BRITAIN'S PRIVATE ARMY
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Directors: Phil Miller & Lou Macnamara
Final Length: 52mins / 37mins
Slots: TV Broadcast Hour, Online Platforms
Advance praise from Ken Loach:
"Important, dangerous and must be screened.
It deals with those charged with war crimes – and they are in our midst.
I look forward to seeing it with an audience."
"Keenie Meenie means under the counter"
Lt Col Richard Holworthy - Former British Defence Attache in Sri Lanka
Keenie Meenie Services - the most powerful mercenary company you've never heard of - was involved in war crimes around the world from Sri Lanka to Nicaragua for which its shadowy directors have never been held accountable.
Like its mysterious name, Keenie Meenie Services escaped definition and to this day has evaded sanctions. Now explosive new evidence - only recently declassified - exposes the extent of these war crimes, and the British government's tacit support for the company's operations. Including testimonies from SAS veterans, spy chiefs and diplomats, we hear from key figures battle-hardened by the Troubles in Northern Ireland and the Iranian Embassy siege. Investigative journalist Phil Miller asks, who were these mercenaries: heroes, terrorists, freedom fighters or war criminals?
Phil Miller's book presents the first ever comprehensive case against Keenie Meenie Services, providing long overdue evidence on the crimes of the people who make a killing from killing.
Published by Pluto Press
"Pilots you into a twilight world, where the pioneers of a rapacious industry blaze a trail of death and destruction across the continents, with a nod and a wink from Whitehall. This is the riveting story of HMG’s dirty secret service: an investigative tour de force."
Jonathan Miller, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Channel 4 News
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