Battle Cry has ratings and reviews. Matthew said: This book is for the Marine Corps what Tales of the South Pacific was for the Navy: a great. Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and ExodusOriginally published in , Leon Uris’s Battle Cry is the. It’s terrific: Perhaps there is less searching for the beast in man than in The Naked and the Dead, less uncovering of basic disillusions than in.

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I served 8 years in the Marine Corps.

I never heard of “pogy bait” before or after I was in the military. If you want to see a movies, though fiction, based on the exploits of the 2nd marine division, make it your business to see this movie. The story follows a group of U.

As an adult I found it simpler and more straight forward than I remembered and not quite as emotional. It contained passages that were thrilling, funny and outrageous. It is when this movie was made and the technology to show how war really looks was not possible then.

Battle Cry by Leon Uris

battoe Notify me when there is a new review. Steiner’s original marching song, “Honey Babe”, provides an enduring memory of the film. It’s probably too late to address the legalities now but at the time there may well have been an infringement of the Trade Descriptions Act in a movie titled BATTLE Cry that runs two and a half hours and contains barely twenty minutes of actual combat but that’s not the same as saying it’s a bad movie, indeed, I scored it a 7 out of There are historical errors which normally do not bother me – one scene shows Black Marines, they were not integrated inArmy units relieved the Marines on Guadalcanel, Tarawa was over in three horrific days.


And given the lengthy runtime, some of the melodramatic scenes could probably have been edited out. A little on the melodramatic when it comes to the romance yeah, there are chicks in this bookI loved this book! Originally published inLeon Uris’s Battle Cry is the raw and exciting story of men at war from a legendary American author. More than anything else, I value this work for its emphasis o Battle Cry is an epic that follows a Marine battalion from its training on the West Coast to its combat exploits on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan.

This film should be seen to appreciate what our soldiers, sailors and marines did for us in WW2.

Sharp eyes will also spot a G. This film shows how complicated relationships can be in these extreme circumstances. At least that’s what I r Classic war story; so revered and respected it was often issued to cadets in military training schools and ROTC programs. Return to Book Page.

BATTLE CRY – LEON URIS Reviews, Summary, Story, Price, Online, Fiction, Nonfiction

I would follow up this book with: While recuperating from malaria in San Francisco, he met Betty Beck, crj Marine sergeant; they married in Quotes from Battle Cry. I’m sure enlistments went up following the film’s release.


Based on a script by Leon M. Though the script is less than perfect, it’s a good story. It allows viewers to get to know the main characters. I was shocked at the frank presentation of some of the subject matter in Battle Cry.

Battle Cry

One, or perhaps two, handled with prudence will serve to illustrate the point. Scenarist Leon Uris, who was adapting his own novel there’s a lovely story about Uris, whose novel was turned down by just about every major publisher in turn, snarling at the last one ‘when this is published and becomes a best-seller I’m gonna shove the ,th copy up your ass cleverly anticipates the Hollywood bomber-crew syndrome by having his narrator Mac James Whitmore reel off the various ‘types’ as the recruits are en route to Boot Camp.

Batle contact uria shortly. From the title one would think the plot stresses battle scenes. Marines in the Pacific.

Very patriotic; made a ‘fine’ and ‘noble’ movie about man’s capacity for self-sacrifice. Battle Cry is the riveting Marine epic by the bestselling author of such classics as Trinity and Exodus.