American Marines storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemy plans a counterattack, in this look at warfare. Fighting men on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they experience in combat. Written by
Martin H. Booda <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It waves no flags and beats no drums. It just pulls the pin on a grenade and throws it - Catch!
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Did You Know?
Several characters are shown carrying M1 carbines incorrectly fitted with bayonets. When the M1 carbine was introduced in WW2 it was intended to serve as a small, light rifle for rear area and support troops whose duties didn't require them to carry a full-sized battle rifle (usually the longer and heavier Garand). Consequently, they were not equipped with a barrel lug necessary for mounting a bayonet. A version of the M1 carbine capable of mounting a bayonet wasn't introduced until the Korean War. See more
Pvt. Egan is always eating cans of beans using white plastic spoons. Up until Vietnam only metal spoons were used. See more
Referenced in Conker: Live and Reloaded
Sung by Jean Wallace
Written by Cornel Wilde
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