Very realistic film about Indochina war. When I was in the army the film was shown during training course - we never commented it, so I don't really know what our instructors wanted to pin point: guerilla style warfare or keep the french army spirit - maybe both
Last edited by yarp; 06-03-2012 at 07:40 AM.
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I don't think I can embed it here, but the HBO mini series The Pacific when they do the Peleliu landing scene, the front of the LST opens up and the sunlight pours into the insides and the landing craft start out of the ship down into the water.....to me, that is one great movie scene..... http://youtu.be/yqnqLblyNa4
Growing up, I knew several men who served in the south Pacific, and later when I met my future wife, I found out her dad had been in the South Pacific at Tinian and the Mariana Islands with the Navy. I also knew many men who served in the European theater, my boss at my job in college (as a draftsman) had been a forward artillery observer and he had lots of stories. Another man I worked with on construction had been a tank driver of a Sherman during the cold at the battle of the Buldge...and he had some shocking stories of the horror of war.