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Battle On Haifa Street: US Army Post Iraq Videos

by | 31st, May 2007

US army are putting videos of war in Iraq on YouTube. Certificate PG:

Standing in a gray room with walls pocked with bullet holes, a quartet of U.S. Army soldiers trade fire with an unseen enemy perched off-screen.

“You’ve just got to aim a little bit higher, kid,” one soldier coaches another firing what appears to be a grenade launcher at a building several blocks away.

“Whew, that smells good,” the first soldier says.

The movie, “Battle on Haifa Street, Baghdad, Iraq,” conjures comparisons to war films from “Apocalypse Now” to “Full Metal Jacket,” but this grainy, jumpy short is not fiction. It is combat footage posted for the world to see by the military on the video-sharing Web site YouTube.

The horror, the horror or The Power and The Glory. Pass the popcorn:

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