Analysis Of Saving Private Ryan

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Davis Zarembinski Mrs. Hentges English 31 March 2014 Heroic Actions of World War II Saving Private Ryan starts out on June 6, 1944, which marks the beginning of the invasion of Normandy, in World War II. As learned early on four brothers from the Ryan family all go out to serve the United States, and in action three of the four are killed. This story follows a group of soldiers on their journey as they search for, the last surviving of the Ryan brothers, Private First Class James Ryan, and send him home. World War II is the deadliest and most extensive war in history that lasted six years. In World War II there were battles fought and rescue missions that took place, and the US Military showed their bravery as they went in to fight for our country. With World War II lasting six years, there were many battles that had taken place. Three major events that are famous from this war are D-day, Pearl Harbor and Battle of Iwo Jima. D-day, which is where Saving Private Ryan begins, is known as the largest amphibious attack in history. Before the attack could take place though there was a lot of planning done. In months before the attack, General Dwight Eisenhower led allies in an operation to make Germany believe that their main target of invasion was Pas-de-Calais, along with a few other locations. The operation that led Germany to believe this was carried out by fake equipment, a phantom army located in England, counterfeit radio transmissions, and double agents. Once Eisenhower knew Germany was mislead, he led the troops into battle. This attack began with British, American, and Canadian forces landing on five different beaches all along the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944. By the end of the first day approximately 156,000 al... ... middle of paper ... ...an, we see the heroic actions that our US Military and their families took in order to defend our country. Private Ryan could have easily given into his rescue team and went home when he heard the news of his brothers and the members of his rescue team who had been lost while looking for him. Private Ryan, along with all the other service men and women today, are proud of the country that they fight for and are willing to do anything to defend it. As we have seen our military defend our country through the deadliest and most extensive war in history, World War II, we can see that it is these actions that make our countries real heroes. During World War II there were battles fought and rescue missions that took place, and the US Military showed their bravery as they went in to fight for our country and because of them we have become a more powerful and free country.
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