[MV] Thin Red Line

Joe Baker (majoruscavalry@yahoo.com)
Sun, 24 Jan 1999 17:23:43 -0800 (PST)

Saw the Thin Red Line last night and was EXTREMELY disappointed.

The film made the members of the 27th Infantry Division look like a
group of unsupervised cub scouts. The film made the troops look
demoralized and disorganized with no meaningful leadership. Poor
discipline, no unit insignia, no rank insignia. These guys looked
like they had been in combat for years, and they had just arrived on
the beach.

There were a few nice military vehicles that seemed age appropriate
for the period. The one glaring error was the arrival of the troops
on a Victory Ship. It should have been an transport of some sort,
certainly not a Victory Ship.

All and all, I will never take the time to view The Thin Red Line
again. Very poorly done, very poorly thought through by the director,
and too much time spent living with the natives at the beginning of
the film. This film is about as historicaly accurate as Monty
Python's "History of the World"

The National Guard Unit I commanded lost over a 100 guys on the
"Canal" in this campaign. As far as I am concerned this film is a
total disgrace to their memory.

Joe Baker
Major, Cavalry

Formerly of the
1st Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment (Germany)
and the 418th Med Co (AMB) RVN

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