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After his wife takes their son and leaves him, Sgt. John Stryker is an embittered man who takes his misery out on the men under his command. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's tough drills and thicker skin. Even his old friends start to wonder if he's gone from being the epitome of a tough Marine Sergeant to a man over the edge. Written by
Towards the end of the opening cast credits there states: And The three living survivors of the historic flag raising on Mount Suribachi Rene A. Gagnon (as Pfc Rene A. Gagnon), Ira H. Hayes (as Pfc Ira H. Hayes) and John H. Bradley (as PM3/c John H. Bradley). See more »
Classic war film with a magnificent John Wayne as tough sergeant fighting Japanese
This is a flag-waging and patriotic tribute to US marines .Very decent
war scenes along with documentary footage that convey us the assault
troops establish on the Pacific islands, but like the navy, the US army
fought its way from island to island in the Pacific. Striker(Wayne) and
his squad(Forrest Tucker, John Agar,James Brown,Richard Jaeckel,James
Brown,Richard Webb, among others) are responsible for the capture of
the Pacific islands. And, of course, the picture brings to life one of
the most famous images of the Second World war- Joe Rosenthal's
photograph of US marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima, on the morning
of February 23, 1945 and with special appearance of the three living
survivors of the historic flag raising of Mount Suribachi. John Wayne
is top-notch as valiant but deranged sergeant Striker training
rebellious recruits and soldiers in this believable war film . Wayne
won his only Oscar nomination, before his obtaining in ¨True grit¨.
Supporting cast is frankly magnificent. The motion picture is well
directed by Allan Dawn.
The film is based correctly on Iwo Jima battle in a hard-fought US
operation, one of the most difficult campaigns of the Pacific theater .
US capture of Japanese-held island in the Bonin group , about 1450 km
south of Tokyo after intense fighting Feb-March 1945. Fortified by the
Japanese, it held two airfields, with a third under construction, and
was a valuable strategic target for US forces as it would provide a
base for land-based bombers to raid the mainland of Japan. It was
assaulted by US Marines 19 Feb 1945 after a prolonged air and naval
bombardment. The 22000 Japanese troops put up a fanatical resistance
but the island was finally secured 16 March. US casualties came to 6891
killed and 18700 wounded, while only 212 of the Japanese garrison
survived.The film is dedicated to the United States Marine Corps whose
exploits and valor have left a lasting impression on the world and in
the hearts of their countrymen . Appreciation is gratefully
acknowledged for their assistance and participation which made this
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