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Free download Paths of Glory Characters ´ Paths of Glory Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The anti war masterpiece that became an iconic motion picture now with a foreword by the creator of the acclaimed HBOtm series The Wire Familiar to many as the Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas Paths of Glory explores the perilous complications involved in what nation. A young Stanley Kubrick read this book and was impressed enough to return to it years laterand to turn it into one of the best antiwar films ever madeKirk Douglas fought to bring it to the screenputting up his own moneyIt ruffled some feathersit did not endear them to the French armyBut it is an awe inspiring filmand it is an unforgettable bookTo the authora great antiwar novel is one which depicts bodiesthe butchered and mutilatedthe betterHe focuses on the dehumanising effects of modern warfarewhere a million deaths become merely a statisticThe ambitions and vanities of generals must be satisfied and the common soldier must pay the priceSoldiers were led to their deaths by men they barely knewShooting by armies of their own soldiers for cowardice was often resorted toduring World War IThe battle depicted in the book resembles Verdunwith its wholesale slaughterA regiment is ordered to charge through a barrage of machine gun fireThe fire is so intense that they cannot advance and are mowed down near their own trenchesThe commanding general is not satisfiedand orders his own artillery to fire at their positions to get them to move forwardThe artillery commander refuses in the absence of a written orderAs the attack failsthe general wants a section from each company to be executed for cowardiceIt finally comes down to the selection of one man from each company to be executedOne is chosen by drawing lotsone for being a social undesirable and one because of his troubles with a lieutenantThe condemned men are given a sham trialthere is no hope for themThe account of their last moments is poignant as they rail against the sheer injustice of it allBoth the film and the book are masterful in their depiction of their hopelessness and their executionBut the filmin particulargave me goosebumpsThis book is a masterpiece and a classicone which deserves to be as well known as All uiet on the Western Front

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Free download Paths of Glory Characters ´ Paths of Glory Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free S demand of their soldiers in wartime Humphrey Cobb's protagonists are Frenchmen during the First World War whose nightmare in the trenches takes a new and terrible turn when they are ordered to assault a German position deemed all but invulnerable When the attack fails an inu. Much better than the film which was good in it s own right However the film tried to build up the character of Col Dax in order to give the film a hero The book is freed from this necessity Also the book doesn t feel the need to offer any small measures of justice or redemption A powerful book

  • Paperback
  • 304
  • Paths of Glory
  • Humphrey Cobb
  • English
  • 09 June 2019
  • 9780820308845