Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War
During WW2, a 3000-strong American unit, known as Merrill's Marauders, battles the Japanese forces in Burma.
In the battle at Shaduzup, the huge triangular sets of concrete blocks in the rail yard, where the close-in fighting took place, were originally built to support huge fuel tanks used to fill up the engines as they were leaving the yard.
Do you know what I'm going to do after the war? I'm going to get married and have six kids. Then I'm going to line them up and tell them what Burma was like. And if they don't cry, I'll beat the hell out of them.
When Merrill is writing his letter at the railhead, the closeup shows his writing is well up in the top third of the paper, but in the wider shot he is seen writing under the middle of the page.
Opening credits prologue: JANUARY 1942