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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2002 7:18 am 
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From the movie "We Were Soldiers Once," (Mel Gibson) is the title a quote of his own or did Lt. Gen. Moore quote someone? His book is called
WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE...AND YOUNG.


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In an inteview, Joseph Galloway, one of the authors, said that they got the title from the last line of a poem by A. E. Housman (1859-1936).

A book published posthumously of A.E. Houseman's poems called "More Poems" (1936), has these lines from poem number 36:

Here dead lie we because we did not choose
To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
But young men think it is, and we were young.

Chances are they rephrased the last line to become the title of the film.


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