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From: SARRAIL@aol.com Subject: Re: REPLY: War movies are wrong, how and why Date: March 12, 2010 12:39:33 PM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> There was at least one classic face to face draw down, in 1866, in which Bill Hickok dropped his opponent at 75 yards. As to movies and history, as a long time academic and teacher I really get tired of the intellectual verbiage trotted out every time this thread appears. Movies can engage a class and one can correct the problems. I show parts of films, such as Zulu, to make a point. Those who get so wrapped up in disliking historical drama and its alleged harmfulness must not be planning to watch The Pacific, based in part on the finest war memoir ever written. I would imagine most who condemn using battle movies have never been near a real war. My son loved We Were Soldiers and he's got the four combat bars and two Bronze Stars to be able to comment. Bob Houston W. Robert Houston, PhD Emeritus Associate Professor University of South Alabama ----- 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 -----