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A Film Ultimately rejected by Audie Murphy
on 12 August 2011
This is a film made by Hollywood of its day.It was not intended to represent the real horror and brutal experience of combat against a determined and bitter enemy.Audie Murphy tried to influence it to some degree,and it is on record that he objected to it,and distanced himself from its final release.
In truth Audie Murphy was haunted by his wartime experience,his sleep being punctuated by sweat inducing nightmares.Only his tough,objective and cold attitude to the job got him through the experience,but at a huge cost to him personally.
For an accurate expose on the real Audie Murphy,and the effects of war and its cost,read Max Hastings "Warriors"