In World War II, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans and the Italians, but staunchly defended by the British.
In World War II, the greatest threat to the British Navy is the German battleship Tirpitz. Being anchored in a Norwegian fjord, it is impossible to attack it with any chance of success. But the Navy trains a special commando to attack it, using little submarines to plant underwater explosives under it.Written by
The watch on Commander Fraser's (Sir John Mills') wrist is the famous Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, a watch with a case that can be turned around so that the front faces downwards, thus protecting the glass from hard knocks. This robust watch is nowadays considered as an ultra-luxury item. See more »
The sub machine guns have wooden stock so are definitely not Stirlings which have curved magazines also. They look more like MP28 Schmiessers (not to be confused with the falsely named MP38/40) or Erma EMP35 which would have been in second line naval service at the time. (They may have been Austrian/Swiss Steyr-Solthuthurn MP34/S1-100 or even British Lanchester MK1 which were used by the RN in the war.) See more »
Reference A Boy's Own Story. It was actually Donald Sinden and not John Gregson who pushed the mine away. Otherwise a good summary as are all the others. I had not seen this film for many years and it brought back memories of an earlier time when things were so much simpler The acting was good and the Brit stiff upper lip was very evident. The actions of the Germans was as I expect they were in the German Navy. At the time of the making of this movie many Brit movies, whether comedy or drama were being made and the acting was good and there were no overt scenes of gratuitous sex and violence in those days. It would have been good in color but not much of that in those days.
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