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
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True story! Incredible story!
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Did You Know?
In the battle at Shaduzup, the huge triangular sets of concrete blocks in the rail yard, where the close-in fighting took place, were originally built to support huge fuel tanks used to fill up the engines as they were leaving the yard. 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.