1942, the Italians and Germans hold control of the African
coast. This is the situation when a commando of a Mediterranean
base is being trained for a somewhat unusual operation: Thy must reach
an oasis controlled by the Italians and replace them, keeping hold of
the base until the Allied landing.
The initial moment of
action hinges on surprise. The Americans, headed by a
non-commissioned officer and a Captain, have prepared all details and
are ready to face any possible situation. Their behavior is
dictated by the ruthless determination to reach the target and complete
their mission successfully. Having replace the small Italian
detachment while the German party is going to reach them, the men of the
"commando" are getting ready to face all contingencies without any help
to rely upon.
The possession of the
small water well, the only one all through an extensive desert land, is
the only thing that matters. It must be held by hook or by crook
until the bulk of the Allied Forces arrive.
Their disguise might be
discovered at any moment, and there would be no hope for escape.
This happens just before the Allied invasion begins and the commandos
fight until there is only one commando and one German still alive.
They spare each others lives as they sit amongst the absurdity of war.
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