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directed by: Walter E. Grauman

screenplay by: James Clavell & Howard Koch

produced by: Cecil F. Ford

starring: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston


This one is an awful oldie, but it belongs in the serious Land Rover collectors library. Its about an RAF Mosquito squadron on a mission to blow up a Nazi base in Norway. So, what are Land Rovers doing in WWII? Thats the charm of this choc-full-of-errors film. Watch for an RAF 109 in the opening scenes as the planes land at their base. Later, look for RAF ground officers scurrying to their Series One insufficiently obscured by bushes. Perhaps the most glaring celluloid license is a British 1960s Saracen blatantly masquerading as a 1940s German armoured car (with no bushes to hide the indecency).

Review by T.F. Mills

Reprinted from the Solihull Society Newsletter, Jan./Feb. 1995
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