Posted by Joe Hinson on November 20, 1997 at 14:34:39:
In Reply to: Re: continental European law posted by bill on November 20, 1997 at 12:43:47:
::and my impression of the times and of Col Munro as portrayed was that having been accused of sedition it was a forgone
conclusion that Hawkeye would be hanged as he had no defense against the accusation made.
::"I'll have you tried and hanged!"
What everyone that has posted about this line in the film has missed is that Munro was a Military Man who was operating in a war zone and his word at that point in time was law. He was assurping English law and applying MILITARY JUSTICE!
Now a days he would have had to try Hawkeye under Marital Law. Even at that time a military court couldn't try a citizen who was not even sworn in to his scouts, but he saw it as a clear case of Hawkeye undermining his military authority,( after fair warning) and I believe that is the basis for his statement. He was "The Law"!
So to end this post, I think Bill has a definite point in his interpretation of Munro"s thinking.
Bill, I think everyone's a little "shellshocked" with some of the things that have been posted this past week or so and jumped you a little too hard. Please don't stop advancing your insites and opinions. That's what we're all supposed to be doing here.
Remember friends, we're not debating the size and shape of the tables at Panmunjom here, we're talking about our favorive film.
: : Soap Box Back in the Closet,
(Panmumjom; Hukd on foniks wrkd for me!) I just had to do that!
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