An American commander, serving under the British Royal Navy in 1942, is assigned to blockade the island of Malta and told to formulate a plan to destroy the Nazi arsenal in Sicily.
Their job: HIT IT HEAD-ON! Their target: HELL-ON-EARTH!
Did You Know?
Jeffords' mission is to knock out the submarine pens at Augusta, Sicily, because the Germans are storing radio-guided "glider bombs" there to be used against Allied shipping. While it sounds like a fantasy, the Germans did, in fact, have such weapons deployed in the Mediterranean theater in WW II - the world's first smart bombs. See more
In the opening battle scene, the colliding boats explode before they hit each other. See more