This letter is in regard to the review of the movie Fury by Michael O’Sullivan entitled War brings out the worst in men, on Oct. 17, Page D1.
This is a stupid and wrong banner headline, even if he is only referring to a Hollywood fantasy movie!
O’Sullivan is in no position to judge the generations of unfortunate men and women, who were, and are, sent into battle with the strong possibility of being killed, maimed, and with their and their families’ lives ruined.
To one case in point, all the lives and limbs lost in the carnage at Dieppe alone; so O’Sullivan is able to enjoy a comfortable job at his computer, spouting this nonsense. You should be ashamed of yourself, Michael, denigrating a good Irish name. I am personally ashamed of you, although you are entitled to your opinion of the movie, you may not make such derogatory statements about the real world, which appears you known little about.
My husband is an ex-Second World War SAS soldier and Nazi-hunter, and you could not find a better man.
Another thing: you do not have the right to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day, but should have to stand at the Cenotaph on Nov. 11, with a placard around you neck proclaiming your views.
In real life, soldiers have extraordinary compassion for one another and will often risk their own lives to save another, so I believe you owe veterans an apology for your ill-advised thoughtless headline.