A brilliant movie based on the true story of Army Medic Desmond Doss, who endured severe persecution for refusing to even touch a gun in the army. But because of his strong faith, he ended up heroically... Read moresaving a large number of the men who condemned him for his stand. The film is very realistic (to the point of being very gory in parts), very compelling and very moving in parts. I could not fault it, and went out to buy my own copy.
One of the greatest heroes in America history never fired a bullet.
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) 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 rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour, which is the highest military honour in the US, awarded for personal acts of valour above and beyond the call of duty.