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.
Jim Beaver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When iron men in iron monsters fought for a continent !
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Opening credits: Any resemblance between characters in this film to any persons living or dead is purely coincidental. See more
The German Captain Ritter takes Sgt. David Thatcher to a POW camp run 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!
"To the War Office. The Royal Armoured Corps and The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards) who made possible the tank sequence. We extend our grateful thanks." See more
Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant