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Saving Private Ryan Essay

Saving private Ryan was first released on September 11th 1998 and was directed by Steven Spielberg, a famous director widely known for his other outstanding films that prove for him to be great at his job. Some of these famous titles include Jaws(1975), E. T(1982), Jurassic Park(1993), Minority Report(2002) and many more.Saving Private Ryan is […]

The attitudes of British soldiers to their commanders during the First World War

Firstly, Source A is a cartoon from the British magazine ‘Punch’. It shows a Maj. General addressing his men before a practice exercise. The text beneath the cartoon describes the General telling the men that there a three essential differences between a practice and the real attack; firstly the absence of the enemy and them […]

Interpretation of the problems faced by United States soldiers in Vietnam

According to source ‘A’ the problems faced by US troops in Vietnam are; that new recruits were not very intelligent at all. This is true because I know that after the official, trained US army had arrived in Vietnam, the US was forced to conscript/draft. If you were not well educated, you stood a greater […]

The attitudes of British soldiers to their commanders during the First World War

Source A: The British magazine “Punch” is intended for an audience of a younger generation rather than an older generation. The source tells me that the general wasn’t a very good general and that the real thing was completely different from a rehearsal. Because usually magazines exaggerate the truth a bit this doesn’t make the […]

The attitudes of British soldiers to their commanding officers

The First World War started in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and ended in 1918. Britain’s opposition was mainly Germany. There were many devastating effects due to the war such as tremendous amount of death and destruction. The defending positions were trenches on both sides. To attack, both sides relied on their […]

Saving Private Ryan Boat

It was foggy and misty night, me and the other soldiers from the military were on the boat getting our way to the beach, it is very cold and the snow bits are flying as air moves and hits our faces and as it melts on our faces, we get shake more and more. As […]

The War on Errorism

Dying is something that no one looks forward to. Everyone is going to die one day, so you might as well die fighting for something you believe in. Being killed for your country is said to be one of the most honorable ways to die. However, what if your fighting for a cause you don’t […]

Gallipoli Campaign

The cartoons represent the rather relaxed attitude of the ANZACs. The cartoon on the right shows this, because he is casually smoking. The smile also represents their positive outlook towards war.The cartoons show the unconventional nature of the ANZACs. They were poorly equipped and were often described as ‘scruffy’. However, the cartoon on the right […]

The Problems Faced By US Soldiers In Vietnam

I agree with some of Source A – the extract of Michael Bilton’s book Four hours in My Lai the American soldiers were very inexperienced and young “constantly throwing inexperienced men against experienced guerrillas”. At the beginning of the war people volunteered to go to Vietnam but as America became increasingly more involved people didn’t […]

Do You Agree With This Interpretation Of

During the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the anti-war protest movement swiftly gathered momentum. Many groups protested for numerous reasonsm, yet all of the groups had the same ideal, an end to the Vietnamese war. Through evaluating the sources and using my own knowledge I hope to provide an answer to why there was an […]

Do you agree with this interpretation of Anzac soldiers at Gallipoli

Source A shows two pictures of Anzac soldiers. The pictures show the soldiers to be battered, not well organised, and not very motivated but always smiling. Above one of the pictures it has the title ‘The Hopeless Dawn’ this gives the impression of hopelessness and heroism, this is because even though there seems to hope […]

What Was Life Like In The Trenches

You might be thinking that life in trenches was non-stop death, violence, and pain. But have you ever thought about why? Or what do soldiers do in their trenches when they’re not fighting or dying? Do you always trust sources when you read them? Do you always believe what they say on television documentaries? How […]

All Quiet on the Western Front and Saving Private Ryan

The author of All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich Maria Remarque and the director of Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg use various literary and filmic techniques respectively to portray the devastating effects of war. Both authors through the use of different techniques show the accurate revulsion of war, the loss of innocence, youth and […]

Saving Private Ryan – Historical Film by Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan was created in 1998 and won five Academy Awards including “Best Director” for Steven Spielberg. Saving Private Ryan is a WWII drama; it stars Tom Hanks as Captain John Miller, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore to name but a few. Saving Private Ryan also won Golden Globes for “Best Picture” and “Best […]

Speech Analysis: Funeral Service of the Unknown Australian Soldier

The speech ‘Funeral Service of the Unknown Australian Soldier’ by former Prime Minister Paul Keating has been chosen as the basis of this commentary. It was given on 11th of November 1993 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra as a commemoration in honour of all of the soldiers who have served for Australia in […]

The Life of a Spartan Soldier

The Greek state of Sparta was unlike any other Greek state. It did not follow the traditional character of art, culture, family and society. It had a single objective and that is to transform themselves into an efficient fighting force. Its whole society revolved around this. Its citizens did not indulge in commerce or toil […]

Robert E Lee: Leader of the Confederate Army

The famous general of the Confederate Army, Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807, in Stratford, Virginia. Although he was born at the elegant Stratford Hall, as a youth he was moved to Alexandria. This young man would become one of the most famous general in America???s history. He was not famous for […]

Robert E Lee

Robert E Lee is amongst most praiseworthy soldiers of history. His devout triumphs over shadowed his military defeats. He comes contiguous to our conception of a true aristocrat of all Americans, (Marshall 1954, 73). He has exceptional position in US History through proving himself as competent of overcoming the challenge lying before him. The present […]

Customs and Courtesies

The Army of today is an extremely traditional community with a varying and extreme amount of customs, and has literally thousands of ways of conducting its business. Some have aged well with time, and the ones that haven’t have been updated to accommodate the changing tides of societal custom. Although many have been altered so […]

Soldier Life

Before becoming a professional soldier, to become a professional of anything means being dedicated to your professional development both for yourself and for those people who are affected by your work. It is about being trustworthy, reliable and committed. Being professional means being an expert. It means being competent and skilful, but it also means […]

Analysis of We Were Soldiers

We were soldiers is a fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U. S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing […]

Initial Counseling

Accoutability/Responsibility: Always know the status of your equipment and personnel. Accept responsibility for your actions. Do not attempt to blame others or divert attention from an incident. Do not participate in the blame game, it only wastes valuable time and destroys the team. Fix the problem and deal with the failure of responsibility in a […]

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