Approved | | Drama, War
As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories.
Several characters are shown carrying M1 carbines incorrectly fitted with bayonets. When the M1 carbine was introduced in WW2 it was intended to serve as a small, light rifle for rear area and support troops whose duties didn't require them to carry a full-sized battle rifle (usually the longer and heavier Garand). Consequently, they were not equipped with a barrel lug necessary for mounting a bayonet. A version of the M1 carbine capable of mounting a bayonet wasn't introduced until the Korean War.
That's what we're here for. To kill. The rest is all crap!
Pvt. Cliff early in the film is seen using a Thompson sub-machine gun. Later, on the patrol, he carries a M-1 carbine. Marines do not simply change weapons.