FILM : Cockleshell Heroes
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Cockleshell Heroes 1955 José Ferrer, Dora Bryan, Trevor Howard, Victor Maddern, Anthony Newley, Sydney Tafler, Gladys Henson, Christopher Lee, Sam Kydd Hampshire, London, Surrey
Director : José Ferrer   Production Company : Warwick Film Productions  Region : LONDON C-D,SOUTH EAST A-D,SOUTH WEST

A Royal Marine Reserve Major must work with a veteran Captain and a group of incorrigible recruits to attempt what is generally regarded as a suicide mission: the covert destruction of an entire German shipyard in occupied France.

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Cockleshell Heroes - At a critical stage of the war, fast Merchant ships operating from Bordeaux were seriously endangering the British blockade. This is the former staff quarters building at the Royal Marine Artillery Barracks in Eastney, Hampshire.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche001. At a critical stage of the war, fast Merchant ships operating from Bordeaux were seriously endangering the British blockade. This is the former staff quarters building at the Royal Marine Artillery Barracks in Eastney, Hampshire.

Cockleshell Heroes - For political reasons saturation bombing was rejected: the Navy was unable to penetrate the defences without air cover. The Royal Marines were given the job. Through the archway can be seen the barracks’ Clock Tower.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche002. For political reasons saturation bombing was rejected: the Navy was unable to penetrate the defences without air cover. The Royal Marines were given the job. Through the archway can be seen the barracks’ Clock Tower.

Cockleshell Heroes - Captain Hugh Thompson RM (Trevor Howard) is greeted warmly when he arrives in Portsmouth. Clocktower Drive now runs through the archway at the former Eastney Barracks.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche003. Captain Hugh Thompson RM (Trevor Howard) is greeted warmly when he arrives in Portsmouth. Clocktower Drive now runs through the archway at the former Eastney Barracks.

Cockleshell Heroes - The Captain is told about Major Stringer whilst viewing the base. The parade ground at Eastney Barracks.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche004. The Captain is told about Major Stringer whilst viewing the base. The parade ground at Eastney Barracks.

Cockleshell Heroes - A car arrives at the guardhouse. Through the gateway stands The Royal Marine Artillery Tavern at the corner of Cromwell Road and Tokar Street in Eastney, Southsea, Hampshire.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche005. A car arrives at the guardhouse. Through the gateway stands The Royal Marine Artillery Tavern at the corner of Cromwell Road and Tokar Street in Eastney, Southsea, Hampshire.

Cockleshell Heroes - Having been arrested for canoeing in a restricted area, Major Geoffrey Stringer RM (José Ferrer) reports for duty. Inside the Main Gate of the Royal Marines’ Eastney Barracks on Cromwell Road, Southsea.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche006. Having been arrested for canoeing in a restricted area, Major Geoffrey Stringer RM (José Ferrer) reports for duty. Inside the Main Gate of the Royal Marines’ Eastney Barracks on Cromwell Road, Southsea.

Cockleshell Heroes - The Corporal of the Guard takes Major Stringer to his offices where Captain Thompson is waiting.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche007. The Corporal of the Guard takes Major Stringer to his offices where Captain Thompson is waiting.

Cockleshell Heroes - Sergeant Craig RM (Victor Maddern) introduces himself to the men who have volunteered for hazardous service.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche008. Sergeant Craig RM (Victor Maddern) introduces himself to the men who have volunteered for hazardous service.

Cockleshell Heroes - The marines respond to their names. Corporal Stevens (Peter Arne), Marine Bradley (John Van Eyssen), Marine Wilby, Marine Clarke (Anthony Newley), Marine Newville, Marine Steadman, Marine Vanner, Marine Hodgson, Marine Todd (Robert Desmond) . . .
Cockleshell Heroes

coche009. The marines respond to their names. Corporal Stevens (Peter Arne), Marine Bradley (John Van Eyssen), Marine Wilby, Marine Clarke (Anthony Newley), Marine Newville, Marine Steadman, Marine Vanner, Marine Hodgson, Marine Todd (Robert Desmond) . . .

Cockleshell Heroes - Major Stringer's car approaches the parade.
Cockleshell Heroes

coche010. Major Stringer's car approaches the parade.

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