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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

Commandos Strike at Dawn - 1942

This World War II action movie was shot in the Greater Victoria, Canada, area. Saanich Inlet stands in for Norwegian fjords. The airstrip is what would become the Victoria International Airport. Hall's Boat House (now Goldstream Marina) is where the wharf scenes are shot.

The photos here were taken at the time when "Nenamook" was tending "Prince David" while she was engaged in the picture “Commandos Strike at Dawn

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Commandoes Strike at Dawn

Paul Muni stars as a Norwegian fisherman whose taken on the extremely dangerous job of helping British commandos attack occupying Nazis

Commandos coming over the side of HMCS Prince David

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes

Commandos going over the side for another try

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes

A group of commandos on the stern of Nenamook

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes

Paul Muni and a female reporter

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes

Here they come again. Paul Muni is on the left of the scrambling net

From the collection of Scotty Neish

Courtesy of Carol Mayzes

 

 

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