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'A STORY OF TRUE-COURAGE'
on 6 May 2014
The film is based on real events that took place during WW2 in 1942.
This a superb WW2 'gem'
It tells the story of a small team of 'Royal Marines' who are volunteered
to perform a Top-Secret Mission.
After a process of illumination just eight resourceful marines are selected
to undergo intense training over a twelve month period.
'Major Stringer' and 'Sgt Craig' with the eight selected will proceed with
the mission when training has been completed.
'Captain Thompson'(Trevor Howard) who commands the unit has several
run-ins with 'Major Stringer'(Jos'e Ferrer) being old-school having his own
opinion on the training methods adopted by the Officer he has now having
to take orders from.
The dangerous and seemingly suicidal mission is to kayak seventy five miles
of heavily guarded territory with the aim of planting depth charges on Battle-
Ships in a German occupied French port.
The Battleships having caused havoc with supply-lines heading for Britain.
Things don't entirely go to plan, of the Ten only a few will again return home.
Many familiar faces from yester-year are among the cast-list including 'Anthony
Newley' 'Victor Maddern' 'David Lodge' and 'Christopher Lee'
'Trevor Howard' gives his familiar upper-lip performance.
Plenty of light hearted moments that will make you smile during the early stages
of the film, during training.
This is a Typical British-Made War-Drama depicting the true story of The Cockleshell
An oldie but Goody.
Decent picture and sound quality on the 1954 movie.