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block·house / ˈbläkˌhous/ • n. a reinforced concrete shelter used as an observation point. ∎ hist. a one-storied timber building with loopholes, used as a fort.

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Blockhouse woof! 1973

Four men are entombed in a subterranean stronghold for six years after the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Encourages claustrophobic feeling in viewer. Based on Jean Paul Cle-berts' novel “Le Blockhaus.” 88m/C VHS, DVD . GB Peter Sellers, Charles Aznavour, Per Os-carsson, Peter Vaughan, Leon Lissek, Alfred Lynch, Jeremy Kemp; D: Clive Rees.