I saw this when it was broadcast on Tv in the 1960's. The narration was by a Frenchman, and it was better, less gruff sounding.
I seem to recall that when the individual members were introduced at the beginning, it told which ones were going to be killed. I remember wanting to reach into the screen and pull them out before it was too late.
This film made a big impact on the public, it was the first view of a non-John-Wayne type of war.
Question: when the medi-vac helicopter takes out the wounded, does it get blown up and fall and explode?