We Were Soldiers is based on a true story about the first major battle in Vietnam. The movie has an extensive cast including Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, and Sam Elliot. Director and writer Randall Wallace, known for Braveheart, puts together a fairly accurate portrayal of the battle. The motion picture illustrates the battle of Ia Drang, located in Northern Vietnam. That battle is said to be one of the most gory and fierce battles of the war. The United States was facing a new enemy and did not know quite how to fight it. Hidden by massive jungles and ravines, the Vietcong, known as VC, had a different way of fighting than the US had experienced. To accommodate this, the U.S. used Huey Helicopters to transport men and supplies to the front-line. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) leads the first Battalion, 7th Cavalry (along with 400 men) into what is said to be the “Valley of Death.” Unaware of what he is up against, Col. Moore and his men exit the helicopters and begin to patrol the area. Minutes later, they find out base-headquarters of the North Vietcong is directly in front of them. The North Vietcong was estimated to be 4000 men strong; this compared to Moore’s 400 men. Almost immediately, intense shooting and bomb-bardment broke. For many of Moore’s men, that was the first combat situation they had experienced. US soldiers are pushed to the brink of annihilation in order
to hold their ground and keep the VC from overrunning them. The…
Malcolm: Yo this one right here is all for the drop out-of- schoolers
The Future Cougars
The Mary Jane abusers
The ones that chose to be losers
For all the misfit kids, and total outcasts
MKTO, this ones for you Role Models
[Chorus]We are the ones, the ones you left behind
don't tell us how
tell us how tto live our lives
Ten Million Strong. we're breaking all the rules
Thank you for nothing, Cause theres nothing left to lose
Thank you for feeding us years of lies
The way we were- a look at
holidaying in Britain in the 1930s
WHAT was it like to have a holiday in Britain 83 years ago? At a secondhand book stall I
bought, for just £1, a copy of The Traveller's Guide To Great Britain And Ireland 1930,
published by Trade And Travel Publications. This gem gives us a fascinating insight into the
Britain of yesteryear. Here's a look at some of the tips it gave tourists.
Published: 04:14, Thu, July 11, 2013
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World History Extra Credit
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The Vietnam War was a nightmare for many soldiers. It re-defined the meaning of war to an entire generation. As the conflict grew it became known around the world that this was a war that could not be won. After this was realized by America the main focus became to "get out" instead of "getting a victory". In the 2002 film We Were Soldiers, directed by Randall Wallace, a true account of the first major battle in Vietnam is given…
civilised were the Romans.
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