TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.
The team is recruited from various British Army outfits, which is identifiable via their cap badges. Miller (Niven) wears the cap badge of the "Durham Light Infantry" Franklin (Quayle) wears the insignia for the "9th Queen's Royal Lancers". Brown (Baker) wears the insignia for the "Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment." Major Baker (Cuthbertson), who houses the team before they head out, wears the "Royal Regiment of Artillery" insignia.
Greece and the islands of the Aegean Sea have given birth to many myths and legends of war and adventure. And these once-proud stones, these ruined and shattered temples bear witness to the civilization that flourished and then died here and to the ...
Miller (David Niven) places a fake rat on the right cannon before jumping into the water. However, when the German soldier discovers it he plucks it from the left cannon.
Opening credits prologue: The first day 02.00 Hours An Allied Airfield somewhere in the Middle East
To receive a 'U' certificate the original UK cinema version was overdubbed to remove all of Barnsby's uses of the word 'bloody' (the word was replaced with the less offensive 'ruddy'), and this same print appeared on early video releases. The film was restored in 1993 and all later widescreen releases feature the full unedited version.
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