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Just prior to World War One the hard drinking sharpshooting, Irish American Colonel Flynn O'Flynn, uses British aristocrat Sebastian Oldsmith to help poach ivory from German controlled territory in East Africa, putting them at odds with Herman Fleischer, the local German Provincial Commander. When Sebastian is infected with malaria he is nursed back to health by Flynn's daughter Rosa, they fall in love and marry. Not long after Britain declares war on Germany and they are drawn into the conflict, ultimately making a daring attack on the German armored cruiser SMS Blücher as it undergoes repairs in a local estuary. Written by
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Filmed on location at Port st johns in the Transkei region of South Africa
Having been to the region where Shout at the Devil was filmed,the logistics in Set building (the Battleship) and in getting the crew there must have been a feat in itself. Port st johns is,or at least was,at the time of filming a very inaccesable part of the coast. The set of the Battleship was in the Umsimvubu River between the two cliffs behind the village itself.
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