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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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Platoon was a fantastic film along with many others but hamburger hill was different.

This film to me ,created an emotion of what other nam films have not.
I only post this because Ive been researching, mainly ww1 but I ended up in vietnam,even though im British.
There is a part in the film though, where he talks about dog sheet being thrown at him from
anti nam protesters. Is any of that true?

I can understand that America would have won on attrition looking at the stats.
War is horrible no matter what side you are on.

Was Hamburger Hill a realistic portrayal of that battle?
I admit its got me thinking more.

Thx all.




posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Ismynameimportant
I liked that movie.
I don't know if it's true whether they threw dog poo at returning soldiers or not. I know quite a few got spat on and cussed out. I wouldn't doubt if it happened; though.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

Thx skids.

I would get a lump in my throat at the end of platoon
with the music adagio for strings.

But this film gives me the same emotion and the songs during the film.

We gotta get out of this place..the Animals
and It aint me.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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a reply to: Ismynameimportant

I had an old teacher in highschool who told us lots of stories about Vietnam. One of the was when a bunch of college kids spit on him and tried to fight him for being a baby killer. of course the college kids got their aces kicked. He just got done serving 3 tours as a point man

I'm sure some poo was thrown along with a lot of other horrible things. We treated our veterans horrible during that time.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 02:53 PM
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I know that in some U.S. ports, protesters would gather on a bridge above a passing naval ship and drop garbage, etc. on it. I'm sure they did worse.
Hamburger Hill seems to be more about the frustrations of fighting that war. I remember going to the theater to see that as a kid.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: JDmOKI

Your post sounds like the end of !st blood
where rambo is saying maggots at the airport protesting and spitting on me
calling baby joe and crap.

I can only imagine what a hard time that was.

Its like WW1 in England

Women and peeps pinning a white feather on you because you havent signd up.

If memory seves me..there was a man that got home on a blighty and recouperating
only to have a white feather pinned on him.
He went back out of pressure and I think he did survive yet again.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: Ismynameimportant
Have you seen Casualties of War? If you like Hamburger Hill, you'll like that.



posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 05:51 PM
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posted on Dec, 15 2015 @ 07:16 PM
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sad when you turn against your own brave boys,all that anger should have been directed at the politicians not the pawns



posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 12:52 AM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: Ismynameimportant
Have you seen Casualties of War? If you like Hamburger Hill, you'll like that.


Hi
yes I have seen that movie, another good one.
cheers.



posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 07:59 PM
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No movie is a realistic portrayal of battle.

It simply can not be captured on film.

The D day landing on the beach in Saving Private Ryan is about as close to 'realistic' as you can get.

Or Band of Brothers.

Both world war two.

Oh and if you want another Vietnam era movie.

FULL METAL JACKET.
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 11:47 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
No movie is a realistic portrayal of battle.

It simply can not be captured on film.

The D day landing on the beach in Saving Private Ryan is about as close to 'realistic' as you can get.

Or Band of Brothers.

Both world war two.

Oh and if you want another Vietnam era movie.

FULL METAL JACKET.
Yeah band of brothers is great I haven't finished yet though. Full Metal Jacket is incredible. Another one people don't know about is Heaven and Earth. It was part of the Vietnam trilogy by Oliver Stone. He Did Platoon Heaven and Earth and Born on the 4th of July. All 3 are excellent. Oliver Stone was in Vietnam and based his movies on his experiences and stories while there.
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posted on Dec, 20 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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Not a fan of Oliver Stone.

Tom Hanks blew it with Pacific IMO. You might like however.

He nailed it though with Band of Brothers.



posted on Jan, 13 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: neo96

Have you seen We were soldiers..........with mel gibson
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