Klaus Muller, a battle-hardened veteran, finds himself fighting for his life on the Russian front. Surrounded by overwhelming numbers of Russian tanks and planes, he and his men are doomed until famed German tank ace, Michael Wittmann, shows up in his Tiger Tank and saves the day. Once wounded, Klaus is transferred to Normandy to serve under Field Marshal Rommel just days before the Allied invasion. Much to his surprise, he finds that his beloved Klaudia is also stationed nearby as a field nurse. Unfortunately, so is her father, who is working with the French resistance and now finds himself pursued by the ruthless Gestapo officer Brahms, whose search leads him to Klaus and Klaudia attempting a rescue. They are caught and imprisoned. As D-Day begins and the Allies attack from the beaches and the sky, they escape from the prison, fighting the Gestapo in the middle of the biggest invasion in world history. We follow the D-Day invasion through the scared eyes of Sgt. Roberts whose path ... Written by
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One of the shots of an explosion by a tank the lead actor Struckmann actually was hit by the explosion and had his hair singed, it was a pyrotechnical malfunction that should not have been in the film, but since he "donated" some of his hair and it came out to be a great shot it was put in the finished film. See more
German troops are seen in several scenes in both Russia and France utilizing Finnish Suomi KP-31 submachine guns. In reality, only around 3,000 of these weapons were imported from Finland, and most of them ended up in the hands of SS or police units, rather than in front line combat. See more