This little known film is actually an excellent piece of movie making. We are led through the film via the thoughts of the main character who is a squad sergeant of a hi-iq troop during WWII. The viewer learns for themselves that war is hell,more mentally as opposed to physically. Bravo to Kevin Gordon the author of the novel as well as being the films director. Great cast,particularly Gary Sinise, Ethan Hawke,Ayre Gross and Peter Berg.