In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself. Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
In these shifting sands, men can disappear without a trace . . . and their secrets with them.
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Did You Know?
The author of the novel, Erskine Childers
, was a British Army veteran of the Boer War and World War I. He became an Irish nationalist and revolutionary leader. He was later executed by the fledgling Irish Free State during the Irish Civil War on November 24, 1922. His son Erskine Hamilton Childers served as the fourth President of Ireland from June 25, 1973 until his death on November 17, 1974. See more
During the scene when Clara is frying Arthur's egg, some twenty minutes or so into the film. See more
Opening credits prologue: Frisian Islands, Germany 1901 See more
Version of Das Rätsel der Sandbank