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    Senior Member andy3536's Avatar
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    Lol, where did you get vietnam from, thought this was a saving private ryan thread

    Other than the fact of corse that in the US constitution it perfecly ok for thier own citizens to be free to have communist views but when a country thousands of miles away with a government it's own people hates asks for help against communists they throw thier weight at it and it's just not wanted by anybody except those in power in the south.
    Not to mention of corse that the communists in vietnam asked for the US help after WW2 and could well have been a US freindly communist country. The US didn't want to upset France so they only had Russia to go to for help.


    Back on the subject of saving private ryan though, i think the film showed the futility of war very well. I don't think it was anti war as such. I think it made clear that WW2 was nessesary, but also that a very high price was paid for it.
    Very well writen and performed, not completely acurate but more so than most.

    There's a great spoof of it too, saving private lion (not to be taken seriously)
    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wX-wumVSbDQ
     

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    Originally posted by hartsox:
    any 1 notice it's an anti-war movie? everyone dies and nothing is acomplished, boo freaking hoo
    Unfortunately, that sentence sums up a lot of wars. WW2 achieved the overthrowing of the Nazis, so it was important, but many wars achieve nothing other than getting people killed.
     

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    No tiger tanks were deployed in Normandy until July, during the time in the movie they were all deployed on the east
     

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    DOES NO ONE CARE THAT THEY'RE PART OF THE SECOND RANGER BATTALION AND THEY LANDED AT OMAHA... ON JUNE 6, 1944 AT SIX O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING THE SECOND RANGER BATTALION LANDED AT POINTE DU HOC TO DISABLE A BATTERY FOR A 155MM FRENCH ARTILLERY THAT WAS GOING TO AIMED A UATAH... THEY WEREN'T LANDING AT OMAHA... But other than that little detail it is a beautifully delicious movie that everybody needs to see before they can actually start living
     

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    "Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”
    - Ernest Hemingway
     

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