Which sets the book of to a strong start, as the declaration was passionately written during the war. Siegfried Sassoon used repetition through his declaration , making sure that he feels strongly against war. During the declaration Sassoon explains the horrors if war in many different ways. He repeats the word “suffering” throughout the declaration to put emphasis on what the war is really like for the soldiers that are fighting for our country. He also talks strongly about how the sufferings are being “prolonged” as he tired of witnessing men “being sacrificed” to this awful war.
The consequences and the lives lost in the Vietnam War classify as bad judgment by the masterminds of it. McNamara and all the others involved were clueless about Vietnam; all they thought they had to do was use their military superiority in the correct way to keep communism from spreading. The most crucial mistake McNamara made was when he had doubts about the United State’s possibilities of actually winning the war and did nothing about it. He did not want to argue to John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson that we should have withdrew from Vietnam. By doing this, more cities were destroyed, approximately 58,000 dead American causalities, and countless more Vietnamese.
Towards the end of the war, Martin becomes very spiteful towards the government’s treatment of him and his former comrades. Overall, Martin does a respectable job of informing the public on how the Revolutionary soldier’s life during the war was and how difficult their life was. Even though Martin was not the most decorated soldier, his efforts should be valued. Martin participated in very prominent battles (the Battle of Bunker Hill, Siege of Yorktown, and the Battle of Red Bank), and describes the Battle of Red Bank. Martin declares, “Five Hundred men defeated two thousand of the enemy, killed and wounded a large number, and mortally wounded and took prisoner their
A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 16 A People’s War? This chapter focuses on WWII, and on the concept of war in general. Specifically, it narrows in on the causes of war and whether war would solve the problems it was intended to solve. People around this era were very cautious, and lived and slept in fear. There were soldiers being enlisted and sent off to their deaths while Europe literally exploded all over the place.
This shows how Walter noticed that people attentions were grabbed by the over coverage the news released. Walter Cronkite also had an effect on the war and changed many peoples opinions as well. "When Cronkite traveled to Vietnam to cover the Tet Offensive in February 1968, he was shocked by the military and political situation in the South. Cronkite realized that North Vietnam remained a strong and dangerous foe. Armed with this knowledge, the trusted broadcast journalist decided to air grim editorial detailing his own impressions of the war in Vietnam" (pg 120, 121) When he did this editorial his understanding of the war got the public to feel they were being lied to because they had believed we were winning.
A few weeks ago, one of the president's advisors told NPR that Mr. Bush never wanted to burden the public with the war; that, in his mind, he was hired by the American people to do the job on their behalf. Gingrich says the President is placed in an awkward position. "I think the President is torn between reassuring us that he's managing the war and warning us that it's a real war," says Gingrich. "You have organized opponents who want to kill you — they're gathering resources and coordinating to try to kill you — and I think to try to describe it as anything but a war, is remarkably misleading." The War with No
She didn’t get any benefits from Duncan’s death, and felt nothing but sorry for her actions. Macbeth kept returning to the actual murder, his source of guilt, yet he received many benefits from Duncan’s death. He became king and received the admiration of Scotland. When he returned to the murder, he felt guilty, but the benefits he reaped outweighed the psychological guilt. The remorse Macbeth felt was for the physical action of killing Duncan, while Lady Macbeth’s was felt on a deeper level, regretting instilling the murder plan that started everything.
I believe that Vietnam left both memories of sadness and joy, upon those who participated in its evolution. I can, also, appreciate the animosity any country would feel against the colonization of a different race of people. War is obviously its own worst enemy. Even though the U.S.A. capitulated, and abandoned the Southeast Asian conflict, I know that it was possible to death the North Vietnamese. The U.S.A. views this war as a war against communistic aggression, but in reality they viewed it as a civil war struggle.
Captain Amacher of the 101st airborne division said that the prisoners, "looked confused, as if they no longer understood life outside the walls. "(Amacher) many of the survivors had been living in this awful place for more than a year barely surviving and trying their hardest simply not to break down. The toll of this place on their minds had been immense and left a lasting impact. Following the state of shock after the capture, the men devolved into a state of rage. After rounding up the remaining SS guards, the U.S. forces lined them up and executed them with extreme prejudice.
A large amount of photojournalists made every effort to keep the American people well informed of their troops’ problems and setbacks so that they could have resonance indirectly. The carnage of war and the consequences of American morale, both on the battlefield and at home, led to deep divisions in how the Americans viewed the role of government, the military, social change and war itself (Prados, 1995). When thinking through Burrows’ war photography, photojournalism also led to divisions of these things as his photographs portrayed the horror and traumas of war. His still images created a narrative that words and film could not convey, epitomizing the power of