I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I was inspired as an American and African American. If I hadn't been educated prior to the movie, I might have not taken seriously the hardships faced by the soldiers. However, what immediately came to my mind was Mr. Ed Taylor, a veteran of WWII that lived in my neighborhood when I was a boy. For an assignment what I think was the 8th grade, my mother suggested I interview him. He told me himself about his days in Italy, and how white women asked to see his "tail", and the treatment of Black soldiers. I also learned that Mr. Taylor was also a member of the Red Ball Express. Despite movies that depicted the officers as white, it was made up of Black soldiers. Now there's a contradiction played out in the movies. If it hadn't been for Mr. Taylor, I may not have ever known. Thanks Spike for exposing the truth and continuing to educate through facts. Facts that remain, despite how much some of our society wants to hide from them. The TRUTH sets all of us free. The truth is that despite the efforts of both white and blacks in the civil rights movement, RACISM still exists...in movies, in federal buildings and institutions, in sports, in housing, etc. I as an African-American want it to be over also, but through truth.