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We may be facing another Korean War. Perhaps you know little of the last one. In this film, you may learn a little more. It was a BRUTAL war. I worked with a Korean vet. His chest was marked up pretty good from shrapnel. He died young like many of them. When the Chinese invaded 4 companies of Canadians and Belgians held the line. That's 1,000 men versus tens of thousands of Chinese. You cut the seat out of your pants so you could shit and shoot at the same time. The piles of bodies reached the parapets. When the ammo started to run out they made a controlled withdrawal with a good 50% casualties. They held the line. So fix your bayonet and see the future.

Fixed Bayonets! (1951) is a war film written and directed by Samuel Fuller and produced by Twentieth Century-Fox during the Korean War. It is Fuller's second film about the Korean War. In his motion picture debut, James Dean appears briefly at the conclusion of the film.

The film is set in the first winter of the Korean War during the Red Chinese intervention . The story follows the fate of a lone 48 man platoon left as a rear guard to defend a choke point, to cover the withdrawal of their division over an exposed bridge. The subplot explores the psychological makeup of the individuals charged with leadership of the platoon, and therein examines the nature of service and valor. Ultimately command of the platoon falls upon Cpl. Denno (Richard Basehart), who has an innate aversion to responsibility for the lives of others.

Posted by George Freund on March 14, 2013 at 9:33 AM 5877 Views