Doomed? One of the most iconic images of the war shows soldiers of the Royal Irish Rifles waiting to join the offensive on the Somme on 1 July, 1916. There were 60,000 British casualties that day - almost 20,000 died. The battle continued until mid-November, but no other day produced such appalling losses
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
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.