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Single-Handed a.k.a. Sailor of the King (1953)
Whoever uploaded this to YouTube claims 1952, but it’s definitely a 1953 flick.
The fil-um moves CS Forester’s story from the First World War to the Second World War and we have Hollywood’s Jeffrey Hunter as a Canadian.
But it’s a cracking piece of cinema from Roy Boulting. Incredible battle sequence from 25-minutes onward. Bernard Lee, Victor Maddern and Sam Kydd play their character roles with the humour and sangfroid expected from a black-and-white British war film. Well worth watching before YouTube delete it.
Damage Control saved HMS Cleopatra “… was able to proceed under her own power.”
One of a series of damage control posters produced by the Royal Navy.