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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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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.


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


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Actual film footage from this film was used in the Caroline's Spine music video, "Sullivan". Band member Jimmy Newquist was moved to write the song after learning of the fates of the five brothers.
America became familiar with the Sullivans story during World War II and knew the boy's mother affectionately as "Mom Sullivan".
This movie features the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal is situated in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean, north-east of Australia. Its local name is Isatabu and contains the country's capital, Honiara. The island is humid and mostly made up of jungle with a surface area of 2,510 square miles or 6,500-km². Guadacanal was named after Pedro de Ortega's home town Guadacanal in Andalusia, Spain. de Ortega worked under Álvaro de Mendaña who charted the island in 1568.
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