Above Us the Waves (1955)

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Above Us the Waves is a 1955 British war film directed by Ralph Thomas, about human torpedo and midget submarine attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz. It is based on two true-life attacks on the Tirpitz by British commando frogmen, first using Chariot manned torpedoes in Operation Title in 1942, and then X-Craft midget submarines in Operation Source in 1943. Some of the original equipment was used in the film.

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Cmdr. Fraser

Lt Alec Duffy

Lt Tom Corbett


Captain of the Tirpitz

German Officer

Harry Towb

Cyril Chamberlain
CPO Chubb


Leslie Weston

Diver Navigator, X2

Thomas Heathcote

Engineer, X2

Lt. Anderson

No. 1, X2

Guido Lorraine
Officer Interpreter


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Above Us the Waves (1955) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date29 March 1955
GenreDrama, War, History, Adventure
Filming LocationsPinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK
LanguageEnglish, German, Swedish
Sound MixMono
ColorBlack and White
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassWar Drama
ThemesWar At Sea
TonesTense, Claustrophobic, Gritty

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