A Royal Marine 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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Ten Brave Men Started Out on the Most Desperate Adventure of the War!
27 March 1956 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Cockleshell Heroes
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Scenes at the marine training boot camp were filmed at the Eastney Barracks, Southsea, Hampshire, England. This facility is now the British Royal Marines Museum. See more
The limpet mines are placed on the hulls of the ships under the water yet all the explosions occur from inside the ships 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...!
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
March - "The COCKLESHELL HEROES"
by F. Vivian Dunn
(as Lt. Col. F. Vivian Dunn, C.V.O., R.M.)
Principal Director of Music Royal Marines See more