As a child, I generally didn’t collect military toys, preferring instead sci-fi, horror, and fantasy merchandise. But I made a happy exception for this incredible toy, the awesome “Navarone Playset.”
The novel was adapted to film as “the Greatest High Adventure Ever Filmed!” in 1961, by director J. Lee Thompson. It was a huge hit, and spawned both a written and filmed sequel, Force 10 from Navarone. The 1978 movie starred Harrison Ford and was directed by Guy Hamilton.