FILM : Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER 1955 José Ferrer, Dora Bryan, Trevor Howard, Victor Maddern, Anthony Newley, Sydney Tafler, Gladys Henson, Christopher Lee, Sam Kydd, Yana Southsea, Portsmouth and Eastney Barracks, Hampshire; Shepperton, Surrey; Portugal and London
Director : José Ferrer   Production Company : Warwick Film Productions  Region : LONDON C-D,SOUTH EAST A-D,SOUTH WEST,REST OF THE WORLD

A Royal Marine Reserve Major must work with a veteran Captain and a group of incorrigible recruits to attempt what is generally regarded as a suicide mission: the covert destruction of an entire German shipyard in occupied France.

Screen captures and NOW shots provided by James Churcher and uploaded by Richard Lovejoy

Chris Churcher (25.06.2016) whilst writing about The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery wrote:

Cockleshell Heroes, early in the film a train goes across a level crossing this is Fort Brockhurst station on the branch from Fareham to Gosport (just a mile or so from where I am sat now !)

The railway went finally in 1969 but the same scene with the station house still standing can be seen today.

proof..... I was born a short distance away and it was my local station, my school during the late 60's was just behind the camera !n (Brune Park)

Cockleshell Heroes was filmed round and about Eastney and Portsmouth. When the cast were sent off on a survival course. Near their completion José Ferrer was filmed in a lorry which was waiting at a rail level crossing. This in fact was at the gates of the Brockhurst Station, Military Road, Gosport. The gates and lines are long gone, but the station remains.

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Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER - Military Road, Gosport, looking north from Fort Brockhurst station crossing. The station closed in 1953
Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER

cocher001. Military Road, Gosport, looking north from Fort Brockhurst station crossing. The station closed in 1953

cocher001n. Now a cycleway.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-12-2016)

Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER - Military Road, Gosport, Hants., from Fort Brockhurst station crossing.
Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER

cocher002. Military Road, Gosport, Hants., from Fort Brockhurst station crossing.

cocher002n. Military Road looking north.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-12-2016)

Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER - A Drummond class T9 at Fort Brockhurst station that closed in 1953
Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER

cocher003. A Drummond class T9 at Fort Brockhurst station that closed in 1953

cocher003n. Fortunately the station building and the platform remain.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-12-2016)

Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER - Station Road at the junction with Military Road, Gosport, Hants
Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER

cocher004. Station Road at the junction with Military Road, Gosport, Hants

cocher004n. A similar shot without foreground interest but the houses are just visible behind the trees and bushes and the sign says "Station Road".
(Modern Photo Added: 28-12-2016)

Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER - Turning on to Military Road from Station Road, Gosport, Hants with Fort Brockhurst station on the left.
Cockleshell Heroes - TRAILER

cocher005. Turning on to Military Road from Station Road, Gosport, Hants with Fort Brockhurst station on the left.

cocher005n. The station building survived the lines closure but the track did not.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-12-2016)

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