Restrepo The documentary Restrepo portrayed war life in the most vivid way. Blood and Gory didn’t need to be shown for viewers to understand the hardships that come with being a soldier. Restrepo, showed the real emotion behind war, and situations that make average life seem like a piece of cake. Soldiers step out knowing the risks and the consequences, but step out with pride to fight for their country. With firefights, life and death situations, and the mourning of their fellow soldiers, Restrepo showed that when it comes to war, even when we win, everyone still loses.
Kano's "pity for the ignorance and brutality" of his "own countrymen" and his complete "understanding of the suffering of the prisoners" enabled him to show utmost compassion towards the POWs (Hillenbrand 245-46). Kano defied his elders not because he felt the need to be rebellious, but because he realized the immorality of all the actions occurring, and realized he could be the better person and do his part to help those in need. The actions of Kano consisted of him finding sick men "easy jobs to keep them officially 'at work'" and "[talking] guards into looking the other way" while POWs violated the prison law (245). Kano also "hung blankets" and "scrounged up charcoal" so to heat the rooms and "snuck sick men" from the Japanese doctor and to the POW who was a physician (245). Kano did more than just prove to the POWs that he was a compassionate guard, he possibly saved prisoners from losing their lives due to malnutrition, freezing, and misdiagnosis.
What we don’t think about is the fact that most medical and quite a few technological advancements evolved because of war. Another fact is that, although it’s hard to believe, but war makes countries use their resources better, or at least find better ways to use them. Think about it, most countries try to win wars and to do that, you need to be better than the people that you are fighting, so we use our resources better. Another thing, without war, we might not have certain medical advancements at our disposal; such as penicillin, hydrogen peroxide, and antiseptics. Life would be a lot harder if these things had never been created, wouldn’t it?
He pointed out that the war was a waste, and they were only there for their country, not for the unnecessary killing and also that fighting and killing is mentally tolling. He captures all of this when he writes one of last lines, “War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste. Combat leaves and indelible mark on those who are focused to endure it. The only redeeming factors were my comrades’ incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive.
America has days to pay respect these gallant heroes; all that the public is taught is that they lay their life down every day for our freedom and that we must have nothing but admiration towards them. But in reality, the armed forces have become the very exact thing that they have been battling for years; they are terrorists. It is not very often that one hears about what goes on beyond the borders; the other side of the story rarely, if ever, comes out to the light. The US citizens never hear about the tens and thousands of carcasses left behind and referred to as “collateral damage”, all caused by The Heroes.
Roosevelt was all about the people. He believed the one thing that can save a nation was the people of the nation itself. That’s why during the WW2, Franklin D Roosevelt spoke constantly on the radio, reporting war events and rallying the American people in support of the war effort. This was beneficial for the people and himself as raising the people’s hope gave him motivation to do better. Franklin D Roosevelt was very clever in a sense.
The article titles “Al Qaeda leader Bin Laden is dead” and is written by Mitch Potter. When first reading this article, and reading the first paragraph it can be seen that the article supports the event that occurred and as it is read the words pronounce a sense of relief. The angle of the author is very specific and in support of the U.S. government. The author through his work portrays Bin Laden as an evil mastermind, and a cold hearted murderer without whom this world would be in peace. The use of language is simple and easy to understand by anyone and thus the audience could range from middle school students to even the elderly, basically anyone who reads The Star and want to know about this monumental event.
Generals die in bed Chapter six questions and answers Leeson Li According to the narrators, what does soldiering mean? “It means saving your own skin and getting a bellyful as often as possible…that and nothing else.” That’s how the narrator explains the meaning of soldiering. What changes take place in their behaviour in the front line and why? They behaved like human beings when they were out on rest, but now they are merely soldiers, because they are now at the front line of the war, they are fighting with the enemy. Unlike when they were out on rest, they have to take it seriously now so that they won’t be killed.
Like I said many soldiers go fight and don’t know what their fighting for.. Some come don’t come back to see their families of come back crippled or suffering from a illness so you describe war in your own words what does it mean to you is war really good or bad you choose . Few become legends like Audie Murphy he was nothing and became something a true American dream. He loved this quote from gen. Paton “those who die for their country loose the war and those who kill the ones dieing for their country win the war
HOW DOES WILFRED OWEN CONVEY THE HORRORS OF WAR IN POETRY ? Many of Owen's poems direct anger towards the generals and those at home who have encouraged war.Owen's war poetry is a passionate expression of outrage at the horrors of war and of pity for the young soldiers sacrificed in it. It is dramatic and memorable, whether describing physical horror, such as in 'Dulce et Decorum Est' or mental torment such as in' Disabled'. His poetry evokes more from us than simple disgust and sympathy. Owen sympathizes with the vain young men who have no idea of the horrors of war, who are 'seduced' by others (Jessie Pope) and the recruiting posters.