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Old February 6th, 2010, 05:56 PM   #1
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last stand morale


throughout history there have been last stands some of them have been famous to this day. I'm wondering is the morale affect of a last stand worth the troops lost in it?
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i'm sure that as they lay dying all that bravado left them and they realized what fools they had been to put themself in harms way
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Old February 6th, 2010, 06:19 PM   #3
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I'm talking about for the rest of the army. like the Alamo. The battle cry rememebr the Alamo hyped up the Texas army.
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I'm talking about for the rest of the army. like the Alamo. The battle cry rememebr the Alamo hyped up the Texas army.
yah i'm not suprised that a bunch of soldiers would be motivated by revenge..... it suits their temperment perfectly
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revenge is only part of it. it's the gruesome word. english doens't have a word that sounds good for it. revenge just makes it sound brutal.
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revenge is only part of it. it's the gruesome word. english doens't have a word that sounds good for it. revenge just makes it sound brutal.
thats because soldiers are brutal
i outgrew "lets play war" when i was, like 10 years old
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most soldiers are brutal. but the word revenge doesn't do justice to what Plateaa and ( i can't remember the name of the battle after the Alamo.) those were for revenge but a nobler revenge.
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how can anyone with such a gungho mentality ever do anything "nobel". seriously.....
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In general terms, wars are not won by last stands; just ask the Japs in WW2.
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Old February 6th, 2010, 06:51 PM   #10
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I know they're not won but the morale affect on the troops that live is what we're talking about. like Wake Island.
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