We were soldiers, a film produced in 2002, takes place in 1965 beginning in fort benning, georgia, following the family of lieutenant colonel hal moore, played by mel gibsonviewers learn about moore as a family man at the beginning of the film before moving to the ia drang valley in vietnam just a short while after the family’s move to the fort. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche reddit has thousands of vibrant communities with people that share your interests alternatively, find out what’s trending across all of reddit on r/popular. We were soldiers hangs on to the less problematic figures of the war movie - the concerned commander, the tough, loveable sergeant-major, the dedicated subaltern.
We were soldiers (2002) trivia showing all 58 items for historical accuracy, abrams was also called upon, to determine if the bugle call would have remained the same today as in the year of the massacre the bugle call was found on a french military website, and forwarded to bartkowicz. In the film “we were soldiers”, the images were one of the most important keys in conveying the historical truth of the battle of ia drang many photographs taken during the actual battle by joseph galloway allowed hollywood to visualize and recreate the battle scenes. Missing from we were soldiers: nva soldiers were pushed into combat from behind by communist political cadre at gunpoint, were heavily on drugs, with some also hopelesly chained high up in surounding trees as hidden snipers. When we went into the ia drang valley, the authorized strength of my battalion was 750 officers and men, and due to soldiers returning to america for discharge, a few men wounded, and a few men down with malaria and other tropical diseases, my total strength was approximately 450 officers and men.
We were soldiers onceand young, by harold g moore and joseph l galloway, is a major contribution to the literature of the vietnam war it recounts the fighting in the ia drang valley in. I for one am someone who was inspired to read the book we were soldiers once and young after seeing this movie wws is about a distinct event that actually happened sgm plumley was a soldier's soldier, with five combat jumps in three wars and an astounding three combat infantry badges. History buffs: we were soldiers history buffs loading unsubscribe from history buffs history buffs: the last samurai - duration: 21:20 history buffs 1,695,590 views.
The story became a book, we were soldiers once (moore says the film is about 60 percent accurate galloway, 80 percent) later this year, galloway and moore will publish a sequel, we are. Glory tells the story of the 54th regiment of massachusetts volunteer infantry, the trial balloon for black soldiers commanded by colonel robert gould shaw (matthew broderick), the regiment was comprised entirely of african americans - some of whom were ex-slaves - willing to fight for the north. “i hereby declare upon my word of honor that i have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this work”-kristin o’connell. I read the book “we were soldiers,” and based on that, the film was nonsense the film only depicted the first half of the battle the second half of the battle, depicted in the book, was when the survivors were returning to their base by truck, and were attacked and absolutely decimated by the nva.
As we explored the accuracy of 12 strong, we discovered that a group of both currently-serving and retired us special operators were involved in the making of the movie, mainly to make sure that the filmmakers represented soldiers and combat accurately however, with regard to making sure the movie didn't veer too far from the true story. I figured that if i was to do one more review before my summer holiday then i would give you my most requested review thank you so much for making this such a wonderful year for me and for. In march 2002, paramount pictures released the film we were soldiers once based on the best-selling book, we were soldiers once and young, the film tells the story of the first battle of the vietnam war from the perspective of two participants, a us commander and a reporter the film opened. Galloway and moore wrote a second book, we are soldiers still, which he said grew out of a journey back to the battlefields of vietnam 25 years later we went back and walked those old battlefields.
I earlier reviewed “we were soldiers” and then reread we were soldiers once and young by harold moore and joseph galloway the director and screenwriter of the movie, randall wallace, claimed the movie was as accurate as you could get. In adapting moore’s 1993 account (we were soldiers onceand young) of the ia drang campaign to the screen, wallace made several choices, ia drang was a significant event in american history, where us military policy was changed and real people died real deaths. We were soldiers historical accuracy of film essays and term papers available at echeatcom, the largest free essay community. In fact, soldiers from morocco, algeria, tunisia, and elsewhere were key to delaying the german attack other african soldiers made it to england and helped form the nucleus of the free french.
We were soldiers (2002) mistakes and goofs, plus trivia, quotes, pictures and more add your own and vote on your favourites. The mel gibson-directed film we were soldiers is strikingly accurate (remember, it was directed by mel gibson) in its portrayal of the muddled mess that was the vietnam war it's set over the course of the battle of la drang, a three-day conflict in november of 1965 that was the largest battle in the vietnam war at the time. General h norman schwarzkopf said we were soldiers onceand young is a great book of military history, written the way military history should be written  the book is currently on the marine corps commandant's reading list for career level enlisted  and has been since at least 1993.
A 5 page research paper that contrasts and compares the 2002 film we were soldiers to the book of the same name the writer analyzes the movie for historical accuracy and concludes that while the movie is primarily accurate, it deviates significantly from the actual vietnam war era battle for dramatic effect. We were soldiers (imdb listing) has a tough road ahead of itcoming in the midst of a resurgence in war-themed films that contain a heavy patriotic syrup, soldiers is a more modest combat film. Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly time history newsletter the evacuation is often referred to as “the miracle of dunkirk” because only 30,000 to 45,000 were expected. Mel gibson did a pretty good job of making a vietnam war movie with we were soldiers (2002), but you can’t beat patrick sheane duncan’s early found footage indie, 84c mopic filmed on a.