In this, the long awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent's "Midshipman" trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer...... more
In this, the long awaited conclusion of Alexander Kent's "Midshipman" trilogy, the new year of 1774 seems to offer Richard Bolitho and his friend Martyn Dancer the culmination of a dream. Both have been recommended for promotion, although they have not yet gained the coveted lieutenant's commission. But a routine passage from Plymouth to Guernsey in an untried schooner becomes, for Bolitho, a passage from midshipman to King's officer, tempering the promise of the future with the bitter price of maturity.
Advantages: As close as it gets to the real thing? Disadvantages: May be uncomfortably close for some?
..."The heroes have crosses above their heads, the ones that are buried in the cemeteries. Those are the true heroes, not us. We're just part of the works, that's all. And we thank God we got back alive." A veteran of Easy Company.
First of all, I realize that my review about Band of Brothers is quite lengthy, and for that I apologize because I am aware that long commentaries have the habit...
Advantages: A very powerful and thought provoking account of the men of Easy Company. The different emotions that the soldiers experienced at the pain that many felt. The special effects are outstanding and the directors Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg do a great job Disadvantages: The images can be very alarming and do reflect the hardship and danger of war
I recently borrowed the entire Band of Brothers collection from a friend at school. There was a big party at his house and I stumbled across the DVD set whilst ?nosing around?. I instantly exclaimed: ?Band of Bruvva?s!? I had remembered seeing bits and pieces of it on the television a few years back and immediately asked if I could borrow it. So borrow it I did and I have sat...
Advantages: Great acting and very poignant. Disadvantages: none.
...Band of Brothers is an award winning critically acclaimed HBO mini-series, based on the best seller of the same name by Stephen E. Ambrose produced by two of the finest producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. It?s an incredible portrayal of the experiences of Easy Company, 506th regiment of 101st Airborne. Each part is narrated by an individual portrayed in the film which gives their personal...