1. Major Whittlesey and Captain McMurtry were the main characters in the film as well as the soldiers in the platoons. Whittlesey was played by Ricky Schoder and McMurtry was played by Phil McKee. In the movie the whole plot was based around the Lost Battalion of World War I, which was cut off and surrounded by German forces in the Argonne Forest during the Argonne Offensive of 1918. The captain and major faced several struggled with his men in the platoon from starvation to no ammunition to very large amounts of casualties. The men overcame everything that was put in their way.
2. In class we are discussing the World War so it went along perfectly with the movie. In the movie all the men in the 308th Regiment's 77th Division, have been drafted from diverse ethnic, economic, and social groups from New York. All the men must learn to work together and figure out each others strengths and weaknesses to help bring home a victory. 3. Yes the movie was historically correct, some events under exaggerated but most of the film was spot on. Also, I like how it had to do more with the realities of combat like commo, friendly fire, chain of command issues, water, food, ammo, and medical supplies. 4. I would rate this movie a 3.
5. I would recommend this movie to anyone! It was a great movie which captured many aspects of the World War .
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