British WW2 Movie

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yantaylor
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British WW2 Movie

Post by yantaylor » 24 Jan 2018 12:28

Hi everyone.

Can anybody help me with the title of a British was movie? I recall that it featured British paratroops landing in North Africa to capture an airfield, maybe near Bone in Algeria.
I was sure it was a black and white job and maybe made during the 1950s.

Thanks for any help.
Yan.

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Re: British WW2 Movie

Post by Tomg44 » 01 Feb 2018 02:32

"THEY WHO DARE " comes closest to answering your question.
You can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzFGtWbj8AQ

There is a comprehensive list of related movies here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_W ... Late_1940s

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Re: British WW2 Movie

Post by yantaylor » 01 Feb 2018 12:07

Hi Tom, I think I have found the movie, I am sure it was called "Paratrooper" aka Red Beret"
It covers the Bruneval raid as well as the British paratroop drops around Oran.
But thanks for you help.
Regards
Yan.

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Re: British WW2 Movie

Post by Tomg44 » 02 Feb 2018 06:48

You're right There is an upload here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNK_3B0Ngho

I considered Red Beret / Paratrooper, but the plot summary on the Internet Movie Data Base makes no mention of the airfield attack.
Storyline
Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute Brigade was led by Major 'John Frost' (Major Snow). An RAF radar expert, Flight Sergeant C.W.H. Cox (Sergeant Box) accompanied the raiders to tell them what to take back to England. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>


I watched the 1st 30 minutes, the airfield attack occurs in the last 30 !

Sorry for the error .

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