4 movie deaths that taught us to be better in combat
War movies constantly take abuse from critics and veterans from all over about how bad the story was or how inaccurate the tactics — that's the movie business.
War movies are also constantly coming up with new ways to kill off its characters.
So instead of deconstructing and over-examining a film for its problems, let's check out how these movie deaths can help educate new troops on how to be better in combat.
1. Don't: pick up souvenirs
Being on patrol in a war-torn city means there's going to be plenty of random objects laying on the ground. A cute and cuddly rabbit may appear innocent, but in a combat zone, anything can be rigged to blow.
Although this is an enemy booby trap, it was well placed and constructed.
2. Do: stay low
Staying as low as humanly possible is important as seen in "Enemy at the Gates."
It's called a low crawl for a reason.
3. Do: have situational awareness
In the infantry, it's very important to have a solid 360 degree of security in place so the enemy can't sneak inside and stab you in the stomach like in 2008's Ben Stiller-directed "Tropic Thunder." The movie may have been incredibly goofy, but they make a good case how vital it is to know who is in your area.
I can't stop watching this one.
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4. Don't: operate without cover
In any infantry manual, the importance of taking up a spot that defends you from incoming enemy fire is vital. We're guessing Cowboy, played by Arliss Howard, skipped that chapter of the book while attending the school of infantry.