Casualties of War (1989) by Brian De Palma. A gripping examination of a group of soldiers during the Vietnam war. Based on a true story it recounts the shocking events of the rape and murder of a Vietnamese girl by four men and shows the dehumanizing effects of war. The fantastic cast is headed by Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn.
✠ Dead Waffen SS soldiers lie frozen, winter of 1942, Eastern Front. 80-90% of all German military casualties were killed by the Soviets. They would kill more Germans in one battle than the rest would during the whole war. And Waffen SS formations suffered most casualties. A German general once said: 'Each German soldier is worth ten of his enemies. Unfortunately that's not enough. Victory demands of him to be worth one hundred".
Facts About the American Civil War - At the battle of Fredricksburg in December of 1862, the Union army had to wait 17 days for pontoon bridges to arrive before they could cross the Rappahannock and try to take the city. When they finally did so, Lee had amassed 75,000 men in the hills around Marye's Heights. Burnside's Union troops never had a chance and they suffered twice the casualties of the Confederates in their futile frontal assaults on entrenched rebel positions.
The Vietnam War left scars on the minds of a generation, but for the soldiers who identified the war dead and sent them home to their families for burial, it has never been more vivid. Description from stripes.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
19 Sep 43: British Air Ministry says that Hamburg now lies in absolute ruins and is "probably the most complete blotting out of a city that ever happened." More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0919&s=430919 #WWII