War Film Review and More Pineland Rules

War Film Review and More Pineland Rules

 

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All War Depends Upon It…

One of my favorite characters in Band of Brothers is Captain Ronald Spiers and one of his most memorable scenes is this one where he explains to Private Blythe the Secret to Functioning as a Soldier is supposed to Function in War.

Listen Up, the application is universal.

 

Know Your Military History: Intimate Enemies

Intimate Enemies (L’ennemi intime) 2007

A French Film with english sub-titles, this movie tracks a French Army Platoon in 1959 during the Algerian War of Independence, which in terms of studying Guerilla Warfare is a red letter date event.

When studying how Guerilla Warfare has changed, one of the re-occurring themes you will come across again and again is the REBELLION AGAINST COLONIAL POWERS , namely, Spain, England and France.

Besides the study of the Boer War, The French Algerian War offers some of the best hindsight in WHAT NOT TO DO in COIN, namely: The mistreatment of the indigenous populace.

If you have not already, I highly recommend watching The Battle of Algiers as well.

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“Best Job I Ever Had”

I don’t know why but while I was writing about tankers in WW2 today I went and watched Fury again just to jog my memory.

Damn good movie.

Great article on the M4A2E8 Sherman featured in the movie.

 

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WW2 Documentaries Worth A Damn: Wartime Portraits

I was surfing Netflix the other day and ran across this WW2 Documentary series called “Wartime Portraits”

Part live-action historical footage and part animation, this visually inventive Polish series offers striking portrayals of some of the most daring and unsung Polish heroes of WW2.

As a World War Two History fanatic, I love reading and learning about partisans and underground guerilla resistance movements during WW2, and this doc features five stories of some amazing Polish citizens who refused to lay down while the nazi’s invaded their country.

I have always said the modern civilian operator has so much to learn from the study of underground resistance movements during WW2 and the Cold War, and this Documentary is no exception.

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