History Main / ObligatoryWarCrimeScene

13th Jan '18 4:10:35 PM eroock
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A fairly young trope that emerged from the previously-hidden TruthInTelevision of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Often used to show that WarIsHell and/or to [[AvertedTrope avert]] TruffautWasRight. Compare SinkTheLifeboats, LeaveNoSurvivors. Contrast TheWomenAreSafeWithUs, WouldNotShootACivilian.

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A fairly young trope that emerged from the previously-hidden TruthInTelevision of UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar. Often used to show that WarIsHell and/or to [[AvertedTrope avert]] TruffautWasRight. Compare ShootTheMedicFirst, SinkTheLifeboats, LeaveNoSurvivors. Contrast TheWomenAreSafeWithUs, WouldNotShootACivilian.
8th Jan '18 7:45:00 PM Luigifan
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It is important to note that this scene, whether in real life or in a work, does not mean the ''entire'' army [[RapePillageAndBurn Rapes Pillages and Burns]]. Unless the work in question is an AuthorTract about how ArmiesAreEvil, in which case it might be included for this purpose.

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It is important to note that this scene, whether in real life or in a work, does not mean the ''entire'' army [[RapePillageAndBurn Rapes Pillages Rapes, Pillages, and Burns]]. Unless the work in question is an AuthorTract about how ArmiesAreEvil, in which case it might be included for this purpose.
8th Jan '18 7:43:31 PM Luigifan
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It is important to note that this scene, whether in real life or in a work, does not mean the entire army [[RapePillageAndBurn Rapes Pillages and Burns]]. Unless the work in question is an AuthorTract about how ArmiesAreEvil, in which case it might be included for this purpose.

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It is important to note that this scene, whether in real life or in a work, does not mean the entire ''entire'' army [[RapePillageAndBurn Rapes Pillages and Burns]]. Unless the work in question is an AuthorTract about how ArmiesAreEvil, in which case it might be included for this purpose.
15th Dec '17 12:03:33 AM Lanes17B
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** In the final act of the film, [[EliteMooks the leader of the Spetznas unit]] brought in to hunt down the Wolverines admonishes the local commanding officers to stop summarily executing civilians becuase it shows that they, the Soviets, are desperate and don't know how to control the situation, and further sows support for the Wolverines.

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** In the final act of the film, [[EliteMooks the leader of the Spetznas unit]] brought in to hunt down the Wolverines admonishes the local commanding officers to stop summarily executing civilians becuase it shows that they, the Soviets, are desperate and don't know how to control the situation, [[AttackBackfire and further sows support for for]] [[LaResistance the Wolverines.]]
10th Dec '17 7:37:45 AM 64SuperNintendo
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28th Nov '17 5:00:27 AM MrThorfan64
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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has all five sides in the war committing terrible war crimes. The worst were committed by Tywin Lannister's outrider troops, although Robb Stark's army were incredibly brutal to the peasants in the allied Riverlands (though to be fair, the commander of this army was Roose Bolton, who neither asked nor cared for Robb's approval, and simply did it. Plus he later [[spoiler: sold Robb out to the Lannisters)]]. Tavern wenches who slept with Lannister soldiers were likewise executed and hanged from trees, their bodies left to the crows.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has all five sides in the war committing terrible war crimes. The worst were committed by Tywin Lannister's outrider troops, although Robb Stark's army were incredibly brutal to the peasants in the allied Riverlands (though to be fair, the commander of this army was Roose Bolton, who neither asked nor cared for Robb's approval, and simply did it. Plus he later [[spoiler: sold Robb out to the Lannisters)]]. Tavern wenches who slept with Lannister soldiers were likewise executed and hanged from trees, their bodies left to the crows. However Stannis Baratheon does have a habit of punishing his men for this, such as castrating those who raped Wildling women even though Stannis was fighting the Wildlings.
7th Nov '17 4:11:36 AM XenMon2
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** The film absolutely delights in demolishing the old-movie notions concerning the ‘rules’ of warfare. Almost any interaction between opposing groups results in this.
27th Oct '17 6:46:16 PM Lanes17B
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** In the final act of the film, [[EliteMooks the leader of the Spetznas unit]] brought in to hunt down down the Wolverines admonishes the local commanding officers to stop summarily executing civilians becuase it shows that they, the Soviets, are desperate and don't know how to control the situation, and further sows support for the Wolverines.

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** In the final act of the film, [[EliteMooks the leader of the Spetznas unit]] brought in to hunt down down the Wolverines admonishes the local commanding officers to stop summarily executing civilians becuase it shows that they, the Soviets, are desperate and don't know how to control the situation, and further sows support for the Wolverines.



* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' features a scene where a fully loaded hospital ship that's just cast off from port being bombed by german warplanes.

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* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' features a scene where a fully loaded hospital ship ship, that's just cast off from port being port, is bombed by german warplanes.
26th Oct '17 12:11:24 AM Lanes17B
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* ''Film/{{Dunkirk}}'' features a scene where a fully loaded hospital ship that's just cast off from port being bombed by german warplanes.
26th Oct '17 12:04:07 AM Lanes17B
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* ''Film/RedDawn1984'' is almost nothing but war crimes on both sides. The Communists start executing unarmed civilians left and right the moment they parachute in, and their response to any Wolverine attack is to round up a group of random townspeople and execute them in public as a "message". A fairly large portion of the town is held in a gulag converted from a drive-in movie theater. The Wolverines are more then happy to bomb civilian buildings and torture, then execute, captured Russian soldiers "Because we live here".

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* ''Film/RedDawn1984'' is almost nothing but war crimes on both sides. The Communists start executing unarmed civilians left and right the moment they parachute in, and their response to any Wolverine attack is to round up a group of random townspeople and execute them in public as a "message". A fairly large portion of the town is held in a gulag converted from a drive-in movie theater. The Wolverines are more then happy to bomb civilian buildings and torture, then execute, captured Russian soldiers [[OccupiersOutOfOurCountry "Because we live here".]]
** In the final act of the film, [[EliteMooks the leader of the Spetznas unit]] brought in to hunt down down the Wolverines admonishes the local commanding officers to stop summarily executing civilians becuase it shows that they, the Soviets, are desperate and don't know how to control the situation, and further sows support for the Wolverines.
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