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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
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Sue Wilson
Mark Eden ...
Lieutenant Commander Donald Kimberly
Maurice Denham ...
Rear Admiral Sir Frederick Grafton
Glyn Owen ...
Howard Pays ...
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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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The Germans had a number of reinforced submarine pens; but the target of the actual attack was the dry dock facilities. See more »

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Referenced in Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Good movie
21 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm putting this movie up as one of my favourites. It wasn't glitzy war movie like others common in that time period /ie, Kelly's Heroes/Bridge at Remagen, Dirty Dozen.... It does a great job covering tragedies of war in a wide range of areas - loved ones/ young soldiers/training casualties. Also a great insight from dilemmas faced by operation planners -with limited resources available- right down to fears of rank and file. I always had a keen interest on the Raid of St.Nazaire and Brit commmandos so I was quite pleasantly surprised to stumble upon this movie to see it based on that. Sgt.Slaughter made an error in his review headline- it wasn't Canadian commandos portrayed in the movie -they were British led by a Canadian major -Bridges. The movie's raid action was great. The uniforms / weaponry had a very authentic look too. WW2 Buffs will love this movie -one overlooked unfortunately perhaps due to its lack-lustre box cover design.


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