by James Jones
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|The Thin Red Line
Novel and Hollywood Movies
Author James Jones was a soldier with the U. S. Army 25th Infantry Division, 27th Regiment and participated in the battle at Galloping Horse and Hill 53 during January 1943 near Mount Austen on Guadalcanal.
In 1962, his novel, The Thin Red Line (Novel, 1962) was first published and became a classic of war literature and was adapted into two Hollywood movies: Thin Red Line (1964) directed by Andrew Marton and Thin Red Line (1998) directed by Terrence Malick.
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January 27, 2018