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  1. Introduction to characters
    1. Captain Chandler
    2. Miss Toshiko Sasaki
    3. General Jack Ripper
    4. Martha Gellhorn
  2. The realities of war in the twentieth century
  3. The significant sacrifices
  4. A brief narration of the book How to Tell a True War Story by Tim O'Brien
  5. The Vietnam War: A new kind of war
  6. The Face of the Enemy in Vietnam: Halberstam
  7. Depiction of the enemy
  8. Conclusion

Captain Chandler is the main character in one of the episodes of MASH which depicted the realities of the Korean War. Officer Colonel Flagg and psychiatrist Sidney Freedman argue over the fate of the injured officer Captain Chandler who is saying he is Jesus Christ. It is significant because it shows, through a depiction in the media, how the realities of war affected people, and Captain Chandler's experience was an example of this.

Miss Toshiko Sasaki is a character that is represented in Hiroshima. She is a young clerk who works in a factory when the bomb (A-Bomb WWII) collapses the factory where she works, and she becomes pinned underneath a bookcase that crushes her leg. This representation shows that suffering that resulted from that attack and her character comes closest to representing the many nameless, wounded survivors of the bomb.

Dulce ET decorum EST pro patria mori is a line that can be translated as: ?It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country.? ?It is noble and glorious to die for your fatherland.? or ?It is beautiful and honorable to die for your fatherland.?

[...] What this means is that these non-uniformed women are not privy to the realities of war except for the tales that their sons provide, and these tales are not likely to tell the whole truth, as a good son would not want to tell their mother that every day is one of survival. ?While you are knitting socks to send your son, His face is trodden deeper in the speaks to the ignorance that mothers back home had of the realities of war and the fate of their sons. [...]


[...] Whenever these successes were achieved, the Americans just responded with more troops, more bombings and more deaths of those who Halberstam portrayed to be innocent by standards in an unnecessary war against enemies that were not enemies and had not really done anything. Overall, Halberstam painted the enemy in a compassionate way. For the most part they were poor and innocent victims to the American aggression, and he alluded too much of the suffering that went on among the Vietnamese because of the bombing, attacks and other forms of aggression. [...]

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