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Missiles from Hell (1958)

Battle of the V-1 (original title)
This forgotten war adventure centres on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the ... See full summary »

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Stefan
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Zofia
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Anna
David Knight ...
Tadek
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Stricker
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Brunner
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Fritz
Carl Jaffe ...
General
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Stanislaw
George Pravda ...
Karewski
Gordon Sterne ...
Margraaf
Carl Duering ...
Scientist
Harold Siddons ...
Master Bomber
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Eryk
Henri Vidon ...
Konim (as Henry Vidon)
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This forgotten war adventure centres on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the base and cripple the German war effort. Lee is terrific as a cruel Nazi commander. 16mm. Written by Anonymous

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25 August 1958 (UK)  »

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Opening Credits: Extract from Winston Churchill's Parliamentary Statement, July 6th 1944. "During the early months of 1943 reports were received through many and varied Intelligence sources that the Germans were developing a weapon with which they proposed to bomb London". See more »

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[Anna has been captured by the Gestapo]
Tadek: Will she talk?
Stefan: Yes, she'll talk. Women always talk. But she won't say anything that they want to hear.
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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

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Just plain wrong!
28 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Thuis film is one of many that use an historical background for what is in fact a fictional story. Now there is nothing wrong in that except that scholars may in future take the films information as fact. You see the V1 (FZG-76 as it was known to the Germans) was never a rocket nor was it rocket powered! The film makers even use a rocket type sound effect when the engine is supposedly running. Yes there was a flying bomb and yes it was designed (but not built) in the Baltic, but that is where the facts stop. The V1 was in fact powered by a pulse jet, a sort of repeating explosion. Once heard never forgotten. The part at the end where a rocket is tested is inspired by the later V2, but never by the V1. If you are researching the German V weapons please do not take this film as factual. If you intend teaching the subject then please look elsewhere!


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