Discussion Questions

Discussion Guide

Veteran Presentation Guide

In the Shadow of the Blade Focused Viewing Guide

Answer these questions as you watch the documentary to help you focus your viewing. 

1.  The Huey helicopter was the utility helicopter of the Vietnam War.  Find three examples of veteran stories that illustrate the different ways the Huey was used in the war.

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b.

 

c.

 

2.  Find two examples of stories that illustrate allegiance between soldiers.

 

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b.

 

3.  Find two examples in the film that illustrate the war’s lasting impact on veterans.

 

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b.

 

4.  Find two stories that illustrate the war’s impact on military families.

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b.

 

5.  Note three conclusions you draw about Vietnam veterans from watching the documentary, and provide an example that backs up your conclusion.

Conclusion                                                     Example

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c.


 

In the Shadow of the Blade Discussion Guide


1.  Why do you think the Huey helicopter was such a powerful catalyst for the veterans?

 

 

 

2.  What is your overall impression of Vietnam veterans after seeing this movie?

 

 

 

3.  What story or stories did you find particularly moving or instructive?

 

 

 

4.  The word “hero” is often used  to describe military veterans.  Which of these people illustrates that description to you and why?

 

 

 

5.  What lessons do you think this film has for us as a nation?