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
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Opening credits: Any resemblance between characters in this film to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more
When the escaped prisoners attack the two German tanks, one uses a machine gun taken from a half track. As he attacks the Germans, the sound of the machine gun firing is clearly heard. However, the weapon lacks an ammunition belt and is therefore not loaded. Further, there is no muzzle flash when it is supposed to be firing. See more
Sgt. David H. Thatcher
He's not worth saving, not even for THAT!
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant