Danger Close

昨天把澳大利亚2019电影Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan(中文译名:危机:龙潭之战/108悍将)看完。电影说的是越战中,108名澳新士兵在一块叫“龙潭”的橡胶园里对阵2500名越南南方民族解放阵线(俗称“越共”)和越南人民军士兵的战斗。双方都宣称取得了战斗的胜利。

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441881/
豆瓣: https://movie.douban.com/subject/1972738/



Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Long_Tan

片尾曲:I Was Only 19 (A Walk In The Light Green) 来自澳大利亚著名民谣组合Redgum。

"The song is a first-person account of a typical Australian soldier's experience in the Vietnam War, from training at a military academy in Australia to first hand exposure to military operations and combat, and ultimately his return home disillusioned and suffering from both PTSD and, it is implied, the harmful effects of Agent Orange."


The Held翻唱的Hip Hop版: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns82tHhJOr0 (有留言说This video is pretty much the most accurate portrayal of PTSD I have ever seen.)


Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing
Out parade at Puckapunyal
It was a long march from cadets
The sixth battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card
We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left

And Townsville lined the footpaths
As we marched down to the quay
This clipping from the paper
Shows us young and strong and clean
And there's me in me slouch hat with me SLR and greens
God help me - I was only nineteen

From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat
I'd been in and out of choppers now for months
And we made our tents a home
V.B. and pinups on the lockers
And an Asian Orange sunset through the scrub

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16?
And what's this rash that comes and goes
Can you tell me what it means?
God help me - I was only nineteen

A four week operation
When each step can mean your last one on two legs
It was a war within yourself
But you wouldn't let your mates down
'til they had you dusted off
So you closed your eyes and thought about somethin' else
And then someone yelled out "Contact"
And the bloke behind me swore
We hooked in there for hours
Then a God almighty roar
And Frankie kicked a mine
The day that mankind kicked the moon
God help me - he was goin' home in June

And I can still see Frankie
Drinkin' tinnies in the Grand Hotel
On a thirty-six hour rec. leave in Vung Tau
And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle
'Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row

And the ANZAC legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears
And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel
God help me - I was only nineteen

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can't get to sleep?
And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet?
And what's this rash that comes and goes
Can you tell me what it means?
God help me, I was only nineteen