Thebook “BattleCry”by Leon Uris provides the real picture regarding the challenges themilitary undergo in their efforts to protect a nation. Theinteresting part of the book is the fact that Uris was a Marine,implying the book has less fiction but more reality in the scenarios.Wars are complicated events in human life. People, especially theleaders, argue that going to war with others deliver positive resultsin the end. They do not take into consideration that life is lost inthe process. In the book, Uris explains how the Second World Warbrought together men from different states in the United States(U.S.) and enlisted as Marines. The men bonded under a tough veteransergeant to become the most dominant force in the battlefields suchas Tarawa and Guadalcanal (Uris, 2005). Uris ensures there is theapplication of humor and sadness to bring out the kind of life theMarines went through in the battle. One can quickly appreciate thecontribution of the Marines to the peace that exists in the nationafter reading the book.
Someof the characters in the book include Mac, Lumberjack, FeatherMerchant, Professor, Burnley, Seabags, Danny and Levin among others(Uris, 2005). The Marines bonded in a way that one would presume thatthey knew each other since childhood. Their love and haterelationships kept pushing them forward, encouraging and giving themhope. The Marines lived a life full of uncertainties. They weretasked with protecting their immediate mates the death of onepartner meant weakness in the team. Uris wrote the book to remindpeople that the freedom recently enjoyed was not free. Theysacrificed their youths as they enlisted in the Marines at 18 yearswith the objective of protecting America from external harm (Uris,2005).
Uris,L. (2005). BattleCry.New York: Avon Books.