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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 8:58 p.m. PST

"What are the hallmarks of a great war film? Realism? Unforgettable combat sequences? Memorable dialogue? Powerful performances? Timeless themes? Lasting impact?

Early in my military career I had a supervisor who often used quotes from war movies in everyday conversation and grew frustrated when doing so garnered blank looks. Hence he lent my peers and me stacks of movies (yep, on VHS tape) to help increase our movie IQ. This initial military education spanned genres and included films such as Hamburger Hill, The Green Berets, Force 10 from Navarone, Private Benjamin, Stripes, and others.

I soon learned that certain war films have become ingrained in military culture, and a well-timed movie quote or reference can sometimes communicate a great deal. Years later, I was fortunate to run a war movie series at graduate school, which helped spark discussion on various topics spanning the tactical and strategic levels of war—again, reinforcing the relevance of such films…"
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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2019 10:05 p.m. PST

Nice find my friend.

14Bore20 Sep 2019 10:59 a.m. PST

Might pass that along on Saturday night on a Movie thread at a website. Some of those are in my top 10 movies

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2019 12:01 p.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


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