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The Highest Honor (1982)

R | | War, Drama | 1 January 1984 (USA)
The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.
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Credited cast:
Michael Aitkens ...
Maj. R.M. Ingleton
Vincent Ball ...
Lt. Cmdr. Hubert Marsham
Craig Ballard ...
Lt. B. Raymond
James Belton ...
Lt. H.R. Ross
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A.B. W.G. Falls
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Lt. W.G. Carey
Alan Cassell ...
Lt. Ted Carse
Warren Coleman ...
Leading Seaman K.P. Cain
Diane Craig ...
Mrs. Page
Slim DeGrey ...
Leading Stoker J.P. McDowell
George Duff ...
Cpl. A.G. Campbell
Tim Elston ...
Sgt. D.P. Gooley
Takuya Fujioka ...
Matsumoto
Ken Goodlet ...
Bill Reynolds
John Griffiths ...
Sgt. C.B. Cameron
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On 11 September 1944, a squad of 23 Australian and British soldiers lead by Lieutanant-Colonel Ivan Lyon leave Fremantle bound for Indonesia as part of Operation Rimau, an attempted repeat of the highly-successful Operation Jaywick the previous year in which nearly sixty ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour were destroyed. Written by Alexander Lum

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The word "Krait" which forms part of one of this movie's alternate titles, "Heroes of the Krait", refers to a a wooden hulled fishing boat known as the MV Krait. This vessel was used by Z Special Force in Operation Jaywick to plant bombs on Japanese ships at Singapore Harbour in September 1943 during World War II. The mission successfully sunk seven Japanese ships of war. The boat's original title prior to Allied ownership was "Kofuku Maru". She was renamed the "MV Krait" in 1942 by the Allied Forces when the vessel was handed over to the Australian Military. The boat was named after a Krait which is actually a type of snake. Many Australian Commando Unit vessels have since been named after snakes since the successful Operation Jaywick mission. This movie is based on two WW II Allied missions of which Operation Jaywick is one. See more »

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best film I've EVER seen!!
2 August 2002 | by (Mullumbimby Australia) – See all my reviews

I was overtaken by the emotion. Unforgettable rendering of a wartime story which is unknown to most people. The performances were faultless and outstanding.


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