Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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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: 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."

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.

Factual error: Once the men first climb up to "Hacksaw Ridge," the camera pans over numerous corpses. One of them has an M1 Helmet lying on its top to where the liner is seen. The liner has the web suspension straps cross each other instead of being tied in the center. This means the liner is a Vietnam era type, and not World War II.


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Desmond Doss: With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don't seem like such a bad thing to me to want to put a little bit of it back together.

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Question: In the first combat scene, we see the big climbing net already in place. Who put the net up in the first place and how would that have been done? And why would the Japanese not simply cut it down after the first fights when the US troops retreated?

Michael Ebner

Chosen answer: US troops put the net up (in reality the ridge isn't as tall). The Japanese were fighting a defensive battle from heavily fortified positions on a reverse slope, and it suited them to have the Americans attacking from that point. The Americans also used ladders on other parts of the escarpment.

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