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The Fighting Seabees [Blu-ray]
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In this movie we learn a bit about the plan and recruitment of men to serve as hybrid construction workers/soldiers. John Wayne was a natural choice to serve as the prototypical SeaBee -- an undisciplined individual, but determined, willing and able.
Join JW and his colleagues as they work and fight their way across the Pacific, building runways and roads, and anything else that needed to be made. During their spare time, they did some fighting, and JW finds time for some romancing (doesn't he usually?).
A good telling, and an interesting movie, but not quite 5-star material. Well worth a watch though!
The Duke puts on a uniform, accepts rank and begans growling for reports the Navy way. In exchange, he and the crew have become people who can fight as well as build.
While it's kind of a low budget film, many people will relate to the scene where The Duke sends the bulldozer into the machine gun nest.
Wedge Donovan (a young John Wayne) takes command of a US Navy group of engineers who are using bulldozers, cranes, etc., to build various installations for military use. At first, civilians are involved and, not understanding the realities of a combat environment, they suffer severe casualties during a Japanese attack.
Wedge Donovan trains and, in time, leads the newly-named Seabees in a subsequent counterattack against a large group of Japanese invaders. Now it is the Japanese who suffer heavy casualties. The Seabees trap the Japanese in a flaming ravine, and pour gunfire upon them. Wedge Donovan gets decorated for leadership in this military success.
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Here's a good early Duke war movie in b/w and from the studios too.Published 1 month ago by Lee Silver
My husband loves John Wayne and we are rebuilding a collectionPublished 1 month ago by Mary-Theresa
Almost based on fact, The Fighting Seabees argue more than they actually fight. John Wayne also does the Jitterbug, which is an amazing sight on its own. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Einsatz
Seen many times and always sad at the ending but over all well written story linePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer