film has special interest to me because it was portrayed on real events
not released until 1978. The daring and pure courage of these exploits
draw breath. Itís not a very serious film and has plenty of comic events
but once you sit back and consider the content it all starts to sink
in. If you can just sit back and watch the film for what it is you will
really enjoy it - it's not there to be critiqued.
film is dedicated to Earl Mountbatten (former beloved viceroy of India and an honorary commander
of the Calcutta Light Horse). He was assassinated by the cowardly IRA
in 1979 by planting a bomb on his boat while he
was in holiday in the South of Ireland. His grandson, Nicholas, aged
14 and Paul Maxwell were also killed in the blast.