The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

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During World War II, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

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1 June 2006 | yongsudad
British commandoes sink German supply ships
I saw the cockleshell heroes many years ago and greatly enjoyed it.I was impressed enough to read the factual account of the unit and mission depicted in the film.The film was good but did not begin to show the reality of the training and the hardships these men went through.The actual mission was pretty much as depicted in the film.The Royal Commandoes that made up the real unit went on to form the nucleus of what is now known as the SBS or special boat section.This is the British version of the Navy Seals,but formed many years earlier.I highly recommend reading the book.You will appreciate the film even more.

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