Winter Soldier "A live hand grenade brought home fromia distant battlefield." -- David M. Halbfinger, New York Times More than 125 Vietnam veterans,...... more
Winter Soldier "A live hand grenade brought home fromia distant battlefield." -- David M. Halbfinger, New York Times More than 125 Vietnam veterans, representing every major combat unit to see action in the war, gathered at a HowardJohnson'shotel in Detroit to heal a nation...and themselves. They risked everything - their careers, their friendships, their families - to talk about the atrocities they had committed or witnessed in the presence of officers while stationed in Vietnam. These veterans saw themselves as winter soldiers battling against the wrongs of the war and the brutal training that had made them capable of unthinkable violence. Eighteen filmmakers calling themselves the Winterfilm Collective - including Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA), Robert Fiore (Pumping Iron) and Lucy Massie Phenix (You Got To Move) - captured this extraordinary event. Rarely seen since its 1972 Cannes premiere, Winter Soldier has been called one of the most powerful anti-war films ever made and remains to this day a remarkable plea for peace.
Advantages: easy to get to, on main hotel/recreation strip into the city Disadvantages: dated, noisy
...My wife and I stayed here for 1 night in early September 2006.
The place is easy to find, on the busy main hotel/motel/restaurant strip on the outskirts of the city.
The hotel has the appearance and feel of a motel from the moment you drive in, from the reception area to the rooms. there is plenty of parking and we found no problems getting our car right outside our room.
Our room was...
Advantages: central location Disadvantages: staff not very helpful
...Last year Aug06, we decided to go to the ABC Caribbean islands, 1st of all we went to A island (Aruba) then the second island is C island (Curacao, it?s Southern Caribbean island). And we were on a very tiny budget, so we had to look for a cheap hotel, so we've looking at expedia.co.uk. And we found this hotel which is very central. It?s about GBP36 per night per room because we had a special...
Advantages: Lots to see for all ages and interests; good value Disadvantages: No 'below stairs' exhibits
A day out in this country, particularly for the more mature person, carries a high risk of a visit to a stately home. They're the theme parks of the middle-aged, the default attraction for those of us too lazy to scale the peaks, but not yet at the stage of driving to the coast to sit in the car staring across a grey sea, wordlessly munching sandwiches and drinking from...