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Unformatted text preview: think it's better to fight and die for freedom in 'Nam than live under oppression and fear.'' Another man says, ''One of the staggering facts is that most men here believe we will not win the war, and yet they stick their necks out every day and carry on as if they were fighting for the continental security of the United States.'' Still another says simply, ''I want to hold my head between my hands and run screaming away from here.'' One soldier is specific: ''I was carrying that thing'' - his leg - ''all the way back. I was afraid the whole damn thing would come off.'' The director and his associates have done a top-rate job. For the most part, they don't impose their own views of the war. They follow it chronologically, from the start in the 1960's until it ended in 1973, supplementing the letters with period of music, video clips from United States news programs and official statistics relating to the numbers of American troops involved and the casualties....
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2011 for the course COM 101 taught by Professor Dr.wilson during the Spring '11 term at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
- Spring '11