Raid on Rommel uit 1971


Raid on Rommel 1971Raid on Rommel is an American B movie from 1971, set in North Africa during the Second World War. It stars Richard Burton as a British commando attempting to destroy German gun emplacements in Tobruk. Much of the action footage was re-used from the 1967 film Tobruk and the storyline is also largely the same.


Libya 1943, British Army Captain Alex Forster allows himself to be captured by a German convoy transporting British prisoners. Once integrated with the prisoners, Forster plans to take over the convoy with the help of the prisoners and redirect it towards the Libyan port town of Tobruk. In a journey that has a few twists and turns including Forster running into Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, they finally reach Tobruk where they must destroy a coastal battery and escape to awaiting Royal Navy battleships.