Werner Herzog’s new film Rescue Dawn has garnered much praise and usual snarkiness from professional film reviewers.
In my post at Democracy-Project last week, I focused on the traits of determination and resilience that surviving POW’s had. POW’s Paul Galanti and Mike Benge offered insights.
Although I commented on the POW’s abandoned in Laos, and provided some links, Galanti, Benge and I are moved by the critique of the film, and facts, offered by a family member of one of those who didn’t survive.
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POW’s in Southeast Asia, or by Hamas or Hezbollah, suffer. Their bravery, determination and resilience may never be known or properly acknowledged. They can never be abandoned, in life or fact.