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From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: REPLY: War movies are right, too Date: March 13, 2010 3:31:22 AM EST To: H-NET Military History Discussion List <H-WAR@H-NET.MSU.EDU> Reply-To: email@example.com Just anothr quick thought about war movies, particularly those of the US during or about WWII. John Ford, the Director who made so many of the John Wayne movies, about cavalry and the West during the Indian period of American history, was a Naval officer in the film division of the US Navy, Pacific. His films, one would think were more likely to reflect authentic Navy, war history and themes than entirely fictional works. Depite the characters or fiction of his films, he possessed considerable technical and historical knowledge as well as his own Naval credentials. On another thought, Clark Gable served in WW II in the Air Force. His inclusions into his war movies, especially focused upon US, European bombing would possibly include some background of authentic experiences. Those more expert could indicate just how important these particiaptory actions were to their film presentations as history and not just fiction. Ford's westerns about the Indian campaigns and stories, likely, included some observence of western authenticism as well. Wyatt Reader UCLA_____Whittier College Calif. Community College//private[Instructor] ----- 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 -----