Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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Corrected entry: Throughout the first battle at "Hacksaw Ridge" some of the men are seen pulling the pins of grenades with their teeth. In actuality, the pins on the grenades (both modern and old ones) take at least 7 pounds of force to release the pin. If someone did that, they'd either cause severe damage to their teeth or maybe lose a couple.


Correction: As a dentist, I can assure viewers that normal, healthy teeth can easily withstand the 7 pounds of lateral force needed to maintain a grip on a grenade pin loop while it is pulled. A more likely hazard is that an excited soldier might crack a tooth while biting down on the split ring loop attached to the pin.

Corrected entry: When the Sargent is describing the M1 Garand to the men, he calls it a 30 caliber weapon, I believe it is in fact a 30.06 caliber. The carbine was 30 caliber.

Correction: While the M1 Garand uses 30.06, its official designation is "US Rifle, caliber 30, M1."

Correction: Both the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine are .30 caliber. That is, the bullet diameter. Yes, the Garand uses .30-06 ammo, but that is also a .30 caliber bullet. Referring to the M1 Garand as a .30 caliber is correct.

Corrected entry: When Desmond's dad interrupts the trial, he is seen with the Silver Star medal. Desmond's father served in WW1, but the Silver Star wasn't created until 1932.

Correction: The Silver Star Medal was authorized on July 19, 1932 and was a replacement for the World War One decoration, the Citation Star. Recipients of the Citation Star were allowed to exchange their World War One decoration for the new Silver Star Medal. As such, it is not out of context for Desmond's father to be wearing the Silver Star Medal. (Trivia: the Citation Star is incorporated into the design of the Silver Star and is seen at the center of the Silver Star).

Corrected entry: During the whole battle scene there is not one single soldier running out of ammunition, other than by implication (in hand-to-hand combat for example you could assume that they had run short of rounds). We do not see a single shot when ammunition actually is running out, for example by the clinging ejection of an empty M1 rifle magazine or by machine gunners shouting for ammo. No one ever seems to reload. When the sergeant is dragged by Doss, firing his grease gun, he had already fired at the sniper without reloading and then fires a continuous burst of at least 100 bullets. The magazine of a grease gun contains 30 bullets.

Michael Ebner

Correction: He uses a M-1 Garand to shoot the sniper then switches back to his "belt-fed" greasegun.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Dorothy hands her bible to Desmond on the bus, he is seated on the passenger side. However, after the bus departs, he is suddenly seated on the opposite side. (00:26:45)

Michael Bernardo

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Prosecutor: There is only one question that any military court need ask of the accused: do you deny disobeying Col. Sangston's direct orders?
Judge: Well, do you, Private?
Desmond Doss: No, sir, I don't.
Judge: Why are you contesting it, then? Why is it so important to you, given your refusal to even touch a weapon to serve in a combat unit?
Desmond Doss: Because when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, I took it personal. Everyone I knew was on fire to join up, including me. There were two men in my hometown declared 4-F unfit, they killed themselves cause they couldn't serve. Why, I had a job in a defense plant and I could've taken a deferment, but that ain't right. It isn't right that other men should fight and die, that I would just be sitting at home safe. I need to serve. I got the energy and the passion to serve as a medic, right in the middle with the other guys. No less danger, just... while everybody else is taking life, I'm going to be saving it.

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Question: Did drill sergeants typically fight with their platoons in WWII?

Answer: No.

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