Twelve O'Clock High

Season 3 Episode 17

The Hunters and the Killers

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Jan 13, 1967 on ABC



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Commodore Leon Crompton: (to Colonel Joseph Anson Gallagher) Do you know what I told him {Major General Edward Britt}? I'd swallow ground glass, if I had to -- to go back to sea in a fight.

    • Commodore Leon Crompton: (to Major General Edward Britt) I'd swallow this if I knew it was full of ground glass. They're going to let me fight again.

  • Notes

    • Winston Churchill wrote, "The only thing that ever really frightened me during the war was the U-boat peril."

    • The Treaty of Versailles limited the surface Navy of Germany to six battleships (of less than 10,000 tones each), six cruisers, and 12 destroyers. There weren't limits on the U-boats, which turned out to be Germany's greatest Naval advantage.

    • During World War II, U-boats were a major component of the Battle of the Atlantic, which lasted the entire duration of the war in Europe.

  • Allusions