for a brief cameo early in the film by Richard Harris as a pilot sent
to try to blow the guns up; after an unsuccessful mission where some
pilots and crews were lost - he gives the commander a straight answer
to whether the guns can be destroyed from the air
haven't got a bomb big enough to blow up those bloody guns, and thatís
the bloody truth sir!"
by many as in the top ten of all time war movies it was especially ground
breaking in the Special Effects department. It was nominated for 7 American
Academy Award including Best Picture, Best Director, Best (Adapted)
Screenplay. It won just best special effects.