Anybody's son will do

Canada, 1984

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Episode number 2 of Series “War”.
Offers unusually frank insights into techniques that all armies use to motivate recruits. The film takes us to Parris Island Marine Recruit Training Depot in South Carolina, USA, to observe the rituals that will transform a motley group of eighteen year-olds into soldiers of the United States Marine Corps, unquestionably the roughest, toughest branch in the US military. It is a gripping study of what it takes to change ordinary civilians into the staple of wars, soldiers ready to kill, even to die for their country.

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director

Paul Cowan

co-producer

John Kramer

Bill Brind

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:57:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1984

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War

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War

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