Wartime Relationships

Someone who you have effected in a time of war that you consider to be close with you. Or someone that you will never forget because of what you did to affect their family and affect you.



"As far as I'm concerned, you can take those numbers and give 'em to someone who gives a damn about 'em. I like shooting, and I love hunting. But I never did enjoy killing anybody. It's my job. If I don't get those bastards, then they're gonna kill a lot of these kids dressed up like Marines. That's the way way I look at it." Sergeant Hathcock.
Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson

This shows how Sergeant Hathcock had relationships in war and he didn't like killing the enemy but it had to be done or else it would be him who is killed. This will effect him for the rest of his life knowing that he killed someone's son, dad, grandparent. For the rest of his life he will remember what he did and will effect everything he does in life.

http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/edwin_starr/war.html

Ohhh, war, I despise
Because it means destruction
Of innocent lives

War means tears
To thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
And lose their lives


This song (include title and songwriter also) directly deals with how many people have to deal with deaths of a family member during war. This shows how innocent people die for a cause that may not even be right but will fight to make sure their country is like what they want it to be. Even if that means they have to fight and die for their country effecting everyone.


http://www.city-data.com/forum/relationships/110942-anyone-else-think-war-ruins-marriage.html


This page is about people talking about how war has affected either their relationship or someone else's relationship. It has many different people talking about different situations about their topic. Some of them talk about their friends, their own family, or their parents. This shows that people should be aware of the people they love and how war can effect them.

You're killing me with pronouns! What exactly are you saying? "This" and "it" and "them" make it very difficult to understand.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mo36ziQmCE

This is a video about a guy who lost his wife during the holocaust and how it has impacted his life. It is not the same and it is hard for him to go though some days but he loves seeing his family get togethers but always misses the ones he's lost.

How did the Holocaust impact his life?

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http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/stumper/archive/2008/07.aspx

This picture above show how every person in a team has to work together like a family or else one person can get hurt really bad or even killed. The teams usually work together for a very longer time so they become like brothers and if one member of the squad goes down then they all feel the effects of it. It really never leaves them that their brother was killed and will effect them forever.

"She has waited so long to leave. But suddenly she is no longer sure she has the strength for a new life." Quote from S. by Slavenka Drakulic on page 121.

From reading this quote it shows that people who are in war or even in camps at war become weak. The people who do fight war are weaker then those who are working in camps during wartime. This quotes specifically talks about S. and how she is leaving her camp but is not ready to leave because she does not have the strength for a new life. She has gotten so use to her life at the camp she feels she will not be able to survive in the real world.

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http://www.make-family-tree.com/familytreeforkids.html

This picture shows that every part of the family will get affected if someone in the family is killed in war. It messes up the whole family tree and everyone will be very sad and they can never replace that person again.


http://poetry.about.com/library/weekly/blscranewar.htm

The poem written by Stephen Crane is about him talking about war and how it is kind. I personally think that war is not kind in anyway so it was cool to see what he had to say about war being kind. He talks about all aspects of what happens during war and it is all kind when most parts of war is not kind.

Interesting material. Unfortunately, loosely organized.

Where is your final summary and analysis of this topic? How does your definition of wartime relationships change when you take into account the different points of view shown through each of your books as well as the perspectives demonstrated through everything else you have added to this page?