At the start of World War II, Cmdr. Ericson is assigned to convoy escort HMS Compass Rose with inexperienced officers and men just out of training. The winter seas make life miserable enough, but the men must also harden themselves to rescuing survivors of U-Boat attacks, while seldom able to strike back. Traumatic events afloat and ashore create a warm bond between the skipper and his first officer. Atmospheric sea footage.
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Sir, reports from HQ say that there are five U-boats in this area.
Five? It was good of them to tell us!
[Later that evening
Now they say there are nine U-boats operating around this area.
Nine? Good grief, we must be very popular this evening!
Referenced in Hitler: The Comedy Years
The Chestnut Tree
or "The Spreading Chestnut Tree" (uncredited)
Author unknown, perhaps traditional song
Sung by the sailors in the raft to keep awake See more