Not Rated | | Drama, History, War
When Germany invades Holland in 1940, a British intelligence officer and two Dutch diamond merchants go to Amsterdam to persuade the Dutch diamond merchants to evacuate their diamond supplies to England.
The film opens with the Nazi invasion of Holland on Friday 10th May 1940, Churchill's rise to British Prime Minister the following day, and then the launch of Operation Amsterdam itself on Sunday 12th May.
When Major Dillon is being chased and shot at by the soldier, the shadow lengths are inconsistent. The chase takes place shortly after the meeting with the diamond merchants (12 noon), yet the shadows cast by the sun are sometimes short (correctly so), and sometimes long (as would be consistent with early morning or late evening).
The producers are most grateful for the valuable co-operation of the Royal Netherlands navy and the civic authorities of Amsterdam and Ymuiden.