Not Rated | | Drama, War
This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.
The German aircraft that bombs and strafes the Torrin was a real Luftwaffe Junkers Ju88 bomber that had been captured by the British and was being flown by the Royal Air Force for training and demonstration purposes. So all three fighting services, Navy, Army and Air Force, contributed to this movie.
This is the story of a ship...
When soldiers, evacuated from Dunkirk, are disembarking, they are shown carrying Lee Enfield No.4 rifles. This model of Lee Enfield was not issued to troops until later in the war. They should have been shown with the earlier model Short Magazine Lee Enfield. In most (all?) other scenes, the correct model for the period is shown.
This film is dedicated to the Royal Navy "whereon under the good providence of God, the wealth, safety and strength of the kingdom chiefly depend".