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Soldiers from World War II to Iraq

  • Susanne Kord
  • Elisabeth Krimmer

Abstract

War films are history films. They shape our understanding of the past and are a vivid testimony to the politics of the present. In other words, every era has the war films it needs and deserves. For example, Platoon (1986), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and Casualties of War (1989), all products of the 1980s, are marked by the American defeat in Vietnam. In contrast, the 1990s initiated a revival of good-war narratives evidenced by the renewed popularity of World War II topics in films such as Saving Private Ryan (1998), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Windtalkers (2002), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006).

Keywords

Team Leader Saving Private Pearl Harbor American Soldier Rescue Mission 
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© Susanne Kord and Elisabeth Krimmer 2011

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  • Susanne Kord
  • Elisabeth Krimmer

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