A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle. Written by
John Oswalt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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It seems incongruous that after accompanying the platoon the entire way to record the mission, no one in the group seems concerned with preserving or saving the work of Mark Williams, the war correspondent. See more
When Nelson and his men are about to be picked up at the airstrip, a sentry tells Nelson about a hundred Japanese are approaching. Nelson immediately radios the landing aircraft to abort because about two hundred Japanese are waiting. See more
Pvt. Nebraska Hooper
It's sure peaceful so far.
Cpl. Gabby Gordon
That's the way I like it... peaceful. I already said when I starved to death, I want it to be peaceful.
Opening credits: "I claim we got a beating. We got run out of Burma and its humiliating as well. I'll go over the mountains into India and rake up an army. I'll supply them there, train them, and some day I'll lead them back into Burma." Joseph W. Stilwell GENERAL, U.S. ARMY See more
Referenced in The Comedians