Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point. Written by
Martin H. Booda <email@example.com>
How they fought those last 500 miles will remain forever in your memory!
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Did You Know?
Bannister, Merrill's Aide de camp, was played by Lt. Col. Samuel Vaughan Wilson (credited as Vaughan Wilson
), who was actually one of "Merrill's Marauders" and a survivor of the campaign. See more
When Stock and the rest of his platoon reach the top of the mountain. The lower part of the left sleeve on his shirt has been cut away. It remains like this for the rest of the film and isn't explained until the last battle Stock has a wound on his arm and a bandaged has been applied but no wound was visible until after the final battle. See more
Do you know what I'm going to do after the war? I'm going to get married and have six kids. Then I'm going to line them up and tell them what Burma was like. And if they don't cry, I'll beat the hell out of them.