HACKSAW RIDGE is the incredible true story of Desmond Doss Played by Andrew Garfield who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines on Hacksaw Ridge, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
I watched this movie twice in quick succession it is an amazing film based on what I can only describe as a truly awe inspiring story of a man's courage under fire from his comrades during training and then in battle. The affects in the battle scenes are second to none and Andrew Garfield plays the persona of Desmond Doss brilliantly.
I would highly recommend this film you will not be disappointed
Here is a photo of Desmond Doss on top of the Maeda Escarpment (Hacksaw Ridge), May 4, 1945
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Film Hacksaw Ridge
- Release Date:
- November 4, 2016
- Directed By:
- Mel Gibson
- Run Time:
- 139 minutes
- Script written by:
- Robert Schenkkan & Andrew Knight