Assignment I would like you to view ONE of the following films pertaining to World War Two (see the list below) and submit a MINIMUM length response of ONE FULL PAGE that addresses the following:
1) Based upon your knowledge of World War Two, is the film you selected accurate regarding its portrayal of the conflict? Why or why not?
2) Do you agree with historian Keith Lowe from the linked TEDTalk that we commemorate World War Two not to actually memorialize the history of the conflict but rather reimagine/reinterpret this historical event to make us feel better about ourselves today? Why or why not? What evidence from the film you selected might support or challenge his arguments?
Please remember to provide specific details (scenes from the movie) to support your arguments.
Possible Movie Choices:
The Great Escape (1963)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)