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THE THIN RED LINE by Terrence Malick Based on the Novel by James Jones USE FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY
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To the Memory of James Jones And Those Who Served With Him They Live With Us
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It was an act of love. Those men on the line were my family, my home. They were closer to me than I can say, closer than my friends had been or ever would be. They had never let me down, and I could never do it to them. I had to be with them, rather than let them down and me live with the knowledge that I might have saved them. Men, I now know, do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. Any man in combat who lacks comrades who will die for him, or for whom he is willing to die, is not a man at all. He is truly damned. William Manchester, the journalist, writing in Goodbye Darkness about his experience on Guadalcanal. (Like Fife, he walked away from the safety of a hospital in a secure area to return to his company in combat.)
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2. COMPANY ROSTER (Partial) "C" CO, UMTH INF - Stein, James I, Capt, "C" Co Cmdg - Band, George R, 1st Lt, Exec - Whyte, William L, 2nd Lt, 1st P1 Cmdg - Blane, Thomas C, 2nd Lt, 2ns P1 Cmdg - Gore, Alberto O, 2nd Lt, 3rd P1 Cmdg - Culp, Robert (NMI), 2nd Lt, 4th (Weapons) P1 Cmdg EM 1st/ Sgt - Welsh, Edward (NMI) S/ Sgts - Grove, Ldr 1st P1 - Keck, Ldr 2nd P1 - MacTae, Supply - Stack, Ldr 3rd P1 - Storm, Mess Sgts - Becker, Sqd Ldr Rfl - Dranno, Co Clk - McCron, Sqd Ldr Rfl
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3. Cpls - Fife, Fwd Clk - Jenks, Asst Sqd Ldr Rfl - Queen, - Thorne, Pvts 1cl - Bead, Asst Fwd Clk - Dale, 2nd Cook - Doll, Rflmn - Earl, - Marl, - Ash, - Bell, - Carni, - Catch, - Catt, - Coombs, “ - Crown, - Drake, - Gluk, - Jacques,” - Kline, - Kral, - Mazzi, Mtrmn - Peale, Rflmn - Sico,
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4. - Stearns,” - Suss, - Tassi, - Tella, - Tills, Mtrmn - Train, Rflmn - Weld, - Wynn, Replacements - Bosche, Charles S, Capt, "C" Co Cmdg Others - Tall, Gordon M L, Lt Col, 1st Bn Cmdg - Haines, Ira P, Maj, Rgtl Srgn - Gaff, John B, Capt, 1st Bn Exec - Carr, Frederick C, Capt, Rgtl S-1 - Hoke, Pvt, of Cannon Co - Witt, Pvt, of Cannon Co
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5. EXT. A WARSHIP AT SEA - 1942 - DAY A young Admiral receives an encoded message from a radiotelegraph and interprets it for a group of Army commanders aboard a warship. An Army division must be diverted to support the Marines on Guadalcanal, an island which none of them is familiar with but which it appears is of critical importance in maintaining the supply route between the United States and Australia now in the first year of the war. The Army commanders tell him that two divisions are available; each is already at sea. The choice of which to deploy is his and, after a few seconds of hesitation, he makes it. He asks them to return to him some day in the future and to tell him, since he must remain far from the fighting, about their experience in the ordeal to come. Soldiers in the Civil War,.he says, spoke of “seeing the
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 337 taught by Professor Jackson during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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