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Gods and Generals
Questionable stratagem can lead to unnecessary deaths in battle. How could the carnage at the Battle of Fredericksburg have been lessened? What responsibilities do officers in charge have to protect their fighting soldiers from needless danger? For more historical information on this battle go to: www.collectorsnet.com/cwtimes/frederic.htm
In the Smithsonian Magazine, Ted Turner is quoted as saying, 0x201CWe are making a war movie to try and get people not to like war.0x201D At the same time an officially licensed PC game of Gods and Generals is being released where the player assumes the role of a company captain on the front lines as a first player shooter. Do you feel there a conflict between Turners statement and the promotion of a war game? What lessons would you like society to learn from the reenacted events of the Civil War?
Visit www.ronmaxwell.com/beyondmyths.html to get Director Ronald Maxwells comments on the making of Gods and Generals.