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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.
The picture of Tammy MacRoberts' wife is actually a photo of actress Sybil Williams, Richard Burton's then wife.
He's just a boy, he...
Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts: We've got no use for boys here - particularly not as officers.
Tom Bartlett: You can't be much older than he is.
Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts: I don't know whether I am or not. I do know that I've been here for a year and one of the first things I learned was that this ...
In the scene where "Tammy" and the others are being taken to a German pow camp in a truck convoy and strafed by allied aircraft, besides the inaccurate invasion stripes of the American P-51, other shots show stock footage of a Grumman Avenger diving in as well. The Avenger was primarily used in the Pacific theater and did not enter service until June of '42.
Opening credits prologue: 1941 LIBYAN DESERT NORTH AFRICA