A British Army Reserve Major must work with a veteran Captain and a group of incorrigible recruits to attempt what is generally regarded as a suicide mission: the covert destruction of an entire German shipyard in occupied France. Written by
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When the German crew are loading the depth charges, they load the only charge into (what becomes) the top muzzle when the launcher is rotated. However, when the officer gives the order to fire, the flash appears from the lower muzzle. See more »
[Marine Ruddock stumbles to the gate in his shorts, having run all the way back from the drop zone]
I made it.
You're not finished yet, Jesse Owens. Come on, double up! Pick 'em up! Hup! Two! Three! Four! Hup! Two! Three! Four! Pick 'em up! Pick 'em up! PICK 'EM UP! Hup! Two! Three! Four! Hup! Two! Three! Four! Pick 'em up! Pick 'em up...!
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Closing credits: The Producers gratefully acknowledge the assistance given to them in the making of this film by THE ROYAL MARINES and other branches of THE ROYAL NAVY. See more »
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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