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[the Sergeant affixes a cloth red '1' to his uniform. The Captain is drinking from a bottle of booze
] The Sergeant
: What do you think? The Captain
: What the hell is it? The Sergeant
: It's a "one". First Infantry Division. The Red One; think General Pershing will like it? The Captain
: Oh, sure. The Sergeant
: I got the idea from the cap of a Hun I killed. The Captain
: When? The Sergeant
: About an hour ago The Captain
: Did he yell out anything? The Sergeant
: Oh, the same old Kaiser stuff, you know, "the war's over," all that junk.
[the Captain hands him the bottle
] The Captain
: Finish it. The Sergeant
: Sir? The Captain
: Finish it. The Armistice was signed, at eleven o'clock this morning. The war's been over for four hours. You didn't know it was over. The Sergeant
: ...*He* did. Zab
] A quarter of a century later that piece of cloth from a dead Hun's hat had become famous all over the world. It was the insignia of the First Infantry Division. The Fightin' First. The Big Red One.
[the troop stops before a memorial
: Would you look at how fast they put the names of all our guys who got killed? The Sergeant
: That's a World War One memorial. Johnson
: But the name's are the same. The Sergeant
: They always are.
: Did I kill the guy that killed me? The Sergeant
: I can't murder anybody. The Sergeant
: We don't murder; we kill. Griff
: It's the same thing. The Sergeant
: The hell it is, Griff. You don't murder animals; you kill 'em.
: [concerning a woman in labor
] How do you say "push" in French? The Sergeant
: Poussez. Johnson
: [to woman
] Pussy! Pussy! Pussy!
: [helping to deliver the baby
] You get the head. I'll do the "poussez"-ing.
: You're going to live, even if I have to blow your brains out.
: [choking the German male nurse who kissed him on the mouth
] I can understand you being horny and all, Fritz... but you have bad breath.
: Killing insane people is not good for public relations. Griff
: Killing sane people is okay? The Sergeant
: That's right.