From Here To Eternity

From Here To Eternity (1953)

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Corrected entry: Burt Lancaster is the 1st Sgt. of his Army company, the top enlisted man in the unit and in Army slang is referred to as "Top". The chevrons on his sleeve show the diamond insignia between three stripes on top but only two on the bottom. Top enlisted men in Army units such as 1st Sgts. and Sergeants Major have three stripes up and three stripes down.

Correction: Sorry but you are incorrect. At this point in time (pre December 7, 1941) the rank of 1st Sergeant WAS 3 up with 2 down with a diamond in the middle. It changed to 3 up, 3 down with a diamond in 1942. Also during WWII there WAS NO rank of Sergeant Major. Therefore Burt Lancaster is wearing the correct insignia.

Factual error: As the first wave of Japanese bombers approach the harbor, there is a brief shot of Pearl Harbor. In the background an aircraft can be seen. There were no carriers in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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