Heads Up - They Shall Not Grow Old

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  1. 50 Cent

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    For those getting HBO that network is running that show 8 pm tonite CDT.

    Its gotten some good buzz so might be worth checking out.
     
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    Excellent movie. Voices of soldiers spoken by current military personnel from the same parts of the UK (used lip readers to figure out what was being said).

    Worth watching.
     
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    I went and saw that at the movie some time ago, well worth watching.
     
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  5. 50 Cent

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    Yeah,I'm in - will watch tonite!
     
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    Very interesting how they made the movie!

    I'll watch it again !
     
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    Thanks for the heads up! I have been wanting to watch it
     
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    I'd buy the DVD. My Grandad was in France for WWI.
     
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  9. MurrayNevada

    MurrayNevada USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)

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    Mine too. I wish I would have talked to him about it. People often talk about who in history they would choose to have a couple of beers with. In my case, and at my age, it would be my father (WWII - Pacific) and grandfather.
     
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    Both grandads, and their sons, served in WWI and WWII:

    Grandpa Ben, my mom's dad. Served in Europe, many campaigns.
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    His campaigns. Can't read them all.
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    Grandpa Sam, nose gunner in an amphib. Flew out of Fl., looking for German U-Boats. Crashed into the ocean once. Still had the scar on his jaw from that event.
    Served in WWI and WWII. Said, if he was sending his two sons off to war, he didn't want to be sitting home! Coast Guard Commander, port security, NYC.
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    Dad, front cockpit.
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    We saw it when it came out for limited release. We chose the 3D version and while it was amazing effects wise, I think I would have preferred the 2D, maybe a little less distracting sitting there wondering how they did this or that.

    Well worth the time, will watch for sure, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Saw at theatre in 3D.

    Awesome show.

    My Grandfather (Dads ) served in France and was victim of mustard gas. Struggled with respiratory problems the remainder of his life.

    While I never knew him, my Dad (before he passed) told us that his father refused to discuss his time in service, other than his hospital and recovery memories.

    The movie is well worth the watch imo, 2D or not.
     
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    That was awesome -- an hour well spent.

    The descriptions and commentary indicated what a terrible conflict on the Western Front WWI was -- and I just think at some of the descriptions the war in Iraq was and how it doesn't compare.

    But what I found stunning was the reaction to the troops of the Armistice ....no cheering or celebration and fear of what comes next now that they were essentially "layed off" ...not saved!

    A justified fear based on the comments of what re-integration into civilian life was like....how there was limited gratitiude and understanding from the civilian
    population.

    That irritated me until I thought "Where have I heard that before??"
     
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    My Grandad was in the 28th Infantry Div.
     
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    I watched it last night. Seeing the fly ridden corpses and dead horses, with men living in trenches close by, made me wonder how they dealt with the smell. I have been in places where the odor was so bad you could taste it and what these guys dealt with was far, far worse.

    That so many lied about their age to enlist, thinking they were going on some grand adventure, and how the reality of the horrors they could have easily avoided must have hit more than a few like a shovel to the face.

    And the rats.
     
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    The way they were treated when they got home irks me.
     
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    I watched it and left me wondering why people clamor for war. I guess they want their sons and daughters twisted up in a ball missing their face. War is nothing but modern day human sacrifice.
     
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    In some ways better than most Vietnam Vets were treated here, at least on the coasts.
     
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    This is available for free, streaming on the internet. Just gotta look around for it.
     
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    Very sad documentary.
     
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