Hollywood’s take on Desmond Doss – Hacksaw Ridge

This is the extraordinary, true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.


Related – “Doss Prayed”


2 thoughts on “Hollywood’s take on Desmond Doss – Hacksaw Ridge

  1. Mustang.Koji

    As expected, the movie albeit a fictionalized presentation of facts, so to speak, was largely snubbed by the political mindset of the “Academy”. Doss was a true hero – certainly, true heroes wear dog tags, not super hero capes.


      Yes; Hollywood is never happy with sticking to the facts. There were several situations which were either created, or where the time-frame was changed. Yet they managed to show how much he endured, and overcame in staying true to his convictions.


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