Originally Posted by frahse
I was in the military, and have read a vast amount about military history, yet I never fought in the US Civil War, but I can write about it.
What you do is be sure what do you say is true and don't pretend to have been there. You don't have to. No one that reads your work will have been there themselves.
And finally, in some ways all wars, all soldiers are the same.
Like a recent movie said "you are always trying to get home."
That's a universal truth.
Agreed. I only find a certain block in front of finding the 100% correct and certain feeling and thus I am asking for impossible; how many works of war would we have? Like you said, perhaps from universal viewpoint of war it is the same; siblings shooting each other in Gettysburg or pilot perspiring cold in complicated machine about to be decimated.
I also was in military up north and remember complaining, frozen, 'only thing we miss here is to be shot at'.
The 1990 movie 'Memphis Belle' is kinda romanticized but I still like its 'carry me home' spirit.
BTW cool avatar, is that re-enactment? Don't see re-enactments here too much.