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Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)

G  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  5 July 1968 (France)
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Lloyd Bridges plays a WWII commando leader who leads a group of soldiers on a suicide mission to destroy a Nazi naval stronghold on the French coast.

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Major Jamie Wilson
Andrew Keir ...
Captain Franklin
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Sue Wilson
Mark Eden ...
Lieutenant Commander Donald Kimberly
Maurice Denham ...
Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Grafton
Glyn Owen ...
Howard Pays ...
Lieutenant Graham
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Van Horst
John Welsh ...
Admiral of the Fleet Lord William Cansley
George Mikell ...
Captain Strasser
Ernest Clark ...
Air Vice Marshall Woodbridge
Dick Haydon ...
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Lloyd Bridges plays a WWII commando leader who leads a group of soldiers on a suicide mission to destroy a Nazi naval stronghold on the French coast.

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commandos | world war two | attack | See All (3) »

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They turned a dead ship into a live bomb and sailed it down the throat of the enemy!

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Action | Drama | War

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5 July 1968 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Attaque sur le mur de l'Atlantique  »

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In the actual operation the obsolete destroyer HMS Campbeltown was the lead ship in the attack; she was accompanied by 18 other smaller craft. See more »

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Edited from The Dam Busters (1955) See more »

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Historical Note
24 October 2002 | by (Toronto, ON) – See all my reviews

I just wanted to point out, that this movie is indeed based on an actual event, the raid on St. Nazaire. The former flush decked WWI Destroyer "Campbeltown" was converted to look like a german "E-Boat" and was loaded with explosives, and rammed into the "Normandie" dry dock. The operation was code named "Operation Chariot", and commenced on March 28th, 1942.


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