A sizeable amount of battle scene footage was left out of the final cut, but a use was soon found for it. Outtakes were used to provide battle scenes in Fireball Forward (1972). The film was also produced by Frank McCarthy and Edmund H. North wrote the screenplay. Morgan Paull also appeared in this production
Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
In the opening war scene, set in North Africa, two vultures are shown in the abandoned camp. These are Griffon Vultures which are extremely rare in North Africa (but more common in Spain where the film was shot).
Opening credits prologue: KASSERINE PASS TUNISIA, 1943
The Italian version is approx. 20 minutes shorter and removes all scenes set in the German Military HQ and/or showing German officers: although the credits still include the names of German performers, like Karl Michael Vogler as Marshall Rommel, their characters never appear onscreen in the Italian release.
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