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
Anthony Hughes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ten Brave Men Started Out on the Most Desperate Adventure of the War!
27 March 1956 (USA)
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Cockle Shell Heroes
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Did You Know?
The French Government named the overland escape route used by mission marines W.E. Sparks
and H.G. Hasler
, the two real life survivors of Operation Frankton, the Frankton Trail. 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
Well, now, it's time for me to listen to you for a change.
What do you mean by that?
I mean, let me have it. What did I do wrong?
You did everything wrong.
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