Shot Down In USSR. The Story Of Gary Powers And The U-2 Spy Plane That Inspired Bridge Of Spies

History Documentaries

In 2015, the Steven Spielberg feature film Bridge of Spies was released, which dramatized James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks)’s negotiations for Powers’s release, but took certain liberties with what really happened. For instance, Powers is shown being tortured by the Soviets, when in reality he was treated well by his captors and spent much of his time doing handicrafts.

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