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    Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

    1945, Okinawa, an army medic refuses to touch guns because of his religious belief but excels in his mission http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2119532/. Long graphic battle scenes, honest acting, good story. Americans climb a cliff by using a long cargo net to attack the Japanese defenders. Why don't Japanese just cut the cargo net down to stop the attacks?

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    In case anyone thought this film was pure Hollywood, here is Corpsman(?) Doss receiving his Medal of Honor from President Harry S Truman.
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    I saw the film on DVD for the first time, two days ago. A remarkable, true story of heroism. Only a fiver from Morrisons. In the extra scenes bit there is an interview with Mr Doss, who lived to the age of 87, dying in 2006. His wife died in 1991.
    Any live or dug ordnance shown in my posts has been dealt with accordingly by eod personel

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    I quite enjoyed the film but had two questions.

    a) In those circumstances could anyone of normal build lower that many people to the bottom of a cliff and not die of exhaustion?

    b) why didn't anyone help him?
    William Mills - Thank you!

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    I would guess the adrenal was really flowing The majority were probably either laying down fire or dodging same.

 

 

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