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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, ... See full summary »
According to the book 'Brassey's Guide to War Films' by Alun Evans, during this movie's theatrical season, there were " . . . strong (and never disproved) rumours at the time of its release that the film's real-life hero, Commander Lionel Crabb, had mysteriously died whilst diving to spy on a Soviet warship visiting Britain."
Ordinary Seaman Thomas:
We really have got the job haven't we? You won't change your mind?
Lieutenant Crabb, R.N.V.R.: Not unless you change yours.
Ordinary Seaman Thomas: Oh no, sir, but there is one small point I think I should mention...
Lieutenant Crabb, R.N.V.R.: What's that?
Ordinary Seaman Thomas: I can't swim!
During the first night of operations five merchant ships are blown up and a tanker set ablaze. The following morning Crabb and Thorpe talk of three ships sunk and the rest saved.
Opening credits prologue: ALEXANDRIA
DECEMBER 19th. 1941.
English, Spanish, Italian