A commando unit is dropped behind the German lines in Italy and its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. He is picked up by a ragtag group of local youths, who strike a bargain with him--they will help him blow the dam if he will help them get revenge on the Germans, who have taken over their village and killed their parents. Written by
Meet Captain Turner's Baby Brigade! When they get hurt they cry! When they get mad they kill! Give them a ball, they'll make up a game! Give them a grenade, they'll blow up the world!
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The film is based on a true World War II incident that occurred when the German army was making its last stand in Italy. See more
When the German Major and German Captain enter the radio room after the raid on the village, the radioman 'corpse' in the chair clearly takes several quick controlled breaths by breathing with his abdomen, then visibly swallows, right before he starts holding his breath. He is immediately knocked out of his chair and out of frame off screen by the Captain, probably to prevent more visible breathing from a corpse on the film. See more
[after being shot in the arm by Aldo
Just what I need. A shoe shine. Congratulations. You've just captured a whole live German.
Referenced in Django Unchained