The Thin Red Line
Patrick Nevins and Duncan Espenshade.
In the movie, there was absolutely no fighting at night.
In the movie there was no fighting in the Jungles.
In the movie almost no american soldiers died.
In the movie there were only a couple battles.
In the movie all of the people were created for the story
In the movie all the people were actors.
In real life the majority of the battles were fought at night.
Almost all of the fighting other than the naval battles were fought in the jungles. There were 7,100 american deaths in Guadalcanal
In real life the Japanese took control of Guadalcanal in 1942 and the Japanese were forced off the island on 1/15/1943. The Japanese were lead by Isoroku Yamamoto and The Americans were lead by Robert L. Ghormley. In the real war the soldiers were under equipped and many suffered from post traumatic stress disorder. In the movie the soldiers were specifically made for the plot and in the real world the soldiers were just people who signed up for the marines. In real life many men lost their lives and others barely survived and were treated as heroes when they returned. One of these soldiers was John Basilone who received the medal of honor after risking his life in the battle for Henderson field.