Military Histories Old and New (Reading Blog #5)

Military Histories Old and New is an essay written by Robert Citino, where he writes about the impact that the media and other factors have had on the history of the military.

Citino begins his essay by talking about how popular military history has become in the past few decades and how movies and TV channels have influenced people. This is true, for me at least, because as I was growing up, I would learn about different wars through the History Channel or by watching movies like Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, All Quiet on the Western Front, etc.

Personally, I see the newer TV shows and movies as a form of propaganda, only showing the American side to a situation. This is one of the problems that historians have with the movie industry.

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