Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
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U.S. Special Forces troops ("Green Berets") under the command of Colonel Mike Kirby defend a firebase during the Vietnam war. War correspondent George Beckwith accompanies Kirby and objects to both the war and the means by which it is executed. Kirby's firebase is overrun and his troops fight bravely to retake it. Kirby and a select group of his men are then ordered on a special mission to capture a high-level Viet Cong officer.Written by
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John Wayne still believed the Vietnam War could be won when this film was made in 1967. However, several historians hold that there was no way for the U.S. to win without starting a much wider war against North Vietnam's allies - the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, and North Korea. A full-scale invasion of North Vietnam would have resulted in a large-scale Soviet invasion of western Europe and/or a Chinese invasion of Vietnam were thought to be among the likely consequences of expanding the war. Wayne later financed No Substitute for Victory (1970) in an effort to increase support for U.S. efforts to win the Vietnam War. See more »
The jeep that picks up John Wayne/ Col Kirby in Da Nang is the same jeep that he was riding around in at Ft, Bragg. The markings and numbers are the same. See more »
He was one of the original team that captured the general. He climbed up on the balcony and let the rope down...Does that validate that part of the movie enough....He also said the part of the little boy never existed....He watched with tears in his eyes because some of his team did not return from that mission alive....Be kinda careful when you criticize things. These guys did not ask to be sent over there...They were sent over there....He did not appreciate getting yelled child killer when he returned either. They were basically good soldiers doing all they could to stay alive....He had may years of Viet Nam syndrome after returning to civilian life....Never got anything from the government nor expected anything....He did his duty and returned.....
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