of the harshest campaigns of World War II was the Battle
for the Atlantic, where the sailors of merchant convoys braved foul
weather and U-Boat wolf packs to keep supply lines open for a beleaguered
Britain.Without the arrival of convoys Britain could have been starved
into submission by Hitler's Germany and the very bad guys would have
had an excellent chance of winning the war. Fortunately they didn't
and in 1953
Cruel Sea splashes the salt spray in your face and has you biting your
nails in the expectation of a torpedo amidships. Its power comes from
the tension of fighting an unseen enemy and the psychological effects
that had on officers and men.
interesting was for scenes like the lift raft they really were bobbing
up and won in a large tank full of freezing oil and water at the studio,
I’m not sure you’d get many stars these days enduring such conditions.