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Yangtse Incident [DVD]
Yangtse Incident [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Todd
Price: £5.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Yangtse incident, 9 Nov 2009
This review is from: Yangtse Incident [DVD] (DVD)
This film is based on a true story of HMS Amethyst which was held captive in the Yangtse River for over 100 days in 1949. The ship was damaged by fire from Communist Chineese during the revolution and despite rescue attempts by HMS Concord, which did manage to reach Amethyst, HMS London along with HMS Black Swan, which did not, the ship was held.

This film gives a reasonably accurate account of the yangtse Incident and is one of the better examples of war film produced around this time. To paraphrase the credits in many films: HMS Amethyst played herself. If you like war and/or naval films this is good value for the price.

The story does hold a personal interest for me as my father served on the Black Swan, although not until after this incident.

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