Sunday, July 30, 2017

Episode 21: We Were Soldiers (the film)

The war in Vietnam was unique in many ways.  Films that attempt to illustrate the conflict have some tricky ground to cover.  One of the classic Vietnam War films was, of course, We Were Soldiers Once. If you'd like to watch the film before we cover it here, go ahead and do so now.  Or, listen to our views first, as pathetic as they are, then watch the film for yourself and see what you think.  Both ways work for us. 

We do have 10 minutes of digression at the beginning of the show and we hope, as always, you will find it entertaining enough.  



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Episode 20: We Were Soldiers Once and Young (book)


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One of the classic books about the Vietnam War, is of course, We Were Soldiers Once ...and Young by marine Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore and journalist Joseph Galloway.  It is the account of the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley in November of 1965. According to Google Books "Each year, the Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps selects one book that he believes is both relevant and timeless for reading by all Marines. The Commandant's choice for 1993 was We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young." It was also a N.Y. Times bestseller, who knew there were so many military history fans.

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