This movie is based on the true story of Desmond Doss, an American soldier who refused to carry a weapon and fought in World War II. He was recognized as “the most decorated non-commissioned officer” by General Nathan F. Twining for his conspicuous bravery and service above self-preservation during the battle of Okinawa. Doss received both national and international attention after returning home from combat with numerous scars related to wounds inflicted on himself while saving lives under extremely difficult conditions.
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Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) is a young American soldier who refuses to carry a weapon and instead fights in World War II as an unarmed medical assistant. He is recognized by General Nathan Twining (Robert De Niro) for his conspicuous bravery and service above self-preservation during the battle of Okinawa.
Doss returns home with numerous scars related to wounds inflicted on himself while saving lives under extremely difficult conditions, including one that resulted in the amputation of his brother’s leg. Doss serves as an amateur soldier for several years after returning home before breaking his vow to God and going back into battle, this time in Vietnam.
After leaving Walter Reed Army Hospital, Dr. Ben Kurzweg (Chris Pine) calls Desmond on a cell phone while they are out at dinner so that he can tell him some shocking news.
Hacksaw Ridge tells the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who fought in World War II as a combat medic and was awarded the Medal of Honor. While working on an American battlefront his unit is wounded by Japanese soldiers, he rescues wounded soldiers alone under enemy fire to bring them back to safety behind US lines.
After being recognized for his heroism during wartime he became active in WW2 veterans causes including speaking at universities with Kerry Kennedy about their experience with sexual assault.
This movie was nominated for “Sixth Generation – Best ensemble cast” – Golden Globe Awards 2016Best Picture, Director (Mel Gibson) and screenplay, based on a true story.
The movie shows soldiers’ courage in the face of war. After surgeons cannot save his hands that have already been shot from firing weapons with bullets penetrating it is made after amputation. With “Hacksaw Ridge” Mel Gibson makes a movie on the courageous American soldier Desmond Doss and in reaching to honor this young man, who risked his life for others’ lives even after being injured as badly by gunshot wounds defending himself to save other soldiers.
It was also nominated – Academy Awards 2016 as Best Film editing – Golden Globe Awards 2016 that The Hateful Eight was nominated best film editing Oscar and the rest of those nominated.
Ryan is a 17-year-old private who, after being drafted into the military, trains to be part of an elite group called “the Ryan dykes squad”. He’s frustrated and disturbed by the war he witnesses on tv that features violent battle scenes so graphic it makes him nauseous.
After Saving Private Ryan from drowning at sea, Ryan runs away from home only to end up in France during World War II as one of the thousands of American soldiers fighting for the Allies against the Nazis.
Ryan’s reckless and unprofessional behavior exhibits unusual bravery initially but with time he takes the war more seriously, working alongside fellow soldier Candie Person to help save his unit during battle as well as taking on a much more serious role in combat by transporting injured soldiers across enemy lines while also rescuing trapped squad members.
The Battle of Okinawa was a battle in the Pacific War between April 1 and June 22, 1945. The first two months were bloody stalemates as Allied forces under Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner attempted to establish footholds on the small islands surrounding Okinawa before launching attacks against its main island.
On July 24, 1945 – more than three weeks after V-J Day with Japan’s surrender – thousands of American soldiers fighting on an exposed ridge that they called “Hacksaw Ridge” launched a counterattack on the Japanese defending Nos. 1 and 3 beaches with fixed bayonets against a well-trained enemy that had already suffered several thousand casualties.
At one point, during an exchange of fire, someone among the American forces fires a hand grenade at their side from behind some trees but there is no response when all parties turn to look for him – another indication of how under control they were despite intense pressure due to occupying this ridge and the knowledge that much of their surviving units would be landing on “Okinawa within hours” and with every second critical for this action.
According to SS Colonel Hans Jüttner, known as Waffen-SS commander at Okinawa, he realized from his moment in command when the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment stormed from Hacksaw Ridge, called “Victory Point”, tackling and killing Japanese with thousands of casualties on both sides. A naval officer singled out a single U.S. Navy corpsman named Edward.
Another man who helped General Buckner’s Marines to beat back Japan’s best army is John Collingwood Cooke Jr., Staff Sergeant Gayley was one of those involved in fighting for the top of the ridge. He would go on to be awarded two medals but took them off when the Japanese massed near his position as everyone surrendered in a valley below and he was about to receive medics, that other than him did not survive.
At 150 meters from Collingwood’s platoon, there are more north against south-west strength, who were given precedence over those facing east towards Ie Shima Island.
The director Mel Gibson’s film “hacksaw ridge” is an inspiring true story about the first conscientious objector to be awarded a military medal of honor by the United States, who saved lives in his church’s medical unit during World War II. The son of a Baptist minister, a Christian (sister) husband born in 1932 died on April 9th, 2012 age 81 years old at his home in humble Texas.
Morley Wilson fought the battle from June to October is regarded by many as one of the most important men that wrote the book about the Hiroshima war he was also an internment camp survivor in the battle he and most of his company were surrounded, by February 1945 they bit the dust. Before this, he was a book publisher who had to run an underground press during world war ii after being arrested on charges of treason but later received parole due to “excellent conduct” while imprisoned.
Some marines did not see justice done against them in Inazawa by the navy.
Hackshaw Ridge was a 2016 American military drama film directed by Mel Gibson, based on the book The Battle of Hackberry Ridge written by Mark Bowden. It tells the story of three soldiers in the 75th Ranger Regiment who fought at Hackberry Ridge during World War II.
Hackshaw Ridge is a Christian narrative war film, starring woody Harrelson and Christopher Walken. It was released on March 3 2017 in the United States by 20th Century Fox. In “The Passion of Christ” (2004), Gibson also portrayed Jesus with both crucifixion wounds, after which Harrelson’s character is killed while trying to murder him at the order of Pontius Pilate.
In the movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” Andrew Garfield plays Desmond Doss, a devout Seventh-day Adventist from Lynchburg, Virginia who conscientiously fought in World War II without carrying any weapons. From what I understand it’s his story and how he got involved in warfighting while being a Christian. He believed that God told him to fight at all costs defending others because this is one of Jesus commands, but after seeing some men be dead or injured by heavy machine-gun fire and all the blood around him, and after coming back home secretly having seen men were dying in body bags. He said it wasn’t right to go against what his heart was asking for on a day he murdered another man who lived, just because Jesus’s commandment says no killing.
Mel Gibson makes a return from the past with brave heart. The film’s plot revolves around an Irishman named doss that fights in World War 1 and is captured by the Germans. After being tortured, he comes up with a plan to escape prison.
This movie has been well received by critics as it was nominated for 6 academy awards including the best actor – Mel Gibson and best picture – braveheart which won both categories during that year of 1995 (regardless of yesterday’s hate).
Desmond Doss is a true hero. He was the combat medic who helped save lives during World War II in Okinawa, Japan. While there he singles handedly brought 75 wounded soldiers back from the front lines after his company had already retreated and received two Silver Stars on two separate occasions!
Combat Medic is a combat medic who participates in combat. The primary objective of the combat medic is to provide medical care to his or her unit before, during, and after combat and evacuation from it. Combat medics may serve on vehicles moving through the enemy territory as well as inside defensive positions to support other troops (most commonly he or she provides first aid).
Doss is portrayed as a devout bible reader and adherent to the Adventist Church, which has more than 14 million members worldwide.
Doss himself was baptized at seven years old in 1925 by William J. Seymour, an Adventist minister from Iowa who later died on Guadalcanal during World War II fighting for the United States Army. There is no one clear definition of what a combat medic is, as the job can vary greatly depending on where they are serving and the specific medical needs of their unit. However, in general, all combat medics share common skills and training that make them essential members of any military team.