June 28, 2004

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From Band of Brothers, Part 8: The Last Patrol:

I wondered if people back home would ever know what it cost the soldiers to win this war. In America things were already beginning to look like peacetime: the standard of living was on the rise, racetracks and nightclubs were booming, you couldn't get a hotel room in Miami Beach it was so crowded. How could anyone ever know of the price paid by soldiers in terror, agony, and bloodshed if they'd never been to places like Normandy, Bastogne, and Haguenau?

The more things change...

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1 How could anyone ever know of the price paid by soldiers in terror, agony, and bloodshed if they'd never been to places like Normandy, Bastogne, and Haguenau? This is very true and crucial, unfortunately. I suspect it will always be this way, as some things can only be understood through direct experience.

Posted by: cjstevens at June 28, 2004 06:28 PM (fDuiT)

2 It might help if American TV news wasn't so whitewashed.

Posted by: FP at June 29, 2004 04:02 PM (pFyC+)

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