This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.
In 1942 submarine commander Jeff Conway secretly photographs Japanese aircraft carriers in the Coral Sea.When his submarine is damaged Conway is forced to surrender to the Japanese.Taken to a Japanese interrogation camp Commander Conway and his submarine crew plan their escape.Their mission is dangerous but staying in the Japanese POW camp could be worse.Written by
This is a terrible film and not about the Battle of the Coral Sea - one of the five carriers battles of the Pacific War.
The idea is laughable - motley POWs being abused so that the commanding officer will give up information. In the event I think the Kempetei ( Imperial Secret Police ) would just have beaten it out of him.
The reality was the allied POWs were terribly badly treated.
Read a book or watch a cartoon instead.
The only true fact I could glean was that there WAS a secret treaty between Vichy France and Japan after May 1940 that the Japanese would march in unopposed to the French Far East Empire ( Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to be) and in return French Nationals there would not be interned. Hence Miss Phillips - I didn't pay enough attention to see if it came out in the film
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