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You know what they're calling this bond drive? The Mighty Seventh. They might've called it...

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Bud Gerber:
You know what they're calling this bond drive? The Mighty Seventh. They might've called it the "We're Flat Fucking Broke And Can't Even Afford Bullets So We're Begging For Your Pennies" bond drive, but it didn't have quite the ring. They could've called it that, though, because the last four bond drives came up so short we just printed money instead. Ask any smart boy on Wall Street, he'll tell you our dollar is next to worthless, we've borrowed so much. And nobody is lending any more. Ships aren't being built, tanks aren't being built, machine guns, bazookas, hand grenades, zip. You think this is a farce? You want to go back to your buddies? Well stuff some rocks in your pockets before you get on the plane, because that's all we got left to throw at the Japanese. And don't be surprised if your plane doesn't make it off the runway, because the fuel dumps are empty. And our good friends, the Arabs, are only taking bullion. If we don't raise $14 billion, and that's million with a "B," this war is over by the end of the month. We make a deal with the Japanese, we give whatever they want and we come home, because you've seen them fight, and they sure as shit ain't giving up. $14 billion! The last three drives didn't make that much all together.

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You know what they're calling this bond drive? The Mighty Seventh. They might've called it the "We're Flat Broke so We're Begging for Pennies". . . . . . bond drive, but it didn't have the ring. They could've called it that. . . . . . because the last bond drives came so short we printed money instead. Ask any smart boy on Wall Street. . . . . .our dollar is next to worthless, we borrowed so much. And nobody is lending any more. Ships aren't being built. Tanks aren't being built. Machine guns, bazookas, hand grenades, zip. You think this is a farce? You want to go back to your buddies? Stuff some rocks in your pockets. . . . . . because that's all we got to throw at the Japanese. And don't be surprised if your plane doesn't make it. . . . . . because the fuel dumps are empty. And our good friends the Arabs are only taking bullion. If we don't raise 14 billion dollars-- And that's million with a "B." --this war is over by the end of the month. We give the Japanese whatever they want and we come home. You've seen them fight, and they sure as shit ain't giving up. Fourteen billion. The last three drives didn't make that much altogether. People on the street corners, they looked at this picture and they took hope. Don't ask me why, I think it's crappy, myself. You can't even see your faces. But it said, "We can win this war, are winning this war. . . . . .we just need you to dig a little deeper." They wanna give us that money. No, they want to give it to you. But you don't want to ask for it, give them hope. You want to explain about this person and that flag. Well, that's your choice. Because if we admit we made a mistake, that's all anybody'll talk about. . . . . .and that will be that. Gentlemen. Mr. President, here they are. -Well, hello. Good to see you. -Mr. President. Darn good to see you, boys. Heard you had a hell of a fight on your hands out there, hell of a fight. Ira, you're off the Gila River Reservation in Arizona, am I right? Yes, Mr. President. Being an Indian, you are a truer American than any of us. Bet your people are proud you're in that uniform. Very proud, sir. They should be. Thank you for coming all this way. . . . . .to Washington to help us out. You fought for a mountain in the Pacific. . . . . . now we need you to fight for a mountain of cash. -I don't expect you'll let us down. -No, sir. -No, sir. -Good. Then go get it. That's the end of this ceremony. Let's take a look at this famous photo over here, see if I can pick you out. My gosh. There you are. Boys. Boys, this one's on me. -To those who can't be with us. -Yes, sir. Excuse me, Mr. Gagnon. May we have your autograph? I suppose. And your name is? I get the impression I'm drinking with the wrong heroes. You're such a hero. I feel honored to be in your presence. That's just not true. That's professional work. Here, to professionals. Here they are. You're the guys in the photograph, right? I heard you were on the train. Let me shake your hands. John Tennack. John Bradley. These boys, Harvard and Yale types, didn't fight. Pappies all rich sons of bitches. Boys, shake hands with some real war heroes. Excuse me for one moment. Buy them a drink while you're at it. Drinks for these men all the way around. And you're the other one, John Tennack, Tennack Homes.

Clip duration: 238 seconds
Views: 141
Timestamp in movie: 00:00:00
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: action, adventure, drama
Summary: The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.


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Bud Gerber - John Slattery