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An Appreciation of Rescue Dawn, Starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn

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Rescue Dawn may distort history, but for a Hollywood production it has more than moments which do not.   And the odds are it's been appreciated over the last half-decade for exactly that reason by Americans knowledgeable about the Vietnam War.

 

 


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The movie stars Christian Bale and Steve Zahn as American warriors captured in Laos or northwestern South Vietnam in 1965, when according to the movie's pre-narrative, "few Americans thought the Vietnam War would become an all out war."    I must have been one of those few, because I knew President Lyndon Johnson was fully committed to America's long-dead South Vietnamese puppet Diem's refusal to honor the Geneva Accords; and I sensed that America's buildup for (if not the actuality of) the bombing of North Vietnam, Operation Rolling Thunder, had begun.

 

 

 

 

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Click here to read the Wiki entry about Operation Rolling Thunder:

 

The movie's first scenes take place aboard the U.S.S. Hornet (having survived WW II with laurels), in the Gulf of Tonkin, and the most cracking-wise loudmouth among the officer-pilots is a man with the soon-to-become-notorious moniker "Spook."

 

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