This is portrayed through WW1, in books such as Quite on the Western Front. “Dying for your country” is a shared saying through countries in war to reduce the sorrows of death. I believe this saying should be completely dismissed, families should realize what and whom there loved ones are dying for. Men should know the truth about war before getting involved. These soldiers can’t be truly fighting for there country when there country is a falsehood.
Our officers oughta be shot for that. She was carryin’ supplies and war material.” A few paragraphs later the book ends, the protagonist knowing that his own “heroism” in battle, the blood-lust that fuelled the victory, was manipulated, based on a lie. It’s a final moment of
What do you mean, calm down,” as I go on to scream. “There is a whole army that came out of nowhere that is trying to kill us,” I interrupted. “And, you are telling me to calm down when they are out to kill us, Agent 65 is shot, and we are almost out of ammo,” I said in a calm voice. “You guys sold us out. If and when I get out of here alive, you better hope I don’t find you,” I shouted.
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. At war, winning is the main goal. Defeating the opposing side and fighting for your country is what soldiers sign up to do. However, even when the soldiers accomplish their goal, and survive the war, a part of them still dies. They will never be the same person they were before they left for war because what they see, experience and feel will change them no matter how tough they are.
It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, not dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor. The died so as not to die of embarrassment”(483). This quote describes what the men were feeling they wanted to go home and leave a lot of them were cowards deep down but they didn’t was to disappoint and be cowards because they came to the war and most were trying to do it the honorable way even if it led to death it was better than leaving like a
“The Red Badge of Courage” is about teenager, Henry Fleming. The plot of this book is that Henry, who is very scared and intimidated, is fighting in the war and comes out being the hero; you can say he is an underdog. A Red Badge of Courage is a wound received when one is injured in combat. Henry gives everything he can to fight and win, but there is one problem, he does not have a Red Badge of Courage like everyone else. In the end of the book Henry finally gets his Red Badge of Courage, but earns his in a sort of dishonest way.
We were told a Marine was expected to commit suicide in cadence without a flinch, whether advancing into rifle fire or hurling himself upon bayonets. To bring him to a state of mindlessness where he was ready to do this, he was drilled physically and bullied mentally and spiritually until he was convinced not only that he was the lowest scum on the earth but also that his only hope of salvation, his ticket through the pearly gates, was to climax a lifetime of service by an act of self-sacrifice. Q: What did you think and feel about the Vietnamese war, the Vietnamese people, and Vietnam at the time when you came on active duty? A: At the time I volunteered, I felt the war in Vietnam was no different from any other. My grandfather fought in World War I, my dad and uncles in World War II, and several uncles fought in Korea.
O’Brien saw a young soldier wearing an ammunition belt coming out of the fog. The only reality O’Brien could feel was the sour nervousness in his stomach, and without thinking, he pulled the key in the grenade before he realized what he was doing. When the grenade bounced, the young man dropped his weapon and began to run. He then hesitated and tried to cover his head only then did O’Brien realize that the man was about to die. The grenade went off and the man fell on his back, his sandals blown off and he was dead.
Both soldiers and civilians blame the defeats in the war and the growing crises on the home front on Tsar. Even the Tsars only army stated it wouldn’t support him if a revolution occurred. Explain the importance/significance of World War 1 to the downfall of the Tsar WWI was a very significant event on the rule of Tsar Nicholas 11. Although it initially bolstered his position, it then became a large factor that contributed to Nicholas’ downfall. The Country was ecstatic when the Tsar made the announcement that Russia was going to fight against Germany in WWI.
Realizing that the homeland was withdrawing from the war, soldiers became edgy. As put by Lieutenant Frank M. Campagne, “Nobody wants to be the last man in Viet Nam Killed.” Furthermore soldiers lacked inspiration and a sense of purpose. Leadership went out of their way to impress superiors with increased body count by slaughtering innocent civilians including women and children. A study ordered by Military professionalism concludes “in pursuit of selfish career goals, senior officers sacrificed integrity on the altar of personal success. They became preoccupied with trivial short term objectives even through dishonest practices and compelled subordinates to lie, cheat, and steal to meet the impossible demands of higher officers” (Millet, Maslowski & Feis, 2012, p.561).