A troop of British soldiers are out in the jungle to record jungle noises and troop noises in the jungle so that the recordings can be played back by other troops to divert the enemy to their whereabouts. As they progress to what they think is closer to the base camp they find themselves farther and farther from radio range until the only channel they can get clearly is that of a Japanese broadcast. They now realize they are probably only 10 to 15 miles from a Japanese camp! The tension is added to by rowdy and openly admitted "non-hero" Private Bamforth who has nothing good to say about anyone and especially Corporal Johnstone (who holds an equal dislike for Bamforth). When a Japanese soldier is taken as their prisoner, the true colors of each man comes to the surface ...
Raw emotions bared !
Did You Know?
This was granted an X certificate when it was initially released, mainly due to the harshness of its language. The word "bastard" is uttered several times throughout the film. See more
In the hut the soldiers' clothes become dry very quickly. Even when Laurence Harvey
is wringing his shirt to get the water out, the rest of his clothes are dry. In the jungle during the rainy season, clothes would take hours if not days to dry out. See more
Pvt. 'Bammo' Bamforth
I hope they carve your brother up... I hope they carve your bloody brother up!
Bless 'Em All
Written by Fred Godfrey
, Jimmy Hughes
and Frank Lake
Performed by the cast See more