Daniel Thatcher is an American sergeant serving with a British tank corps in North Africa. He and most of his unit are captured by the Germans, who learn his identity as a man who once tried to assassinate Josef Goebbels, Hitler's right-hand man. Thatcher's wife was killed in the concentration camps, and now, after his failed attempt to kill the Nazi leader, Thatcher is a real prize for his captors. But Thatcher prefers not to go back to Germany as a prize, so he leads his fellow tankers in an escape attempt. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
August 1958 (USA)
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The "tiger" tanks shown in the movie are British Centurion tanks painted with German insignia. The North Africa campaign was too early in the war for Tigers to be available. See more
The German Captain Ritter takes SGT David Thatcher to a POW camp ran by the Italians. At the camp are several trucks purporting to belong to the Italian army. They are British Bedford 3 ton 4 x 4 GS QLs with right hand drive and were only used by British forces in the desert of North Africa during WWII. There is also a British Austin K2 Ambulance present at the POW camp. See more
Sgt. David H. Thatcher
He's not worth saving, not even for THAT!
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant