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An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.
The Devil's Brigade as seen in this movie was based on the true story of the 1st Special Service Force, a joint American-Canadian commando unit.
Pvt. Rockwell 'Rocky' Rockman:
"Holy cow, it's straight up!"
Pvt. Hugh MacDonald: "What's the beef? It's only a mile high."
The Canadian flag shown in the ceremony near the end of the film wasn't adopted until 1964. At the time depicted in the movie, Canada still used a "modified Union Jack" type of flag called the Red Ensign.
The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced.
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