[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.