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Battleground

The Growler Story (Season 1, Episode 80)
TV Episode | Documentary

One of the famed acts of individual heroism during World War II, when Commander Gilmore, fatally wounded, for the last time from the battle-scarred bridge, commanded, "Take 'er down," bringing about the birth of one of Navy's great ...See moreOne of the famed acts of individual heroism during World War II, when Commander Gilmore, fatally wounded, for the last time from the battle-scarred bridge, commanded, "Take 'er down," bringing about the birth of one of Navy's great traditions. A short film originally directed by John Ford for the Chief of Naval Operations, starring Ward Bond and Ken Curtis, and narrated by Dan Dailey. Written by TPC See less
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May 27, 2006 (United States)

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Ward Bond
Quincannon (archive footage) Quincannon (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ken Curtis
Captain Howard W. Gilmore (archive footage) Captain Howard W. Gilmore (archive footage)   See fewer
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Dan Dailey
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