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's Him Or You Baby!
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Did You Know?
The opening landing sequence in the Steven Spielberg
World War II movie Saving Private Ryan
(1998) are quite similar to those in this film, especially the scenes where an American soldier has his arm blown off and staggers around until he finds it and picks it up. Upon this film's release that scene caused a firestorm of controversy regarding on-screen violence, but by the time "Ryan" came out, its sequence showing that same incident caused little if any comment. 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
(as Elbey Vid) See more