* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments:
%%** Several, especially with the Hitler Youth sniper's fate.
** Zeb comments on a piece of battlefield engineering equipment as part of his narration of the Normandy landing:
--->The Bangalore Torpedo was 50' long and packed with 85 pounds of TNT and you assembled it along the way. By hand. I'd love to meet the asshole who invented it.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Creator/LeeMarvin and the boy from the concentration camp (becomes a TearJerker moment when the boy dies in Sarge's arms). And the little girl who decorates his helmet with flowers earlier.
* HoYay:
** The Sarge gets snogged by a German doctor while held prisoner in Tunis. Sarge chokes him until he desists.
--->"I can understand you being horny Fritz, but you've got bad breath."
** Also when two soldiers are sleeping next to each other.
--->"Zeff, quit pockin' me with your rifle."
--->"That's not my rifle, Johnson."
* HilariousInHindsight: One of the characters is named [[WebVideo/RedVsBlue Private Griff]]. Doubly so since Mark Hamill would later play a character named [[VideoGame/DarkCloud Emperor GRIFFon]].
* TearJerker: [[spoiler: The concentration camp.]] The fact that the entire scene is almost completely wordless just makes it worse.
* VindicatedByHistory: Not a smashing success when released, time and a later director's cut led to this movie being considered on par with ''Film/SavingPrivateRyan'' and ''Film/{{Patton}}'' as a great war movie.