In North Africa during World War II, Major David Brand is assigned to lead a British commando raid into German-held Benghazi to retrieve whatever documents they can lay their hands on at the German headquarters. His number two will be Capt. Jimmy Leith who speaks Arabic fluently and knows Benghazi well. Brand also learns that his beautiful wife Jane and Leith were lovers before the war, creating tension between the two. Brand is untested in battle and freezes at a critical moment, losing the respect of his men. After the raid, the trek back is arduous and takes its toll on the men. It also results in only one of the two senior officers surviving.
The Desert Commando Raid They Wiped Off the Record Books!
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Based on the book "Amère Victoire", which was written by the suspected traitor of the French Resistance, René Hardy
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Brand whistles at the ruined fort, but the sound of the whistle comes about one second later. See more
[walking into a room where Leith is adjusting the fan
[contemptuously after adjusting the fans downward
I thought that fan should. uh, cool the colonel's head and not the flies on the ceiling.
End credits are designed to look like they came from a typewriter (although in white on a dark background). There are no upper case letters (capitals) in the credits. See more
Referenced in The Dreamers