In 1941 Lieutenant Commander Jeffords (James Franciscus), an American serving with the Royal Navy, is assigned to Valletta, Malta, to command a flotilla of Motor Torpedo Boats for a top secret mission. Jeffords is granted permission to take his friend, Chief Petty Officer Yacov (Reuven Bar-Yotam), an Israeli/Palestinian, with him. Through scrounging spare parts from sunken craft, the battered flotilla is able to piece together three seaworthy craft.
Jeffords' mission is to destroy a former Italian submarine base in Augusta, Sicily, that now contains the German's Fritz X glide bombs that have been taking a heavy toll of British shipping. As the bombs are stored in former submarine pens tunneled inside a mountain, an aerial attack is unfeasible. It is up to Jeffords to determine how he will accomplish his mission.
We kicked off the New Year with a rollicking good game of Cruel Seas, recreating - with some poetic license in the interest of making a good wargame - the big nighttime battle at the end of the film.
Thanks to Rob for bringing the tripod and taking some great photos.
We spent Saturday, November 9th, at the Lone Star Flight Museum, running WWI, WWII, and post-WWII aircraft vs. aircraft simulations using three very different rule sets. The venue is awesome as the Museum was in the midst of its Veteran's Weekend celebrations.
Everyone had a great time, we entertained and educated a number of families, publicized the hobby and the club, and built a great relationship with the Museum staff.
We look forward to 2020 with helping out with the Lone Star Flight Museum's plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, throughout the summer months.
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