“Taking off his cap, he placed it over the muzzle of his rifle. Then he pushed his rifle slowly upward over the parapet, until the cap was visible from the opposite side of the street.”(O’Flaherty 8) He is setting up the opposing sniper, making him think that the sniper is aiming for a shot. This shows a fall in conflict because he is making the sniper think the way he wants him too. “... thought that he had killed his man. He was now standing before a row of chimney pots… The Republican sniper smiled and lifted his revolver above the edge of the parapet… He took a steady aim… His enemy had been hit… The body turned over and over in space and hit the ground with a dull thud.
He suddenly stands up and fires rapidly with such rage that his rifle gets so hot he can barely hold it. He kept moving toward the enemy until they began to retreat and he was the last man shooting. This event shows Henry’s development of courage. He was worried the regiment was going to lose so out of rage he mustered enough courage to aide in the victory instead of running to safety and being left out like the last time. He finally felt like a hero, somebody important just as he wanted to be.
But he had a curiosity of who the enemy sniper was. He ran toward the dead man and a machine gunner was shooting at him. He got to the man and flipped him over. He then saw the man's face--it was his brother. In conclusion being heartless isn't always good because in the end it can hurt you more than you wanted.
Forrest Gump alone in one ambush had to save about 8 of his fellow soldiers because of injuries. Since there were a lot of ambushes and fights, it’s easy to see how easily the death rate could rise. Also a lot of people received the medal of Honour for fighting for the United stated in the Vietnam war, and so did Forrest. I personally think they did a great job in making these scenes, because it really shows a few things that were really part of the war and although they did let the war appear as not so serious, I do not think that this is really a bad thing because the movie’s purpose isn’t to show how serious the war was, it just a small part compared to the whole
3.3. An interpretation of the representation of Asian troops in war movies Another important representation of different nationalities in war movies we can find in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) directed by David Lean. The movie tells the story of British soldiers in Japanese captivity during WW II who have to build a bridge. At the beginning British soldiers work reluctantly, but their commander, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) wants to prove the moral and technical superiority of the British and personally supervises the progress of work. There is also American soldier, Commander Shears (William Holden) only one person who succeeds in escaping from prison camp.
Lone Survivor is based on a true story about Operation Red Wings during the war in Afghanistan; the operation was for SEAL Team 10 to take out Ahmad Shah. Three of the four members survive a firefight and Afghan villagers protect him due to the code of honor called “Pashtunwali” until the U.S military can get to him. Lone Survivor is an extraordinary movie because it is intense, captivating and eye opening; it shows how life can really be for U.S military troops. Lone Survivor is very intense because of how emotional it is. The plot line was set up in the first few scenes in a way that showed how close Marcus Luttrell, Danny Dietz, Michael Murphy and Matthew Axelson were.
However, you can find many stories of the heroic actions Chris Kyle did while overseas. On the website, History.com, there is a story of how Chris Kyle saved two marines. While up on a rooftop providing sniper cover, a group of marines came under fire and Chris Kyle and his teammate ran down to help. When they got there they saw two marines laying in the street. The history website says, “Chris and the other SEAL darted out into the street to the injured men, sprinting twenty yards into a torrent of gunfire.
In many historical war films, the directors attempt to represent the war as it was taken place in the real world. In the film, Flags of our Fathers, real events are represented throughout the entire film. The director of the film, Clint Eastwood, depicted three soldiers, John Doc Bradley, Rene Gagnon, and Ira Hayes, who were praised to be heroes from a photograph. Joe Rosenthal captured this most famous photograph in history during the Second World War, at the Battle of Iwo Jima. After having a look at this photo, the American citizens found it as a big accomplishment for the army, and the government took this as an advantage to send the flag raising survivors on war bond drive based on propaganda, knowing that the war needed lots of added
The Battle of Holtzwihr thus is a significant battle for many Americans, but especially for those in Audie Murphy’s unit. Audie, a nineteen year old lead ten older men into battle, however the unexpected happened to them; They were surprised by an attack against a large German squad of 250. Young Audie Murphy knew their chances of surviving were very low, however, that did not stop him from trying with all he had to keep his men safe. Murphy instructed his men to retreat into the tree line while he phoned the Allied artillery. Yet, nearby a shell from the opposing side hit a tank destroyer and set it ablaze, Murphy without thinking jumped on the destroyer and began to use its machine gun turret which happened to still be intact.
The soldiers start to see the people that they are shooting as just objects, they do not see them as people anymore. They either have to kill or be killed. In “The Sniper” there are two brothers firing at each other, but they do not realize it because
For example, in the Battle of Ong Thanh, a veteran shared that he had the opportunity to save someone, but didn’t take it due to fear. “Everytime he tried to get some cover, they’d shoot him. If I got over the fear and felt braver, I probably could have got out there and saved his life” (8:50). The soldiers often allowed guilt to consume them rather than coming to the realization that the war was their
Foul language, which I won 't repeat. In fact, I’d rather not say anything at all. (29). Most of John’s problems relate to his experiences in My Lai, where his platoon was ordered to eliminate the “Viet Cong” in the village. Because the men had seen so much in Vietnam and because of how the war was fought (Guerrilla warfare), they had little to no remorse when gunning down children and woman.