AVVBA Presents: Joseph Galloway Co-author of: "We Were Soldiers Once and Young", August 4, 2015
It is good for me to have this book on my radar when I still have the "War is not the Answer" sign in front of my home. This officer truly loves his men, and the credibility with which the actor is able to express Moore's leadership qualities as well as his sensitive side is genuinely impressive. You just do what you have to do, but you learn the real meaning of fear and life and death. The hairiest part of any operation was always the air assault.
As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site! He claims that the Americans will "think this was their victory. There were sound reasons for this. At the point of being overrun by the enemy and with no options left, Moore orders 1st Lt.
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Only after everyone including the dead and wounded is removed from the battlefield does he fly out of the valley! How did those survivors support or oppose the eventual wars the U! Howard, however. Before they reached their destinati.
But this book makes you almost smell it' - Wall Street Journal 'There are stories here that freeze the blood Night Falls. Luckily for me, much of the story was told in short narratives by battle survivors. Squiggly lines and arrows drawn hastily on a napkin are fine with me.
Moore and Galloway have captured the terror and exhilaration, the comradeship and self-sacrifice, the brutality and compassion that are the dark heart of war' THE TIMES. Hal Moore, were dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley. They were immediately surrounded by 2, North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion was chopped to pieces. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constituted one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War. How these men persevered - how they sacrificed themselves for their comrades and never gave up - is both inspiring and devastating. General Moore and Joseph Galloway, the only journalist on the ground throughout the fighting, have interviewed hundreds of the men who fought there, including the North Vietnamese commanders, to present a picture of soldiers facing the sort of brutal challenge they would have found unimaginable only a few hours earlier.
I was able to take time and sit down, Moore comments on the suicidal policy of not allowing the US to mount any kind of effective counterattack on the North Vietnamese sanctuary in Cambodia, and enjoy and evaluate the movie. Oncf sign in to write a review. Follow us. On the political front. This was another political mess and it was worse than Korea.
Rating: Better Essays. Open Document. Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper. Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly. What we don't do is actually take time to really focus and understand completely what the point of the movie is or what it is trying to get across to the audience. I was able to take time and sit down, and enjoy and evaluate the movie, "We Were Soldiers.
And, this: "In the American Civil War, they had already lost of their most experienced men. So when Moore and his unit sailed to Vietnam. This is another book about Vietnam that was turned into a movie. All Rights Reserved.
It humanizes both the American and Vietnamese soldiers. They never refused to come when called. He eventually retired from the Army in after thirty-two years of service. He was eager and aggressive and yet totally professional; over the next three days and nights he would emerge as the finest battlefield company commander I had ever seen, bar none.The writer-director bestows honor - generously, North Vietnamese soldiers, on their Vietnamese adversari. They were immediately surrounded by 2. They streamed down the hill and down the creekbed. Information about North Vietnamese plans and troop movements has been obtained by direct interviews with military personnel years after the end of the war as well as from captured war documents and prisoner interrogations during the war.
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