A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.
September 1942 – With Erwin Rommel’s Afrika Korps on the march through Egypt, a British special forces unit, composed of German Jews who serve with the British despite the mutual resentment between both, kidnap a Canadian officer who is an expert topographer and who is held prisoner by the Vichy French in Algeria. The officer, Donald Craig, must negotiate a company of British and German-Jewish commandos through 800 miles of the Sahara to aide a pending amphibious landing against Tobruk’s massive fuel storage base – a mission that sees one impediment after another, and which discovers an undetected German armored force ready to win the battle of Egypt.
Director: Arthur Hiller
Writer: Leo Gordon (as Leo V. Gordon)
Stars: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green