They Were Expendable – 1945 – English
Synopsis: In the wake of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the experimental hero of WWII, Lieutenant John Brickley’s experimental squad of fast-attack Patrol Torpedo ships is dispatched to hot and humid Manila to prevent a potentially imminent Japanese invasion. As he and his second-in-command, Lieutenant “Rusty” Ryan, desperately try to prove the value of the newly founded naval unit, the enemy launches a devastating attack and, despite the undeniable success of the PT ship flotilla, the soldiers Considerably outnumbered and gunned Americans fought a losing battle. Little by little, the Philippine campaign collapses, as comrades in arms perish at sea. Is there glory in defeat?