Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of attacks by the Japanese, something new is tried, Construction Battalions (CBs=Seabees). The new CBs have to both build and be ready to fight. Written by
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LA ACCION DE GUERRA MAS FANTASTICA QUE SE HAYA PRESENTADO EN LA PANTALLA (Mexican lobby card all-caps)
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The film's opening credits dedication states: "Proudly and gratefully we dedicate this picture to the Civil Engineer Corps and the Construction Battalions - the Seabees of the United States Navy who have fired the imagination of the world with their colorful exploits throughout the Seven Seas." See more
When the Seabees are first deployed to the island, they embark in Higgins boats (no bow ramps). When they reach the shore, the Higgins boats are now LCVPs. See more
I'm Eddie Powers, Donovan's factotum, meaning, "Man Friday". That's Latin.
Lt. Cmdr. Robert Yarrow
Well, I'm glad to know you Friday even if it's only Thursday.
Referenced in Fighting Sea-Fleas
Song Of The Seabees
Music by Peter De Rose
(as Peter DeRose)
Lyrics by Sam Lewis
(as Sam M. Lewis) See more