It is precisely in the domain of rescue that twentieth-century battle has made its peculiar addition to the styles of the heroic. Our war stories often become rescue stories even when they start out as efforts in the old genre, sonletirnes it seems, in spite of themselves.
William I. Miller,
Rescue and the War Story,
Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)
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