This movie is an interesting look at both sides of one of the major battles of WWII. Most of the actors are either big names or familiar faces. And the many pieces of actual battle footage added to the realism. The only negative (for me) are the scenes involving the elder and younger Garth characters and the young man's prospective Japanese fiance. While I care very much about that particular topic, it belongs in a movie or documentary that is about that topic. It shouldn't have been inserted into a movie about a WWII battle, just so there could be a romantic interest.