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Hollywood’s Perceptions of Modern Military History

By Dr. Edward J. Hagerty
Associate Professor, Military History at American Military University

It is a well-known axiom that our nation’s military forces reflect the society from which they are drawn. Hollywood films about the military over the last few decades have likewise reflected that society, rather than the military itself. War films are rarely just about war. They are instead statements that mirror society’s concerns about war.

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