Set in the beginning of the Vietnam War, We Were Soldiers tells the story of LT. GEN Hal Moore, the battle in the Ia Drang Valley, and the hardships that the Americans went through in an exciting dramatization.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer
Mel Gibson's finest hour, this is a true story of war in the early days of the US-Vietnam war, at a time when new tactics and new strategies were required. The outstanding veteran Col. Hal Moore leads his special helicopter cavalry, well trained and well equipped, into a new type of warfare. The fighting is savage and realistic. Both sides are portrayed sympathetically. When the US army boys score their first outstanding victory in the heart of enemy territory the scene is set for the later war. The humiliated Vietnamese commander and a few of his staff survive to survey the great piles of his men's' bodies. His grim comment sums it all up: 'What a tragedy - they will think they have won a great victory'. The war was to continue, and to this day, they endure.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael JR Jose