Go Tell The Spartans (1978) - (Burt Lancaster) Spanish one-sheet F, NM $45 *
Size: 27" x 39"
Condition: Folded, Near Mint
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This is a 27" x 39" Spanish one-sheet poster for the 1978 Ted Post
film Go Tell the Spartans based on the novel Incident at Muc
Wa by Daniel Ford, screenplay by Wendell Mayes and starring Burt
Lancaster as Major Asa Barker. This film was well received by
opponents of the Vietnam war, who found it noble, realistic and a good
illustration of the irrelevance of the American presence in Vietnam;
Burt Lancaster's performance was seen as one of the finest of his
career. According to Wikipedia "The film's title is from Simonides's
epitaph to the three hundred soldiers who died fighting Persian
invaders at Thermopylae, Greece: 'Go tell the Spartans, stranger
passing by, that here, obedient to their laws, we lie.'" In the film a
French translation of the line appears as another epitaph at a
graveyard for 302 French soldiers; its Greek origin is recognized and
the line translated by Corporal Courcey [Craig Wasson]. Plot summary:
In the years before major American involvement in Vietnam a unit of
American military advisors is in an uphill fight against the Viet Cong
that reminds them of the experience of a doomed Franch unit at the
same location a decade earlier. Major Asa Barker, a veteran fighter
in his third war, is breaking in four new recruits and supervising a
small group of Americans attached to a South Vietnamese Army unit in
the deserted village of Muc Wa. Their aim is to retake the village
following its abandonment by the French a decade earlier. The VC
overrun the village and its outpost and kill almost all the American
This item is available for immediate shipment. It is variously known to the public as a Go Tell The Spartans poster, a Go Tell The Spartans film poster and a Go Tell The Spartans movie poster.
The Spanish title of this film is La Patrulla33 as the poster shows.
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