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Saving Private Ryan

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Essay title: Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

June 6, 1944. Military forces converge on the beaches of Normandy for one

of the most decisive battles of World War Two. America would call this a victory.

History would call it D-Day. But for Captain Miller and his squad of young soldiers,

the day after the landing on Omaha Beach would change all of there lives. They

would get a special order from Washington ordering them to go on a personnel

mission to save one life. One soldier lost three of his brothers in combat. One on

Omaha Beach, one on Utah Beach, and the other in New Guinea. They realize this is

not a simple mission to save a life but a test of their honor and duty. Their sole

obsession-and their last hope for redemption.

Upon arriving at Omaha Beach Captain Miller was faced with many problems.

The Germans were awaiting the arrival of the American forces and attacked the ships

landing on the beach before the troops were even able to exit the boats. Many of

Millers men were lost on the beach along with many men from many other companies.

Miller lead his mean along a wall on the beach and over took German forces to escape

with most of this troop in tact. What he didn't realize was that on of the men lost on

the beach was a Private Ryan.

Captain Miller continued to lead his men into enemy territory despite the loss

of some of his men. He then reached a friendly base set up. Upon arriving at the base

he received orders that his mission would be changing. He was told of the Private

Ryan that died at the Omaha beach invasion. He was also told of the other two Ryan

boys from Iowa that had already died in the war. He wasn't really sure why he was

being told this. Then the worst part came. He was ordered to try to find the one

remaining Ryan brother. No one was sure where he was or if he was even alive. He

was told of an earlier incident where three brothers from Iowa had all been killed in

the war and the mother was left alone. The United States army was now ready to risk

the lived of Captain Miller and seven of his men to try and save this one man just so

his mother wouldn't have to lose her only remaining son.

To Captain Miller this seemed a little extreme. Think of our mothers thought

Miller and his men. They had no choice though, they were under orders. Along the

way Millers company would stop by another American base to pick up an American

soldier to translate to the German civilians they would meet along the way. They

traveled to may abandoned and demolished remains of what used to be towns in

search of Private Ryan.

Miller lost many of his men along the way during encounters with German


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