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
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Did You Know?
The story was partially inspired by "Operation Loincloth," a 1943 long-range operation in Burma by the British Chindits. However, producer Jerry Wald
also admitted that much of the screenplay was based on Northwest Passage
(1940), a film about the adventures of a long-range ranger unit during the French & Indian War. See more
At the Japanese radar station, the operator is plainly seen sitting physically on the antenna. This would never have happened for a multitude of reasons - not the least of which would have been the RF radiation being emitted from the radar transmitter itself... The "operator" would have been fried. See more
[to Williams' dead body
Oh, we won't forget you, Pop. From now on, if I ever get to buy another newspaper, I'll remember what a few cents can buy. So long.
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 Judas Kiss