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There have been many discussions on H-War of films about war, and many of the postings reflect what this essay starts with--getting the details wrong ruins any film for veterans. But Kamber goes on to make many other points about movies and the reality of fighting in Iraq. The gulf between films (and books) that focus on an individual or a handful of characters, and real military actions that always involve units working in a coordinated fashion is important. It is hard to imagine a gripping Western or war movie, or detective film that is actually about the collaborative efforts of two dozen good guys who never get to know, or perhaps even see, their antagonists. Perhaps even Homer exaggerated the importance of Hector and Achilles in the Trojan War. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/essay-15/?hp -- Jonathan Beard firstname.lastname@example.org ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----