Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:57 PM
WCGreen (45,558 posts)
Watching over on TCM the movie "The Best Years of our Lives"...
The guys coming home from war, trying to squeeze all that they missed on the first night home. The families trying to get their hands back around their loved ones, to squeeze out the war and yet not knowing how to do it or when to ask questions...
It's been happening since Homer wrote about it back so many years ago.
Curiously, the navy guy who lost him arms is named Homer. A vet who had lost his hands in the Navy played the roll of the disabled sailor.
Funny, the banker was a Sgt and the soda jerk was a Captain. Big shot in the military and back at the soda counter when he came home.
I've seen the movie several times, it still gets me even though I can watch while cobbling together a dinner for us.
At least these guys mustered out instead of being whisked from the jungle and dropped back into the states with out any decompression. No wonder the Vietnam vets felt out of sorts.
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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:27 PM
Frances (7,860 posts)
3. It's been some time since I saw the movie
But are you thinking of the scene where the man at the counter implies that it would have been better if the Nazi's had won?
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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:58 PM
CaliforniaPeggy (115,140 posts)
5. Yeah, the way the WWII vets got mustered out was so much better than how the Vietnam vets were...
But WWII was the "last good war" and we all know how Americans viewed Vietnam...