I didn't feel like I should value my life above my buddy's, so I decided to stay with them and take care of as many of them as I could. Desmond Doss Born February 7, 1919 Lynchburg, Virginia, U. Even though he would not use a gun, he felt he could not just sit at home while others went to war for him.Next
Due to the extreme but strategic use of violence, he film proves both a thoughtful rumination on the duality of man that's as much a statement by Gibson as Doss.
The true story of Pfc. Desmond gave up his stretcher to the man, but while waiting for help to come back, he was wounded again, this time by a sniper's bullet that shattered his left arm.Next
One of the battles that took place in Okinawa over the three-month period was the Battle of Hacksaw Ridge.
Despite his injuries, he continued to treat other soldiers until his arm was broken by Japanese fire.Next
No other campaign surpassed that number.
Doss' phenomenal story of courage saw him single-handedly save the lives of over 75 of his comrades while under constant enemy fire.Next
Why did they call it Hacksaw Ridge? This is a camp for people who refuse to do military duty.
The delay was approved up the chain of command and the assault was put on hold until Desmond finished his devotions. The captain told him to take the rifle or he would be court-martialed, but Desmond let it fall to the ground. In an interview with Doss as an long after the war, Doss summarizes his experiences in the battle and what it was like to receive one of the greatest awards a soldier can get from the President.
On May 21, Doss was wounded several times by grenade fragments and a sniper's bullet through his arm.
Soldiers rushed to climb back down the steep cliff. Now his story has exploded onto movie screens all over the world. He treated the man and carried him 100 yards to safety.Next
But Desmond Doss' story transcends political lines, even as it transcends religious boundaries.
As he's proven with Apocalypto and every film he's directed involving armed conflict and, saved for Man Without a Face, they all do , Gibson puts forth a contemplative message saying peace is better than war but, ultimately, violence as an ends-to-a-means is often unavoidable...Next
How old is Desmond Doss? Yes, but he tried to explain to the army that he still wanted to be in the military and do his part, just without having to kill.