wars weren’t what you think. The so-called wars that you’ve seen on screens have been faked. You have no idea what really did or did not happen. The real combat, whatever it was, not shown to the public.
History and the university system itself is less about education and more about indoctrination than people think. There's no great conspiracy, this is how the world really works. What you think of as politics is also a highly scripted fiction. Things just do not work how we've been taught.
As it turns out the true battlefield is the human mind. Perception management and behavior manipulation is the true work of the military. Mass psychology is used to control you. Images of war are part of this control system.
Modern weaponry and technology is more illusion than most realize. This article explores how jet packs and fighter jet footage is faked and has been faked for years. The article index and the prior part of this series explains more. Please try to keep an open mind, especially if you are new to this subject. You might not realize it, but you’ve spent yor life asleep, the so-called Matrix is more real than you might think. Culture is more cult than you know. Augmented reality has existed for as long as people have been able to lie to themselves and others.
THIS IS THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX™
Orson Welles The F - Faker Extraordinaire - Known For The So-Called War of The World Radio Hoax - & Citizen Kane -
The aerospace industry developed along with the film industry. The two are more at one than most realize. The Mythic Silver Screen Newsreel persona Howard Hughes truly exemplifies this reality.
As early flight gave way to world wide (post WW2) travel, the wizards behind the scenes were developing film special effects technology. Film is a recreation or facsimile of reality anyway. Photo manipulation is as old as photography itself. Companies like Boeing and Lockheed Martin would go on to develop 3d CGI technology. So we have a clear history of special effects being developed along side air travel. It seems that some of the technology sold to the public as real is not so. The atom bomb and NASA are fine examples of long standing hoaxes or con jobs. They are the artifacts and institutions that support the neo-religion known as science. This particular cult view began to be promoted by the Helio-centrists shortly after the legendary discovery and early colonization of the “New World”. This was the start of the “New World Order”. As it turns out there looks like there is clear evidence that a lot of the so-called military equipment is also as fantastic as atom bombs. Planes cannot fly upside down, despite apologetics to the contrary. Down is not up. We have been so conditioned by the multimedia system that many of us do not see the situation for what it is.
There is a good reason Walt Disney teamed up with an ex SS-Nazi,to sell the public of the world on ‘space’. They were both Hollywood talent. The Nazi rocket program was as fake as its descendant, NASA. That supposed program was clearly inspired by the work of Fritz Lang.
The mass public has been conditioned by the endless repeats of old newsreel memes, that such fantasies are real. As it turns out, jetpacks and a lot of the ‘Top Gun’ style military hardware is nothing but Hollywood mirage. It looks like high speed spy planes and all the rest are nothing but Hollywood smoke and mirror. There's no evidence a jet has ever flown faster than the Concorde.
The military at its higher levels is more Hollywood than most understand. The Military Industrial Entertainment Complex™ is very real.
Piloting The Jetpack
Ballistic Physics Show us The Problem-
The Jetpack would only provide an upward thrust against gravity.
How can the jet pack allow for forward motion?
This is absurd. The man would fall to the Earth.
He cannot fly sideways. It is physically impossible.
This is a fine example of magical reasoning and cartoon physics.
The forward thrust is independent of gravity.
This is easily proven with basic ballistic physics.
Altering his center of gravity is meaningless as he will still fall towards the Earth.
"Former US President Eisenhower warned in 1961 of the power of the Military Industrial Complex shortly before that confection of influence peddling, political opportunism and inter-locking commercial interests led the US into Vietnam. Now there is a new force in the land, the military-entertainment complex evident in the close co-operation – and sharing – of ideas and resources: between computer games producers and the military, particularly on pre-training prospective candidates for the US armed forces; between Hollywood producers and the US government on language and concepts post September 11, 2001; and between the military’s propaganda machine and the entertainment industry’s thirst for manufactured and timely “reality” that precludes the possibility of the critical representation of the real.
The flexibility of the military-entertainment complex is evident in the interchange of personnel between both wings, from military to entertainment (Coffee, 1995 : 30; Pollack, 1997: 1) or a virtual-reality expert from Disney’s Imagineering group joining the National Security Agency (Peter Huck, 2003). In the carefully plotted production of the second Gulf War, it seems that the military has turned to the entertainment industry to respond to Baudrilliard’s critique of the first Gulf War:
…the war, along with the fake and presumptive warriors, generals, experts and television presenters… watches itself in a mirror: am I pretty enough, am I operational enough, am I spectacular enough, am I sophisticated enough to make an entry onto the historical stage? … this uncertainty invades our screens like a real oil slick, in the image of that blind sea bird stranded on a beach in the Gulf, which will remain the symbol-image of what we all are in front of our screens, in front of that sticky and unintelligible event. (Baudrilliard, 1995: 31)
From the attention-grabbing intro of fireworks over Baghdad, through the chase scenes of tanks racing across the desert, with the sub-plot of Saving Private Jessica to the toppling of Saddam’s statue, this time the story was seamless. Each moment designed for prime time, each plot point subtly inter-woven into one unstoppable meta-narrative. Resistance is futile, you can’t stop the music. At least until the President declares the war is over and the real war begins between an occupying army and a fanatical guerrilla opposition indistinguishable from the population. It took about six months to move the full circle. The simulations that began as theories about reality for planning and training purposes took on the form of reality in the heat of battle only to be revealed to be inaccurate as either reality or simulation in the harsh light of peace. Private Jessica’s own disavowal of the military’s mythology is a case in point: the military continues to claim she was raped while Jessica denies it.
The military uses of entertainment and entertainment’s uses of the military have a long history that precedes their well-orchestrated double act in the recent troubles. It is useful to consider how their purposes came to be so closely integrated, not only to appreciate the actual course of recent history (as opposed to the big concept story lines of good vs. evil that occupy the front pages and TV news breaks). But also to understand the possibilities for countering the growing power of the military-entertainment complex."
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Why can’t the soldier use his flame thrower like a jet-pack?
Why doesn’t the huge and visible flame (heated gas) create a pressure that would push the solider back.
It’s because this is all we’d expect. Jet-packs are fake.
YOU WILL BELIEVE ANY LIE - DOES THE MAN REALLY FLY?
Please watch the clip below, is this anything but wire work? It looks like the man is attached to a crane and some post-production work was done in the darkroom to remove the cable. There are photo above, and some below, from an article about this mythic jetpack, that show a cable was used for 'practice'.
"GENERATIONS LOST IN SPACE"
Please watch what is supposed to be real footage of the mythic "jetpack", Does any of it look believable to you in light of what we know the Military Industrial Entertainment Complex™ is capable of.
Below are a few videos showing how this special effect is easily achieved. These special effect techniques are older than you might think. The article index is the place to look for more information about Hollywood Special effects and the aeronautical industry.
This mythic jet pack ended up being used for entertainment and propaganda purpose and nothing more. Below a clip from the 1960's pre "Moon Landing" Event television show 'Lost in Space'. This show was more popular than Star Trek, at the time. The outer space themes has long been one promoted by Hollywood and the University system for hundreds of years, of course. The early so -called 'scientists' like Kepler were the originators of the genre known as Science Fiction in the first place. In fact as it turns out the work of such luminaries as Newton, Kepler, Copernicus, Galileo and the rest turns out to be little more than literal fantasy, the stuff of imagination only. Again, read through the article index, if you are unfamiliar with these concepts.
Bell Aeronautics engineered the helicopter. But as we know now, the aeronautics industry is also responsible for developing modeling and film techniques that would eventually lead to the CGI 3d animation we are so used to seeing on all sorts of screens today.
UHOH It's Magic!
It's All An Act: The Art of The Long Con - The Jesuit Magic Man! David Copperfield -
Back To The Beginning - Does This Look Like Anything But Early Harness Work?
Between dark room photographic techniques (the original & literal photoshop) and mechanical rigging, the footage below is easily explained without resorting to magical thinking and nonsensical physics. These techniques date back well over a hundred years to the early days of film. The article index has many article that explore this subject. We are supposed to believe that this contraption would be maneuverable. And that presupposes the jetpack would actually produce workable thrust in the first place. This is doubtful.
How is The Jet Pack Able To Move Itself Forward?
Where is the inevitable exhaust?
The jet pack cannot provide both an upward thrust and a forward one at the same time.
F FOR FAKE!
Don't Believe What You See On A Screen - Special Effects Are As Old As Film Itself - See Article Index For More - The Simplest Magic Trick It To Fake It With Film or Video. We are so conditioned to view highly edited video with voice over narration, we do not question the narration. We do not question whether it is true or not.
Do you think this is real? Where is the camera if it is? How can the camera be in another airplane and not have camera shake? This is an early example of a really well crafted film effect. This is the result of a stage magician and illusionist making use of the new media of moving film. Still photography has a long history of darkroom fakery, of course. But we can see the appeal of the moving image and why an illusionist would enter the film business.
The Magic Hat Rabbit Hole Trick - Revealed: A Sort of Secret Society Forms - Sons of SAM
The Martinka brothers also built the special effects for number of shows, including the classic 1939 film production of "The Wizard of Oz"."
New York City Stage Magic Moves West - Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Secret Masons Who Made Oz - Real!
The Great Carter - Stage Illusionist - Masons Do Magic! Masons & Stage Magicians One And The Same
"Carter purchased the famous Martinka Magic Palace in 1917, a time when he was unable to continue his world touring magic show. The story goes that he kept his lion, Monty in the back room of the shop and when it would roar, the startled customers would run for the door."
"Jackie appeared on all black-and-white MGM films from 1928-1956 (replacing Slats), as well as the sepia-tinted opening credits of The Wizard of Oz (1939)."
CARTOONS ARE MOVING COMIC STRIPS - THE STUFF OF YELLOW JOURNALISM THIS IS HOW YOU GET PEOPLE TO ACCEPT THE ABSURD AS PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE
"...MANUFACTURE OF MAGIC TRICK, ILLUSIONS AND PROPS."
MORE CARTOONISH REASONING
WITH EYES WIDE SHUT YOU OVERLOOK THE OBVIOUS
The Real Meaning of The Wizard of OZ and Rainbow Film References:
Harry Houdini was am illusionist who went into film. A Secret Society of Stage Magicians go West and basically start the special effects business. Houdini himself was part of the Secret Society of Magicians. The links with the masons are obvious. We can now appreciate the joke. These NASA guys are stage magicians. It has less to do with the secret societies and more to do with the history of film effects and Hollywood.
Live Action Yellow Journalism & Photographing Cartoon Physics - We Can See How Effective This Technique of Yellow Journalism Really is, People Have Been Conditioned to Believe photographic cartoons and Hollywood special effect stage magic physics are real.
COMPARE SOMETHING YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE YOURSELF AND SOMETHING THAT IS SPECIAL EFFECT
- The Real Rocket VS The JetPack
Rockets & Explosives Are Not Suitable For Travel - Does the way this jetpack is supposed to work really make sense to you?
Plato's Cave & Cartoon Physics
Comic strips Become Comic books Which Become Cartoons (whether drawn or photographic) on the Silver Screen and then on to Television (& now the internet) all the same modus operand - "The Medium is The Massage" indeed.
"One Bell Rocket Belt is on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s, National Air and Space Museum annex, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, located near Dulles Airport. Another resides at the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. It has been used in presentations at Disneyland and at the 1984 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies. It has also been seen in movies and on television. This type of rocket belt was used in the 1965 James Bond film Thunderball. It also made an appearance in the Lost in Space television series as well as the 1976 CBS Saturday morning children’s live action TV show “Ark II”."
Highly Edited Special Effect Footage Below - This is Project MK Ultra - The Art of The Long Con
Today's jetpack on display. This demonstration is obviously highly edited and logically better explained as nothing but Hollywood magic. The underlying physical principles are not sound. This jetpack hoax would seem to be the inspiration for other hoaxes like the Red Bull Flying Squirrel Suit Boys, or the Red Bull Upside Down Flying Helicopter. ( a subject for a future article)
There are many traditional darkroom techniques and modern computer compositing techniques that allow for the crafting of these kinds of fantastic images. Hollywood magic is as old as cinema as the articles on this blog have detailed. The pub;lic cannot discern publicity stunt fiction from real world fact. Most people ignore the mass media in much the same way fish ignore the water that they need to exist and that is always present around them.
BIRDMEN - More Highly Edited Hollywood Special Effect Footage Below- YouTube is Home To This Very Sort of Propaganda
Youtube seems to exist to promote nonsense like "Flat Earth", Space-X and of course, the nonsensical and cartoonish 'Top Gun' physics of the mythic magical, super fast, super agile, gravity defying jet fighters. Highly edited footage and plenty of positive and shallow comments promote the illusion that the United States Air Force is capable of Luke Skywalker like - Death Star destroying feats.
The guys that worked on the original Star Wars films used World War Two era model kits to craft their illusions on the studio back lot.
The bird man footage below is nonsense. Someone should have told the Wright Brothers it was this easy. Does the contraption below look like something that could really enable human being to fly? Demonstrable balletic physics clearly shows that an object will fall toward the Earth in the same amount of time, whether it was fired from a gun or not. In other words the forward thrusts independent of the downward pull of gravity. The restricted wingspan shown below, would not allow human sized beings to defy gravity. These wings are too small relative to the body size to create lift. All that could happen is the men would fall towards the Earth with some forward thrust added.
The publics supposed to believe that the United States ( and other countries ) possesses unbelievable fantastic power. Atomic energy and weaponry are a hoax. And so are jetpacks and flying men. This kind of propaganda relies on a very dumbed down and ignorant public. The public must not think as individuals, the public is meant think as a mass. We in the mass public are supposed to be specialized in whatever specific field we belong. We are not supposed to be like the Renaissance Men or polymaths. We are supposed to be conditioned to accept the appeal of both the authority and the ignorance of the mass.
Modern video communication is set up to allow for the easy distribution of propaganda for the purpose of manipulating public behavior. This is the true purpose of the military. It is a lot less about defense and a lot more about literal mind control. The military is proud of its tradition of embracing the fine art of deception.
This is Not Real
The Cartoon Man Would Plummet To His Death - His Jet Pack is Fake, But Gravity is Very Real.
There is not enough Wingspan to Allow for Lift.
A Cartoon Stuntman
Today: A Desktop Software Solution
Compositing is easier today, with computer software, but the underlying principles are the same as the older photographic darkroom techniques.
The supposed "practice" harness set up. Does this make sense as anything but the art of apologetics? This is a cover for the obvious fact that this so-called jetpack is nothing but Hollywood art. The clothes line like setup does not relate to how the jetpack is supposed to maneuver does it? Read how the jetpack is supposed to work and compare to the "practice" photographs. The hook and pulley system would not emulate the thrust of the jetpack. This man would simply slide along the 'clothes line' would he not? The actual effect looks more like a crane was used. or some other kind of rigging that works along this lines.
BELOW - The Art of Apologetics: This Video Has To Be Fake.
These Men Would Have Put A Passengerr Jet In Danger. Wouldn't This Be a Problem?
This video was supposed to be have posted to explain how this is a real and actual stunt and not a fakeHollywood production.
How does this show that this isn't just Hollywood Special Effects? This is nothing but a publicity stunt. The jetpack would never fly. The men would have fallen to their potential deaths. These jetpacks are obviously not aeronautically designed. Forward thrust alone does not mean flight as ballistic physics clearly shows. This is advertisement for the Emirates Airline. It is very deceptive propaganda and nothing more. This highly edited video is meaningless as science. If this was real and something went wrong, these aircraft could have crashed into the city of Dubai and (potentially) into buildings, no? Who in their right mind would think filming this kind of stunt for real is a good idea at all, even if the tech was something that wasn't just fantasy.
A History of Flying Men
Does any of this really make sense as anything but a publicity stunt? Here the stunt is used to promote the idea that the Military Industrial Entertainment Complex™ can perform magical and fantastic feats. The public has been seeing such imagery for as long as there has been a visual moving medium. The public treats special effect Hollywood material as the real thing. In fact the footage most take for real is actual "reel magic". Early footage was faked and this established the illusion that such technology was real. As real aeronautical engineering developed, the same companies were also developing Hollywood film techniques and miniature work. Models are very important to the design process of course. These companies would also have been well aware of things like radio control.
Augmented Reality is Not New - It Used To Be Called Film, TV, Radio, Print and Word of Mouth Hearsay
Radio Control Fakery - Even Model Planes Can't Fly Upside Down
How does the camera follow along with the plane? The camera can zoom, but how does it fly along with the plane when the plane is performing its stunts? The plane is supposed to be flying up high in the air. The perspective does not change as it should. The camera can somehow fly up and keep its perspective in relative position as the plane tumbles and rolls. At about 5:13 in the clip below please notice the clouds in the background and how they seem to move. This would mean the camera had to have been flying, no?
The aileron's in the footage above and in a lot of the jet fighter footage I have seen, never show the ailerons moving.
How can these airplanes and jets bank and roll when the ailerons never move?
Please keep this in mind when viewing any of the fighter jet and even radio control footage. Of course even if the ailerons or the rudderare shown moving, we can still be looking at a model and Hollywood special effect job.
But if we see that the ailerons and other such flaps are not moving, we have a problem that cannot be ignored.
How can this Jet Perform This Feat? Notice How The Ailerons Cannot Be Responsible For This Stunt
Do you see the aileron's move in these clips? How can this fighter jet be performing this maneuver without any physical means to do so? How can we not think this is nothing but Hollywood magic?
The Impossible Visualized: "Fly Into The Danger Zone"
Please Notice That There Is No Motion Blur Due To The Plane’s (or Jet’s) High Speed In Any of The Footage, Even The Old Footage.
Perhaps modern footage could be captured with high speed film or video, but the older footage should exhibit motion blur. Move your hand fast in front of your face or look at a fan and you will see motion blur.
This would indicate that what we are seeing is smaller in size and not moving that fast and the result of Hollywood Special Effect Film technique.
'Rudder' Me This - How Can This Not Be Fake?
Please Notice The Camera Moves with This High Speed Craft and Please Notice How The Ailerons and Rudder Do Not Move
Yellow Journalism Warning!
An Early History of Barrel Rolls
A Simulation - Above
YOU Will BELIEVE A MAN CAN FLY
Part 1 of this series link here:
Helicopters fly like this, not planes.
Dr. Strangelove & Barrel Rolls - Stanley Kubrik Resurfaces!
I should have known it, but I didn't expect this to lead to Stanley Kubrik. Considering the obvious history of clear connections between the Military Industrial Complex and Hollywood, these film references come across as inside jokes.
The sort of joke that would lead people to grin with duping delight.
ALVIN M. JOHNSON
Space Odyssey: Outer Space Only Exists On The Silver Screen
"Stanley Kubrick Had Considered Making A Film About Their Uncle, Veit Harlan, The German Filmmaker Who Made The Antisemitic Jud Süß (1940)"
A FAMILY OF PROPAGANDISTS?
A Jewish Soup Nazi?
Yoda - Yod- Jod- Iod- Juda - Judah- Yodah- Jedi - All The Same Word - Interchangeable Vowels - J = I = Y
A duping delightful dictionary deception - A Jedi Mind Trick Indeed!
Religions are fictions created by artisans like the Masons and the Hollywood Stage Magicians. It’s not about the specific religion. It’s about joining the traveling road show that would grow into the Military Industrial Entertainment Complex™
Motion Controlled Cameras Enable Hollywood Magicians To Weave Visual Multi Pass Repeatable Illusions
ROLLING BARRELS OVER GRAVITY FALLS
Do Not Believe Down is Up
Revelation of the Method: The Twin Banking Towers or Channels. Theaters & Film Sets of World War Two.
One in the Pacific by Hollywood, California. One in the Atlantic by Britain.
"Hollywood and the United Kingdom are connected via the American industry's use of British source material, an exchange of talent, and Hollywood's financial investment in British facilities and productions. The American studios have had their own bases in the UK in the past, such as MGM-British, and Warner Bros.owned shares in British distributor Warner-Pathé, once part of the Associated British Pictures Corporation."
"The United Kingdom has had a significant film industry for over a century. While film production reached an all-time high in 1936, the "golden age" of British cinema is usually thought to have occurred in the 1940s, during which the directors David Lean, Michael Powell, (with Emeric Pressburger) and Carol Reed produced their most highly acclaimed work. Many British actors have achieved international fame and critical success, including Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Kate Winslet. Some of the films with the largest ever box office returns have been made in the United Kingdom, including the second and third highest-grossing film series (Harry Potterand James Bond).
The identity of the British industry, and its relationship with Hollywood, has been the subject of debate. The history of film production in Britain has often been affected by attempts to compete with the American industry. The career of the producer Alexander Korda was marked by this objective, the Rank Organisation attempted to do so in the 1940s, and Goldcrest in the 1980s. Numerous British-born directors, including Alfred Hitchcock and Ridley Scott,and performers, such as Charlie Chaplin and Cary Grant, have achieved success primarily through their work in the United States."
Both used as ‘theaters” of war. Both nearby the capitals of the film industry. London and Hollywood. Both were obviously used as sets for the fake footage everyone watched in theater chains as ’news’ back then and what we see on all the screens we can watch now.
The Channel Islands- Used For Location Filming for Fake War Footage of the Pacific “Theater” of War? There’s a good chance this is exactly the case.
“The United States Navy controls San Nicolas Island and San Clemente Island, and has installations elsewhere in the chain. During World War II all of southern California’s Channel Islands were put under military control, including the civilian-populated Santa Catalina where tourism was halted and established residents needed permits to travel to and from the mainland. San Miguel Island was used as a bombing range and Santa Barbara Island as an early warning outpost under the presumed threat of a Japanese attack on California. San Clemente Island was used to train the Navy's first amphibious force to prepare for Pacific combat against the Japanese in World War II. San Nicolas Island has been used since 1957 as a launch pad for research rockets. San Nicolas was considered out of eight possible locations as the site of the Trinity nuclear test. Santa Rosa Island was used in 1952 as a base for the USAF 669th AC&W Squadron and they operated two Distant Early Warning FPS-10 radars from the hilltops there. In 1955 another FPS-3 search radar was added, and in 1956, a GPS-3 search radar was installed. A new MPS-14 long-range height-finder radar was installed in 1958. The base was shut down in March 1963, when the 669th was moved to Vandenberg AFB In Lompoc, California. The islands still house US Navy SEALs training facilities and continues to use the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field located on San Clemente Island.”
The Channel Islands- Used For Location Filming for Fake War Footage of the Atlantic “Theater” of War? There’s a good chance this is exactly the case.
"The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche[note 1]) are an archipelago in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy. They include two Crown dependencies: the Bailiwick of Jersey, consisting of Jersey, the largest of the islands; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey, consisting of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and some smaller islands. They are considered the remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, and although they are not part of the United Kingdom, it is responsible for the defence and international relations of the islands."
The British Government demilitarised the islands in June 1940 and the Lieutenant-Governors were withdrawn on 21 June, leaving the insular administrations to continue government as best they could under impending military occupation.
Before German troops landed, between 30 June and 4 July 1940, evacuation took place (many young men had already left to join the Allied armed forces): 6,600 out of 50,000 left Jersey while 17,000 out of 42,000 left Guernsey. Thousands of children were evacuated with their schools to England and Scotland.
The population of Sark largely remained where they were; but in Alderney, the entire population, save for six persons, left. In Alderney, the occupying Germans built four camps in which over 700 people out of a total worker population of about 6,000 died. Due to the destruction of documents, it is impossible to state how many forced workers died in the other islands. Alderney had the only Nazi concentration camps on British soil.
The Royal Navy blockaded the islands from time to time, particularly following the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. There was considerable hunger and privation during the five years of German occupation, particularly in the final months when the population was close to starvation. Intense negotiations resulted in some humanitarian aid being sent via the Red Cross, leading to the arrival of Red Cross parcels in the supply ship SS Vega in December 1944.
The German occupation of 1940–45 was harsh: over 2,000 Islanders were deported by the Germans, some Jews were sent to concentration camps; Partisanresistance and retribution, accusations of collaboration, and slave labour also occurred. Many Spaniards, initially refugees from the Spanish Civil War, were brought to the islands to build fortifications. Later, Russians and Central Europeans[who?] continued the work. Many land mines were laid, with 65,718 land mines laid in Jersey alone.
There was no resistance movement in the Channel Islands on the scale of that in mainland France. This has been ascribed to a range of factors including the physical separation of the Islands, the density of troops (up to one German for every two Islanders), the small size of the Islands precluding any hiding places for resistance groups, and the absence of the Gestapo from the occupying forces. Moreover, much of the population of military age had joined the British Army already.
The end of the occupation came after VE-Day on 8 May 1945, Jersey and Guernsey being liberated on 9 May. The German garrison in Alderney were left until 16 May, and it was one of the last of the Nazi German remnants to surrender. The first evacuees returned on the first sailing from Great Britain on 23 June, but the people of Alderney were unable to start returning until December 1945. Many of the evacuees who returned home had difficulty reconnecting with their families after five years of separation."
Some Flocks of Fighter Jets & UFOs Might Just Be Radio Controlled Blimps or other such "drones".
Radio controlled flying “drones” are real enough. But a lot of it is also fake. Here is what appears to be an example of such fakery:
“Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show had no special guests — unless you count the drones.
Intel Drones supplied Lady Gaga and the NFL with a show-stopping show-starter — 300 Shooting Star drones painting the night sky in a pre-recorded segment in Houston, as she sang “God Bless America.” The closing scene with the Pepsi logo also was those same pre-recorded drones.
For The Win spoke to two of Intel Drones’ top people — general manager Natalie Cheung, who was on the ground in Houston running things, and vice president of business Anil Nanduri, who organized the collaboration — about the show and the future of drones in entertainment.
Let Cheung and Nanduri answer all your questions now that you’ve seen their work in action.
So how did this happen?
Intel filmed the drone shoot over several days, with the main shoot — the one we saw — done on Jan. 30. There were reports of low-flying helicopters as part of security in Houston, but that was only part of the story. The top-secret drone usage was the other.
“We were on site for nine days, so we got the proper waivers to fly in Class C airspace up to 700 feet,” Cheung said. “We got the waivers to do this at night with multiple drones per pilot through the FAA. We were testing out our drones, tweaking our animations throughout this whole process, and we filmed for one night, and it was perfect.”
More than likely the helicopters were used to shoot background footage that was then "sweetened" with computer generated drone imagery. This would make a lot more sense than actually trying to achieve the effect for real.