Essays Tagged: "Platoon"

A Critical analysis of The film Platoon.

soldier's who fought in that war knew the true madness that was Vietnam. Oliver Stone began writing Platoon because the Vietnam War was "a pocket of our history nobody understands." (Schuer t24) Plato ... ld be viewed by everyone, not only for its cinematic qualities but for its historic insight as well.Platoon is an Orion Pictures production, filmed in 1986. Written and directed by Oliver Stone it tel ...

(4 pages) 149 2 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried".

. The presentation of realism is incorporated throughout the entire story.Throughout this story the platoon set in Vietnam are physically carrying items, a burden in itself. We see many items with tru ... e her. He is so emotionally involved with these distracting items and person; he feels he fails his platoon by not being in a clear state of mind to keep them safe. Martha kept him distracted in wishe ...

(3 pages) 263 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Platoon" and "The Sands of Iwo Jima".

"The first real casualty of war is innocence (Platoon 1986)." Although this may seem to be the most imperative casualty, there are far worse fatal ... an be a positive outcome that can improve a person's mind and soul. In viewing these two war films, Platoon (1986) and The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), I have analyzed the similarities, differences, and ... erences, and the types of images these films have brought to the screen.One such comparison between Platoon and The Sands of Iwo Jima is the harsh realization of one's innocence. These soldiers had to ...

(4 pages) 50 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

This is an example of What is known as an OPORDER.

s and can support each other within 20 minutes of attack.B.Friendly Forces:1.Mission: 1st squad 1st platoon Whiskey Company, 1-508th Inf will conduct an area ambush NLT 072200 Nov 02 to prevent courie ... r within 20 minutes of attackB.Friendly Forces1.Higher's Mission and Intent- Mission: 1st squad 1st platoon Whiskey Company, 1-508th Inf will conduct an area ambush NLT 072200 Nov 02 to prevent courie ...

(5 pages) 49 1 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

British Army Transformations from 1645-1913. this is part 2: Seven Years War to Crimean War. Each part is 20 pages!!

jects back home, or even conventional armies of Europe they proved were unable to match the British platoon firing system during the early 1700s.Britain was carving out colonies in foreign lands aroun ...

(24 pages) 83 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Critique and Analysis of "Goodbye Saigon" by Billy Joel

ght"These two lines just accentuate the fear that resided in the lives of the soldiers. (Relates to Platoon). As in Platoon, where the imagery is dark and colours are dull, the soldiers couldn't see a ... literal and metaphorical. In the literal sense, the atmosphere was dark for the soldier (Relates to Platoon). The soldier was disillusioned, and couldn't see anything. Just as in Platoon.In the metaph ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Thin Line Between Bravery and Cowardice in the Things They Carried

trate how his theme of bravery and the effects of war are concurrent through every character in the platoon; no matter what they felt they needed to carry to survive. Despite their physical preparatio ... ery, or more accurately described as concealed cowardice, as a universal feeling carried by all.The platoon is put through various emotional tests including death, injuries and just overall physical s ...

(5 pages) 135 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

My Little Holocaust

of civilization, primitive to what we were used to seeing. Rice paddies and villages were what our platoon was looking for.I was part of Charlie Company, headed for the village of My Lai. We wer ... re are bullets zooming past your head. But with the gunship and artillery support we received, our platoon was eventually able to wear down the Viet Cong. We moved in on My Lai 4, ready to finish wh ...

(7 pages) 42 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Iraq Experience of an Medical Officer (own words)

Trinity RhienPlatoons like this one are a middle link in a sophisticated system to treat the sick, injured or wou ... h battalion aid stations and resuscitation units, called Forward Resuscitating Surgical Suites, the platoons are steppingstones for the wounded on their way to Navy surgical companies - small field ho ... wounded. Those requiring more care are taken to a battalion aid station. Some go to a shock-trauma platoon, like No. 4.Then, after evaluation and stabilization, helicopters fly them to better-equippe ...

(1 pages) 21 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Honour of the Battlefield (Canadian point of view)

face of death.Before World War I, the Canadian military basically did not exist. It consisted of a platoon, and a couple of militias - a mere branch of the British army. When WWI had begun, the Canad ...

(2 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brian

e the challenge faced by the soldiers and the equipment they used, the story follows a plot about a platoon of men lead by First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross. In the climax of the story, one of Cross's men, ...

(2 pages) 89 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Platoon, film review

soldier's who fought in that war knew the true madness that was Vietnam. Oliver Stone began writing Platoon because the Vietnam War was "a pocket of our history nobody understands." (Schuer t24) Plato ... ld be viewed by everyone, not only for its cinematic qualities but for its historic insight as well.Platoon is an Orion Pictures production, filmed in 1986. Written and directed by Oliver Stone it tel ...

(4 pages) 52 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT summary and reflection

le guys not the generals or captains, who actually fight the war and suffer the devastation. Paul's platoon is often bombarded, and Paul constantly sees death and destruction all around him.Paul and h ...

(3 pages) 44 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Naval Seals.

nd training, hugely successful. SEALs are trained to operate in small units - one or two men, up to platoon strength of sixteen. They work best in squads of eight or fewer. Most missions are clandesti ...

(1 pages) 26 1 2.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

"Platoon"

The movie 'Platoon' showed the terrible situations during the Vietnam War as well as major horrors of the Vietn ... rs' attitudes were terrible since they were beating/killing them and raping young girls. The movie 'Platoon' criticized the US involvement in Vietnam by showing these horrible images.The US intervened ... he US soldiers were drafted 4. the war was fought by poor and uneducated people. Even in the movie 'Platoon', there were some scenes that implied these kinds of myths.In the end of the war, the US has ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

History Empathy Task- Kokoda Track

r (choco) who was nineteen years old. He had no experience when he was conscripted to join the 11th Platoon of the 39th Battalion. The 39th Battalion existed as a unit for only 2O months of World War ... invading Port Moresby and being on the doorstep of our wonderful nation. My group was from the 11th platoon of the 39th Battalion and none of us were in the army. We are all conscripts that are fighti ...

(7 pages) 23 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

"Jarhead: A Marine's Chronicle of the Gulf War and other Battles" by Anthony Swofford - Book Review

rabilia. He reflects back upon the time he was a soldier and stationed at a base in California. His platoon gets the news about the conflict in Iraq, and the problem with the oil. They are told they w ... mission may be like. He often switches back to periods in his life; he talks about the death of his platoon mate and how he was killed in a car accident while on leave and the tragedy of it, he talks ...

(6 pages) 21 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Heroes in society

thee task actualized; marine Sergeant Joe Enders (Wind talkers) sacrifices himself to retrieve the platoon's radio; saving the wounded and pinned down platoon. Heroes are also martyred in the pursuit ...

(1 pages) 16 0 1.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien: Were there real things the soldiers carried?

ijuana, chewing gum, an M-16 assault rifle, and several magazines of ammunition. Henry Dobbins (the platoon's machine gunner) had to carry an M-60 (because of his exceptionally large size), which weig ... to what each soldier physically carried was their ranking within the Alpha Company. Kat Riley, the platoon's medic, carried morphine, malaria tablets, and other many other emergency medical supplies ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Arguments can be won or lost by there presentation

current situation. First, the unit used to be a full company, by this I mean we had a headquarters platoon, a maintenance platoon, shops platoon, and a flight platoon. Now since the Army is realignin ...

(2 pages) 583 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication