This is the story of the methods used to defeat Hitler's V1 (doodlebug) and V2 (rocket) "revenge weapons" towards the end of World War II. Even though the Nazis were in retreat, these weapons could have turned their defeat into victory. This movie includes references to Hannah Reich, who was a German test pilot in real-life.Written by
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The title is the same code-name for the real World War II spy mission, which was code-named "Crossbow". After World War II, because of this movie's title, reference to these events popularized them as being "Operation Crossbow". See more »
At least twice during the fire fight, George Peppard's machine gun is moving and the sound of a gun can be heard but there are no muzzle flashes as there at other times. See more »
The Führer is far-sighted. He knows that the rocket is the weapon of tomorrow!
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This is truly a remarkable film, a thinking person's war movie. Characters never seem to end up doing what you expect them to do (or end up having done to them what you'd expect of major stars). It keeps you on the edge until the spectacular ending which is as full of action as the rest of the film is full of intrigue. Everyone from the actors to the technicians are at their best in this epic. A good double-bill would be Guns of Navarone, though frankly, this is the more believable film.
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