Raid on Rommel

Synopsis: Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand-picked commandos, but a mix-up leaves him with a medical unit containing a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Henry Hathaway
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
 
IMDB:
5.6
GP
Year:
1971
99 min
17 Views


Don't worry, she's real.

Belongs to an Italian general.

Any more? - No, she's the only one.

Signorina Vivian something or other.

English pigs!

She's the only passenger...

- What happened to the 5th Commandos?

That's an interesting question.

To ask it makes this the bloody

muck-up of all time. - Who are you?

Sergeant MacKenzie, 5th Commandos.

- 5th Commandos? Any others here?

Well, we're it.

Ed Brown, Bill Wembley,

Dan Garth and Reilly.

We were left behind when

our unit was moved. Acute dysentery.

Except me. I got a bad tattoo

from Alexandria. - And the others?

Shipped to a prison camp in Tunisia.

- Oh, Jesus Christ.

I don't see why that's a surprise.

- Did he brief you? Major Farrow?

Only what he had to. He told us

we were going to Tobruk as prisoners.

On the way, we'd scuttle

the German guard and take over.

Your credentials say you're an expert

on the harbor guns at Tobruk.

If it's any comfort, we had 50 men

trained to blow them to Hell.

You said

he only told you what he had to.

Any idiot private

could spell it out, sir.

Rommel is building up supplies

in Tobruk for his next attack.

He controls the air. The only way

to clobber Tobruk is from the sea.

To clear the way for Navy

those guns have to be knocked out.

That's it, isn't it?

- That's it.

I don't think it concerns us.

- It does. How many men do you have?

Whatever nonsense you have in mind

you're not involving my men.

At 1700 hours tomorrow, one of

our planes will attack the convoy.

The purpose was to create confusion

so the 5th Commandos could take over.

A deliberate air attack?

- Nevertheless, the pilot will strike.

To scrub this mission

I need a radio. The only way I can

do that is by taking over the convoy.

And then?

Then we drive back to British lines.

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