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    Machine Gun Song Analysis

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    The words “machine gun” is symbolic and holds a significant power in terms of war, it portrayed the military madness during this era. The last two lines speak from the perspective of the solider. Hendrix explains how the “evil man” who is the government of America forcefully orders the killing of these innocent lives. The song gives the perspective that although these soldiers seem evil, it is not necessarily the case as the government was making them go against their will even though they are only families apart – all the same individuals. Bindas & Houston states, “the young soldier could not be faulted because he was only an international pawn in the deadly game between communism and democracy” (p. 12). Hendrix’s “Machine Gun” song portrays the government as the true evil men during the war, even though the soldiers were the ones doing the killings. Individuals who had families in the army could relate to the song, as some of them were also part of the anti-war movement, fighting back against the oppression of those in the higher power of the American society. Bob Dylan’s folk music was still relevant during…

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    where they hide behind a hill or rise in topography out of the enemies’ direct line of sight, the field officers forward to sight correct the aim, and then the corrections to the firing solution then relayed back to the firing team. With the introduction of the French 75mm the corrections could be done with highly rehearsed precession geometric calculations in combination with range settings, the foundation for “subsequent twentieth-century field gunnery”(Herrmann p.80). The German and French…

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    other officer. Machine guns were turned on them then.” The use of more powerful weaponry resulted the term, “over-kill” being introduced to warfare. Rather than just shoot someone once or deal out one lethal shot, soldiers went to the furthest extent to kill an enemy. The methods used were inhumane and showed how advanced weaponry had dulled soldiers sympathy towards other human beings. William Bernard Whitmore, another soldier, wrote in his diary, “very serious losses, A Company return with 4…

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    interesting about them. One of the three weapons I find interesting is called a Machine Gun. Some information I found on “HistoryNet Weapons of World War 1” states, “Most machine guns of World War 1 were based on Hiram Maxim’s 1884 design. They had a sustained fire of 450-600 rounds per minute, allowing defenders to cut down attacking waves of enemy troops like a scythe cutting wheat. There was some speculation…

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    The Matewan Massacre

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    supporters had soon constructed a network of machine gun nests and trenches around Blair Mountain, a 2,000-foot peak that stood directly in the miners’ path. On August 24, the main body of coal miners set out from Marmet and headed south toward Mingo County. Keeney and Mooney made a last-minute attempt to call off the march after meeting with the War Department’s General Harry Bandholtz, who warned that any violence would prove disastrous for the union, but the proposed ceasefire collapsed when…

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    Though the film represented that war was brutal and filled with death it excluded key historical events that took place such as the men who served the AFPU and how they could not record the battle nonstop, VK.3001 Panzer Drehturm 37mm guns decimating men besides one machine gunner, the use of U.S tanks and naval bombardments during the battle, the arrangement of men on the boarding crafts, and missing weaponry such as mortar teams and demolition squads with TNT satchels. Even though this film…

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    2nd Amendment “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not infringed.” This is the 2nd amendment, and it is under attack. Many people believe that guns are evil and need to banned from the general public. They look at countries such as Australia, Japan, and France to get there reasoning for strict gun control. Advocates for this type of thinking conclude that if America implements the same harsh gun…

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    know this is screwed up to say, however I would disappointed if I had gone through all that training and sacrifice without doing any type of deployment. I remember the moment we arrived in Afghanistan. It was the middle of summer and I have never experienced 140-degree heat before. I instantly felt sick and scared that I had finally reached a combat zone. Once our plane landed in Leatherneck, we got on board helicopters to take us to the forward operating base, Fiddlers Green. This would be…

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    Ww2 Weapons

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    museums throughout the world, but imagine how it was back in 1939 to 1945 when the Nazi soldiers fought in the war with their pistols armed, and destructive rocket launchers in hand. In order to fight this war they needed weapons to defend, or fight against their enemies.With countries having better weapons than others it made it easier to conquer anyone of their desires. Many unique weapons were built in very odd shapes and sizes, for many wars in the 18 and 1900’s. Some of the weapons I…

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    Suspense In The Sniper

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    and pacing to create a feeling of suspense for the reader. The setting of the story is suspenseful because of its ominous and mysterious description. O’Flaherty uses diction in order to portray the suspeIn the story the author uses setting to create suspense. setting first appeared in the story " the long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness(163)." The setting shows that it is dark, probably around midnight, and the feeling is eerie. This is considered suspenseful…

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