WAR MOVIE REVIEWS: new Blog Feature

By | October 11, 2020

[October 11, 2020]  Today, I added a new feature to my leadership blog.  I call it “War Movies.”  What I will do is add war movie reviews by U.S. military veterans.  Any one that has a war film they would like to see added here, drop me a line to my email or post in the forum’s section.

You will find these war movie reviews on a TAB located at the top of the blog.  I placed it to the right of Daily Favorites.

The first review is about one of my personal favorite World War II films, Gung-Ho!: The Story of Carlson’s Makin Island Raiders (1943).  The story itself is a classic.  The film is pretty darn good too.  I hope you find these reviews worth your time and, if you so desire, add your thoughts and watch the film.  I will try to find a link when possible that allows anyone to watch the movie on YouTube for free.

“Only two kinds of people are gonna stay on this beach: those that are already dead and those that are gonna die. Now get off your butts. You guys are the Fighting 29th.” — Brig. Gen. Norman Cota, “The Longest Day” (1962)

I do have a bias.  If not all, certainly the majority of the movies will be those about American troops or at least made by American film makers.  There are several older British films I might add later, time will tell.

In the near future, more reviews.  Sands of Iwo Jima, Halls Of Montezuma and one of my favorites … Battleground will be added and on a timetable I have not yet figured out; maybe weekly, maybe monthly.  Let’s see how this goes.

I highly recommend that you see Gung-Ho and my best advice is to watch it with friends.  If you are a veteran or are currently serving in the military (or a family member), thank you for your service.  This movie will touch you more than you might know.

Author: Douglas R. Satterfield

Hello. I'm Doug and I provide at least one article every day on some leadership topic. I welcome comments and also guests who would like to write an article. Thanks for reading my blog.

12 thoughts on “WAR MOVIE REVIEWS: new Blog Feature

  1. Dead Pool Guy

    Congratulations Lynn for getting this gig with Gen. Satterfield. We are super proud of you.

      1. Lynn Pitts

        Thank you all so much! I’m honored that Gen. Satterfield asked me to do this for him and all of us. I’ve always been a bit of a movie critic. And, now I get to be one — humbly, of course.

      2. Roger Yellowmule

        Yes, Lynn, welcome aboard. You’ve given us some great commentary in the past, so having your own movie review section is super cool.

    1. Scotty Bush

      Cool is hardly the best word, super-duper cool is better. Ha Ha. Congrats, Lynn !!!!!!!!!

  2. Yusaf from Texas

    Hey folks a new addition to Gen. Satterfield’s blog. We should be encouraging it. Too many movies to see, so many are awful. Now we get a chance to read about those that are worth watching. 👍

  3. Otto Z. Zuckermann

    Hey, great job Lynn Pitts. I didn’t know you had been recruited to write these. I’m so proud of you. Keep ’em coming our way!!!!! I look forward to the Battleground movie review soon.

  4. Stacey Borden

    Great news, Gen. Satterfield. You are always adding fresh content. I like the idea of adding a War Movie review tab.

  5. Tom Bushmaster

    Hi Lynn. I see you are the first to write a war movie review for Gen. Satterfield. You have been a dedicated reader and commenter on this website for a long time now. Thank you. Well done!


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