The US Marine Corp has always been a physically fit group of people, but modern warfare has required them to be ever more so. Many of the enlisted are trained by Major R.E. Hanley, better known in some circles as former Northwestern University football coach Dick Hanley. He uses many of the same training techniques he used to train his all-American football players. Other marine training is demonstrated, such as one-on-one combat. Marines are still required to perform formal duties, hence they must still learn traditional maneuvers such as drills.Written by
God bless the USMC. Many of the young men in this film paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country on lonely islands in the Pacific, and will forever live in our hearts and memories. When viewed in the context of the horrible and devious tactics of the enemy (witness the fate of the marines on Wake Island), criticism of the contents of this film, and the impression to be made on a still grieving American population (Pearl Harbor occurred only a few months prior to the making of this film) is greatly misplaced and wholly unwarranted. If only our 2014 political leadership had the same commitment to resolution of the world's threats as the greatest generation.
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