Books, Movies, Short Stories, Humor, Poetry, and Vacation Sites of Special Interest to Veterans. Also included are quizzes and games based on the content of the Veterans columns found here on Bella.
A Walk in the Sun – The facts behind the movie
US soldiers from all walks of life land on the beach in Solerno, Italy during WWII with the mission to take control of a farmhouse held by Nazis and destroy a bridge. Learn more about what really happened.
Been There, Done That
When the World Says, "Been there, done that!”
Chemical Warfare Agents
How much do you know about the banes and benefits of chemical warfare agents? Don´t forget to sign in before taking this quiz. Top scores will be listed each week in the newsletter!
Corregidor – The facts behind the movie
This cheesy movie, often interspersed with dull political-type speeches about honor and glory and democracy and good versus evil was a shameful reflection of the truth of the Battle of Corregidor. Learn more about the facts.
Discounts for Veterans
There are a lot of businesses which show their pride in you Veterans by putting their money where their mouths are and offering discounts. Want a free Blooming Onion, or 50% off your next cruise? How about 15% off your next hotel vacation or 10% off your home-repair tools? Keep reading!
Facts Behind WWII Movies - QUIZ
How much do you know about the facts behind some of the WWII movies? Don´t forget to sign in before taking this quiz. Top scores will be listed each week in the newsletter!
Go For Broke – The facts behind the movie
Go For Broke is the movie about the formation, deployment, and heroics of the 442nd, predominantly made up volunteers of ‘loyal American citizens of Japanese descent’. Learn more about this fantastic force.
Gung Ho – The facts behind the movie
Gung Ho is the story the establishment of a specialized Marine force trained in guerilla techniques. Once trained, this elite force successfully -- although with tremendous losses – took the island of Makin from Japanese control. Learn more about the facts behind this movie.
Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield - Book Review
A timely review of the book Killing Rommel by Steven Pressfield. Mr. Pressfield captures the sights, sounds and smells of the deep desert and the adventures of the Long Range Desert Group during World War II in Africa.
Lone Survivor featuring Marcus Luttrell
Lone Survivor details a survivors account of a harrowing combat ordeal in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan as part of a Navy Seal Recon Team.
Review - The Price of Their Blood
The Price of Their Blood, by Jesse Brown, written in collaboration with New York Times bestselling author Daniel Paisner, offers compelling portraits of more than a dozen American men and women, including:
Review – Charlie Company
“... and he suddenly felt, among the old crowd, like a man among boys...It was, he thought, as if they wanted to bury Vietnam – as if it didn’t exist for them except as a nightly series of film strips on the six o’clock television news. For him, it was a vivid ongoing reality.”
Review – Eyes on the Horizon
“Once the key players are in place, the administration will need to craft a grand strategy to guide the actions of the United States as it deals with myriad challenges it will confront in protecting our vital national interests.” – Gen. Richard B. Myers
Review – Forever a Soldier
“They shared with their American compatriots canned food and hardtack rolls, ‘the kind we used to throw at each other when we were in Ambulance Section, but now tasted like cake in comparison to the bread the Germans were providing.’” ~~Harold Riley
Review – Surviving the Sword
"With its societal skin flayed, human nature became visible as never before. Greed, cowardice and vanity, perseverance, altruism and generosity, in brief the wide panoply of virtue and vice, were there to be observed in the open, without pretence, with no place to hide.” ~L.Cpl. John Stewart Ullman
Review – The All-Volunteer Force
“It’s a great day to be a soldier. Manning the force [US Army Recruiting Command], and thus meeting today’s young men and women who choose to put on the uniform, is probably the most rewarding job I have had since I joined the military.” ~~ Dennis D. Cavin
Review – Voices from Vietnam
“I am in bed and I remember this as clear as the day. The [VC] came through [the perimeter]. They killed one of our dog handlers and got into the ammo dump... We figured we lost all kinds of [dog handlers] because that was where our guys were.” – Charles Conn, Army MP Sentry Dog handler
Review – Voices of War
“When the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress became law on October 27, 2000, [it] began archiving oral histories, memoirs, letters, photographs and journals from veterans and civilians who served in every war of conflict from World War I to the Present.” U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel
The First Military Woman to...
How much do you know about military women, especially which ones were the first in specific accomplishments? Don´t forget to sign in before taking this quiz. Top scores will be listed each week in the newsletter!
Play Hangman!! This one utilizes words which were specifically used in Evelyn Rainey´s Veterans articles.
Play Wordscramble!! This one utilizes words which were specifically used in Evelyn Rainey´s Veterans articles.
Play WordSearch!! This one utilizes words which were specifically used in Evelyn Rainey´s Veterans articles.
War Veterans on Leadership Quiz Veterans Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Veterans Site Map
Which veteran said what about leadership? It may surprise you who said what, and which famous quotes were by veterans! Don´t forget to sign in before taking this quiz. Top scores will be listed each week in the newsletter!
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