Approved | | Action, War, Drama
During World War II, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.
Though the operation in the movie is known as "Operation Cockleshell", the real name of the operation on which this movie was based, was "Operation Frankton". It was conducted by twelve men of the Royal Marines Boom Patrol Detachment in December 1942.
All right, Thompson, let's clear the air a little. Ever since I came here, you've been giving me a hard time. Now just what the hell has been eating you?
Captain Thompson: It's just that I'm a professional Marine. I don't like temporary officers. I don't like ...
A ship which is supposed to be in occupied Bordeaux harbor has the letters P.L.A. on the stern which stands for Port of London Authority
Opening credits prologue 2: At a critical stage of the war, fast Merchant ships operating from Bordeaux were seriously endangering the British blockade. For political reasons saturation bombing was rejected: the Navy was unable to penetrate the defences without air cover. The Royal Marines were given the job. PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND-MARCH, 1942
English, French, German
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