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Gift Horse

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Released: 4th April 2022. In 1940, the Royal Navy is frantically recruiting for WWII so pulls Lieutenant Commander Fraser out of retirement to captain the HMS Ballantrae, herself recently re-commissioned and lent by the Americans to a seriously under-resourced British Navy. Despite an inauspicious start and multiple repairs, Fraser crafts the ship and its crew into an efficient fighting force, culminating in a daring mission to destroy a French dockyard which is crucial to the Nazis in maintaining their formidable battleships. The climax of the film is a fictional account of the real-life St Nazaire Raid of 1942 AKA Operation Chariot - led by a ship very similar to the Gift Horse itself, and celebrated as The Greatest Raid of All.

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  • Details

    Released:
    4th April 2022
    Category:
    War
    Studio:
    StudioCanal
    Format:
    DVD
    Certification:
    Parental Guidance – General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children
    Barcode:
    5055201847713
  • Description

    In 1940, the Royal Navy is frantically recruiting for WWII so pulls Lieutenant Commander Fraser out of retirement to captain the HMS Ballantrae, herself recently re-commissioned and lent by the Americans to a seriously under-resourced British Navy. Despite an inauspicious start and multiple repairs, Fraser crafts the ship and its crew into an efficient fighting force, culminating in a daring mission to destroy a French dockyard which is crucial to the Nazis in maintaining their formidable battleships. The climax of the film is a fictional account of the real-life St Nazaire Raid of 1942 AKA Operation Chariot - led by a ship very similar to the Gift Horse itself, and celebrated as The Greatest Raid of All.
    Region Code:
    Region 2
    Duration:
    96 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Bonus Footage, Documentaries: 'Operation Chariot and HMS Campbeltown: James Dorrian Remembers the Real Gift Horse', 'Ceremony Commemorating 5 Year Anniversary of the St Nazaire Raid', Image Gallery, Trailers
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