Suggestions for Army Recruit Training




 
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Suggestions for Army Recruit Training
 
January 31st, 2006  
Padre
 
 

Topic: Suggestions for Army Recruit Training


Suggestions for Army Recruit Training
What movies and documentaries would you recommend that would be good for army recruits to see in order to be inspired and learn good values as future soldiers - and specifically what scenes, characters, episodes.

I use a few already, and would like to know what's out there that I may not know about but would be good to use for my recruits.

Thanks

Here's what I use already:

1. "Recruits" (featuring US marines, French Foreign Legion, British cadets)
2. "Four Hours in My Lai" (Vietnam)
3. Training scene from "We Were Soldiers" (Vietnam)
4. Say A Prayer for Me (Aussie chaplains in Vietnam)
5. Training scene from episode one of "Band of Brothers."
6. "Greener Pastures" (Aussie soldier & wife in Townsville)
7. "Goose Green" (British in Faulklands war)
8. "Defence Values" (produced by Dept of Defence, Australia)
9. Sunday news programme "Rules of Engagement" (6RAR in Timor)
10. second half of "Galipolli"
11. excerpts from "Saving Private Ryan."
January 31st, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
"We were soldiers" BIG TIME
February 1st, 2006  
MilidarUSMC
 
 
Full Metal Jacket
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Suggestions for Army Recruit Training
February 1st, 2006  
Damien435
 
 
When I joined I was told that the movie "You're in the Army Now" was the most accurate.
February 2nd, 2006  
FutureDevilDog
 
 
Pee Wee Herman

and Muppets take Manhattan
February 2nd, 2006  
Forrest_Gump
 
If you don't mind pure fantasy, "The Eagle Has Landed" is a wonderful character study of the mindset of an elite unit.

"Odd Angry Shot" is a sad, funny, and sometimes brutal tale of an Aussie SAS unit in Vietnam.

"The Stick" is a sometimes strange, but very brutal tale of the breakdown of command and unit cohesion set in the African Bush.

"Zulu" though historically flawed, is the story of a small group of soldiers standing up against seemingly impossible odds.

"The Lighthorsemen" A well told story of one of Australia's greatest military feats.
February 3rd, 2006  
dougal
 
 
Tigger Land, its all about trainning.

We were soldiers i dont think so.
February 3rd, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
All of the Field Manuals, Publication Manuals, War Manuals, etc you can find.

If you want to do the leg work, you can take clips from movies that apply to certain manuals and put them into one video or power point presentation. Facts, backed up with a little drama can be great motivation.
February 3rd, 2006  
Padre
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dougal
Tigger Land, its all about trainning.

We were soldiers i dont think so.
Dougal, your recommendation wouldn't have anything to do with Tigerlands sex scenes, would it ????

Quote:
Originally Posted by FutureDevilDog
Pee Wee Herman

and Muppets take Manhattan
I'm surprised you didn't add "Team America" in that list.

Thanks Forrest