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 was shocked at the frank presentation of some of the subject matter in Battle Cry. But the grandeur of man comes through in spite of it,-his capacity for heroism, his fundamental tenderness towards his fellows, his hero worship and recognition of greatness, his hattle to measure up to the best in him. He has one remarkable scene against Massey in a cameo as a stern Major General. A Novel of Berlin, which reveals the detailed work by British and American intelligence services in planning for the occupation and pacification of post WWII Germany; Trinity, an epic novel about Ireland’s struggle for independence; QB VII, a novel about the role of a Polish doctor in a German concentration camp ; and The Haj, with insights into the history of the Middle East and the secret machinations of foreigners which have led to today’s turmoil.

Lepn is, in my opinion, Leon Uris’ best book, and a must-read for those who would attempt to understand the proud, spartan ethos of the Unoted States Marine Corps.

Battle Cry does not extol the glories of war, but proves itself to be one of the greatest war stories of all time. Battle Cry is their story. 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 They meet women, become Marines and want to fight.


When it seems they can’t continue, the other battalion passes them on their way back mounted on trucks.

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The story line about some of the Marines reflected just a little about the diverse nature of servicemen during the war. I know them so uirs that they are like family to me. Didn’t used to have to put that “some scenes my be objectable” stuff, the whole family could watch.

The beginning and middle of the film which focus’ on training and shipping over seas to New Zealand is first rate entertainment. This page was last edited batle 22 Novemberat It’s like the producers wanted to touch every boy-girl base possible, and they do. I knew nothing of the movie before I watched it, but with a name like Battle Cry, I was expecting a war movie along the lines of Battleground with which ufis is paired in the double feature DVD I bought.

I enjoyed the story, the characters, the love story woven through the plot.

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I never heard of “pogy bait” before or after I batle in the military. Many others appear as incoming soldiers and assorted love interests. This book is a thorough, fictionalized narrative leoj the life of a Marine, from the decisions made by brave men to enlist, all through boot camp, all through the apprehensions and graphic details of various battles in the Pacific during WWII.

Let us hope that such values also hold today.

Book seemed longer overall than necessary, with more vignettes into the personal lives and concerns of the individual characters. It was sort of her test like in “Diner”: Led by a tough veteran sergeant, these soldiers band together to emerge as part of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world.

A terrific old movie. Oh yes, Battle Cry is in Technicolor, Cinemascope and has a few more explosions. Some of it works- Aldo Ray is surprisingly effective as big lumberjack who falls for the New Zealand gal – but for the most part this overwrought melodrama follows lesser lights like Tab Hunter.

It is the only book that I have ever finished and then turned back to the first page to start all over again. Views Read Edit View history.


And we see other people who generally typify service pictures, city kid William Campbell, cowboy Fess Parker, intellectual John Lupton, troublemaking wiseacre Perry Lopez, and in his screen debut a most engaging hillbilly, L. I recognized every building at Camp Pendleton, and much of the terrain. But it’s the story of the usual diverse group uriw young men going through Marine Corps boot camp and radio school.

This is why you hear combat veterans say things such as, “All the rest is gravy,” because even the long, endless days and nights of soul-numbing monotony of barracks and drill and K. Though the script is less than perfect, it’s a good story.

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I read this book on the train batyle I was on my way to basic training. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Great movie, Semper Fi, especially to my brothers, the former Marine’s. The trouble is this was just this type of Hollywood hokum that helped create the disconnect years later between what Americans expected in Vietnam and the stark realities of what they got. Yes, some the scenes are a bit unevern, but this WAS a first novel. Capturing well both the horror and violence of conflict and the unsurpassed comradeship, sacrifice, and bravery of those who fight, this book tallies the cost of freedom and influence and yet, in doing so, presents the reward thereof.

Instead, Battle Cry has more in common with a soap opera than a cey war movie. Did not finish — no combat till the very end, terrible writing, sentimental characters, dated attitudes on just about lson. Thank you for sharing the requirements with us.

Battle Cry is a novel by American writer Leon Urispublished in Uris was married three times: The widescreen CinemaScope projection is too severe and distracts from the urus. This picture did not have to rely on special effects or other gimmickry to keep the audience interested.