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'Hacksaw Ridge' Will Tell An Astonishing Story About A WWII Soldier Who Refused To Fire His Weapon

'Hacksaw Ridge' Will Tell An Astonishing Story About A WWII Soldier Who Refused To Fire His Weapon

Lead Image Credit: Lionsgate Movies

If you're not familiar with the story of Desmond Doss, fear not, you will be soon.

He was a US Army medic during the battle of Okinawa which occurred on WWII's Pacific front.

Due to his various religious and moral beliefs, Doss refused to kill. Still, due to his efforts, this did not stop him being awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor.

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Unsurprisingly, his refusal to fire a weapon did not go down a storm within his regiment but ultimately his talent for saving lives made him an unrivaled hero.

The role of Doss in the movie will be played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Social Network).

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Hacksaw Ridge will be directed by the always controversial Mel Gibson, who in fairness has experienced previous success with war films.

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Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington will also star as members of the same unit.

Hacksaw Ridge will arrive in American cinemas on November 4th but it is yet to get a UK release date.

Words by Matthew Cooper

Topics: mel gibson, Trailer

Matthew Cooper

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