When wounded arrive, Bricker and his film crew are endlessly getting in the way of the doctors during triage and in the OR, and Bricker is constantly trying to get them to act up for the camera. Also, Frank is asked to narrate the film, and he rehearses in front of Hawkeye and Trapper, uttering the phrases \"saints in surgical garb\" and \"a Yankee Doodle doctor\" as he reads the script. It's at this point that Hawkeye and Trapper realize the film is nothing but propaganda.
\"Three hours ago this man was in a battle. Two hours ago we operated on him. He's got a 50-50 chance. We win some, we lose some. That's what it's all about: No promises, no guaranteed survival, no 'saints in surgical garb'. Our willingness, our experience, our technique are not enough. Guns and bombs and anti-personnel mines have more power to take life than we have to preserve it. Not a very happy ending for a movie, but then no war is a movie.\" 59ce067264