During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers.
The Most Startling Dramatic Event of the Korean War!
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Did You Know?
When asked if they were retreating, Frank Lovejoy
's character, Lt. Col Steve Corbett, says, "Retreat, hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction." This was actually said by Maj. Gen. O.P. Smith
, who was Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. See more
At battalion headquarters at Camp Pendleton, the executive officer announces the arrival of Captain Hansen to Lt Colonel Corbett, the battalion commander. But the exec addresses Corbett as 'general' instead of 'colonel.' See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.