yET one more variation on the
North African war theme (I have lost count of them now) and, I suppose, in that campaign where individual effort and improvisation counted for so much stories about it could go on ad infinitum. Here we are concerned with the Long Range Desert Group whose job it was to try to destroy supplies built up by the Germans preparing for their push towards Cairo.
By now British studios can do this sort of thing with their eyes shut, and the usual competent performances are turned in by Richard Attcnborough (cynical, hard-bitten), John Gregson (spick and span regular officer), Michael Craig (civilian turned soldier), and other traditional types.
The way is hard and sandy and the holocaust is heavy. The film safs nothing new but what ii says it says well.