Soldiers Essay Examples

Soldiers and civilians alike

This essay will consider a poem and an extract from two different authors, each writing about events in the First and Second World Wars The first piece to be considered is a poem called “Dulce et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen. In this poem, Owen describes the atrocities of war by describing a group if… View Article

How is Sassoon(TM)s

Siegfried Sassoon was a British poet who was engulfed by the glorification of world war one and joined the war effort, spending periods of time on the ‘Western Front’. It was the horrors of trench warfare that spurred him to write “A Soldiers Declaration” which he sent as an open letter to The Times Magazine… View Article

When we were Soldiers

The Randall Wallace movie “When we were Soldiers” is a factual account of Vietnam War but with specific Hollywood aspects which one finds in majority of movies. The move takes you back to the year is 1965 and Lt. Col. Hal Moore leading the 1st Battalion of the 7th Cavalry. The battle takes place at… View Article

Soldiers, Politicians and War

The Great War, and its somewhat inevitable Second chapter, serve to now document a time when the world was taken aback at its own ability to destroy and yet endure terrible tragedies. Despite the intense hardships and inconceivable events soldiers were expected to go through, they persevered in a drive for political stability and in… View Article

Presidential election

During the 2004 presidential election, John Kerry offended dozens of military families, both the enlisted men and their relatives, with a gaffe he said was directed at President George Bush. The candidate for president claimed that most American soldiers joined the military because they had no better options, that the economy made them do it…. View Article

Politicians and religious leaders

What is courage and how do people define it? A lot of people have their own definitions of courage and a lot of them see it in many different ways. According to Webster’s dictionary courage implies firmness of mind and will in the face of danger or extreme difficulty (“Courage”). But in my own opinion… View Article

We Were Soldiers vs. Platoon

After watching both of these films I noticed how combat was portrayed in the movie Platoon was different from the movie we were soldiers In the movie we were soldiers it was portrayed around several different officers it was focused on them and how they carried out their mission and how they took care of… View Article