Battle Cry has ratings and reviews. Matthew said: This book is for the Marine Corps what Tales of the South Pacific was for the Navy: a great. Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and ExodusOriginally published in , Leon Uris’s Battle Cry is the. It’s terrific: Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in.

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It has some corny characters, the good-hearted whore, the rough lumberjack who turns out to be tender, the grizzled old first sergeant, etc. I was surprised by how accurate the book was when describing training. While some of the stories are a bit over simplified, the truth in the telling comes through very clearly.

It looks as if various boxes were ticked to make it marketable including a rather tepid rehash of the famous From Here to Eternity beach scene but nothing that would make it really exceptional, and there are some glaring bits of unprofessionalism. It takes you back to the war. So batrle for my movie career!

Most of the movie is very well done. There was a problem adding your email address.

Many veterans have said how frightening they actually are because they tell the tale of battle so well. The climactic battle scenes on Saipan last about ten minutes. Best book have ever read. Sometimes I don’t know which is the worse thing to come after a successful movie, the quick cash-in sequel, or hattle second-rate rip-off by a rival studio.


Van Heflin as Major Huxley, the commanding officer, gives the standout performance in this film, providing the right combination of toughness and compassion as the professional given the job of moulding boys into marines. My dad insisted I read this book.


This guy makes Herman Wouk look like William Faulkner! I feel this review is: There are historical errors which normally do not bother me – one scene shows Black Marines, they were not integrated inArmy units relieved the Marines on Guadalcanel, Tarawa was over in three horrific days.

He was there in the Pacificduring World War II not in some office in Hollywood and not long after the question of whether or not we would prevail was yet finalized. Also, no one, except the very few top brass strategist-commanders, gets to choose his destination or his daily tasks: Better Than Expected Lechuguilla 28 October I don’t mean any disrespect.

Dramatically framed with a voice-over by James Whitmore as the epitome of a Marine Sergeant who cares about his men but knows the mission is all, the battlw quickly draws us into vry lives of these men and their women in a suspenseful and satisfying way. He served in the South Pacific as a radioman in combat at Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and New Zealand from through It also happens to be a prime example of bad screen writing.

Published June 28th by Avon first published June 1st Aug 26, Wally rated it it was amazing. The success of “Battle Cry” indicated that audiences of the day needed the reassurance of some core values: The badness of the Battle Cry script announces itself from the very first line. I first discovered it over 25 years ago and I still keep going back to it to read it again. By the time the men see front-line action, the audience cares enough about them to hope leoj they’ll pull through.

And the recently deceased Perry Lopez the police lieutenant in “Chinatown” does a fine turn as a slimy huckster.


Battle Cry by Leon Uris

Jun 16, Don Rea rated it really liked it. Also described is their boot camp experiences in San Diego and their two assignments to US Marine camps in New Zealand, the first time for preparatory training for the Battle of Guadalcanal and then back again for rest and recovery before the Tarawa campaign. Drawing on his experiences in Guadalcanal and Tarawa he produced the best-selling, Battle Cry, a novel depicting the toughness and courage of U.

And then just having to live in icy muck or tropical insect swarms suddenly gets much worse when the you-know-what hits the fan: At nearly pages, not all of it is page-turning action, This book is a thorough, fictionalized narrative of the life of a Marine, from the decisions made by brave men to enlist, all through boot camp, all through the apprehensions and graphic details of various battles in the Pacific during WWII.

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Mar 14, George rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 10, It is rewarding to see Danny Forrester, Spanish Joe Gomez, and Andy Hookans grow into battle hardened veterans and men of responsibility. An OTP has been send to your mobile.

The beginning and middle of the film which focus’ on training and shipping over seas to New Zealand is first jris entertainment.

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