Black Hawk Down Black Hawk down started off with a Somalian man leading the U.S. marines to Aidad’s political advisor. When the word “Irene” was given, the marines moved out. The “skinny’s” burned rubber tires to signal to the rest of the militia to warn of the incoming U.S. troops. The Marines had successfully captured the target and were headed back to base when, a Black Hawk (helicopter) was hit in the tail wing with a RPG. When the Black Hawk went down the objective of the marines was not only to get the target back to base, but also save the men in the crashed Black Hawk.
The images that were broadcasted all over America did not please the public and before long riots and protests were being held in the streets to end the war. This was because hundreds of American soldiers had died in a war they thought was coming to an end. The Tet Offensive proved otherwise and caused a major disagreement between the public and the American government. Many people believe that this almost forced the government to end the war because without the moral support from their own country there would be no chance in another. On the other hand, the Americans actually won the fight and in doing so managed to kill thousands of Vietcong’s, unmasked Vietcong’s, which they had not been able to do very well until this point.
Bravery Bravery is a trait possessed by many but shown by few. In the movies “21” and “Catch me if you can” both Frank and Ben showed bravery but Frank was quite a bit braver than Ben. Frank is braver than Ben because what he’s doing is illegal, he is constantly running, and he has multiple identities. In “Catch me if you can” Frank Abignale Jr. runs away from home ,which is brave itself because he is so young, and he starts writing checks from a checkbook his father gave him for his birthday. He goes from writing bad checks to making them and posing as an airline pilot for Pan American Airline.
(Thomas 66-67) Their lifestyles were very different from ours today, because of their barbaric nature. The Anglo-Saxons were at constant warfare. They fought in a style known as total warfare , which was a type of fighting that had proven to be a very poor type of war. This was a style of fighting from the past which had proven to be extremely wasteful in regards to casualties which, were abnormally high when fighting occurred. In most cases people were not buried when they died, and they were almost never buried if they were killed in war.
In result of this, this cause loads of deaths. To conclude the actions from the officers were a very important factor in causing a high death toll in World War One. This was mainly down to their naivety, ineptness and how out of touch they really were. There loss of seeing things for how they really were, was another reason why there army lost so many of their men. In some cases it seemed the army were being sent in blind, as the officers refused to change their old fashioned
During the Korean and Vietnam Wars, unlike the wars of past, there were no front lines. Conventional tactics should have been thrown out the window. Enemy forces in both wars fought a guerrilla war with guerrilla tactics. This was something American forces were not trained to fight and it showed. Americans used methods designed to beat another army in set-piece battles.
The Weimar republic faced several problems throughout their short lived stint in power. They were threatened by repeated attacks from internal enemies on both the right and left. A serious threat came in particular from the extreme forces of the right wing nationalism who despised this new democracy. They also faced problems from those in high positions that rejected them. They were also in a country plagued by a financial crisis with the majority of the population automatically having hatred for the government.
Also with the France, Britain and USA not agreeing on the terms of the treaty made it even harder for it to end. Germany’s anger from the treaty came from a few of conditions which one wasn’t entirely true. The first of these conditions were that they were to blame for the war, this condition so bad that no man in Germany would sign it not even a soldier under direct orders. Also the amount of money that Germany had to pay back was very unrealistic ($6600 million) and would cripple their country for years to come. There were other factors that Germany thought that were very unfair such as their tiny army and the amount of land that was taken from them.
This evidence shows that the way people saw the war was changing. The people didn’t want to see their husbands, kids, friends, or their neighbors fighting in such a horrifying war. The media coverage changed the way people saw the war because it made them realize that there were thousands of Americans dying overseas in a war that they didn’t need to be involved in. The Vietnam changed people’s view about the war, “The Vietnam War was the most extensively covered war in history. This coverage was thought to have had a powerful influence on public opinion and therefore on political decision making”.
All people deal with conflict and war in different way and sometimes never fully recover at all. In a time of serious conflict, being war, whole societies can be affected many different ways, Mazar-e–Sharif is a perfect example of this, they are a town who are constantly experiencing war and conflict between their own people and other forces. Almost everyone in Mazar-e-Sharif will have experienced a pain of being injured or of losing a loved one, growing up in a place of constant war would have affected children in major ways, the children will always being living in fear of attacks and will never truly trust the government system. The fear of war is not only in Afghanistan but also in many other places such as Vietnam and most recently Libya, these two countries have had basically the same fate as Afghanistan, with the constant fear and thought of death in the back of their minds. Not everyone copes with conflict the same way, some just curl up and wait for it to finish, but not everyone.