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The Fighting Sullivans (1944) was a War - Drama Film directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Robert Kane and Sam Jaffe.

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Mrs. Alleta Sullivan: Tom, our boys are afloat again.


Father Francis: [First lines] George Thomas Sullivan, I baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.


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American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said of the The Fighting Sullivan five brothers, "This is the spirit which in the end must triumph!"
As a direct result of the five Sullivan brothers fatalities, the United States War Department developed and initiated the Sole Survivor Policy. It is a myth that following the five Sullivan brothers deaths, the US Government enacted the "Sullivan Act", an act made to prevent siblings serving together on the same boat. At the time of the Second World War, the US Navy did have a policy of separating siblings. This policy was not enforced by the book though.
The movie implies that the five brothers died at the same time. In reality, USS Juneau survivors reported that Joe, Matt and Frank died when the torpedo struck the ship, Al died of drowning the next day whilst George actually lived for four to five days after the attack.
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