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Old 08-10-2019, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Little Nemo View Post
Wake Island was a movie about an American defeat. Of course, it was depicted as a heroic last stand but the Japanese clearly won the battle. And it was made in 1942, when the battle was still recent news.
Corregidor with John Wayne, and Bataan with Robert Taylor (both 1943). The Purple Heart with Dana Andrews (1944).

With regard to the Battle of Little Big Horn, it should be noted that Native Americans were not considered US citizens at the time, nor would they be until 1924 (and then only those born in the United States).
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