In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, ...
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In the Mediterranean in 1941 the Italians start using underwater chariots to mine the undersides of allied ships. Explosives expert Lionel Crabbe arrives in Gibraltar to organise defenses, but finds only two British divers available to help him. Even more worrying, it seems likely that the Italians are secretly using neutral Spain across the bay as their key base.Written by
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Several Avro Shackletons (which did not enter service with the Royal Air Force until 1951) are at the forefront of the scene where Crabb (Harvey) is seen defusing an Italian mine which had just been brought ashore. See more »
A plane crashes into the sea apparently just offshore from the team's base, but when Crabb goes out to search for the wreckage he takes his boat nearly half way to North Africa. See more »
I first saw this film many years ago and was impressed even then with the realism and gritty nature it had given its age and the comparable output of the era.
British film fans will relish in an early role of Sid James proving he can act and plays the grizzled character very well indeed. Laurence Harvey excels as the leading character and the rest of the cast works extremely well indeed. There is very little jingoism in the film and its all the better for it and well worth a watch whenever its shown on TV.
Damn good to watch and based on real events of the time and exploits of the brave men of all sides who fought in the war.
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