A commando unit is dropped behind the German lines in Italy and its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. He is picked up by a ragtag group of local youths, who strike a bargain with him--they will help him blow the dam if he will help them get revenge on the Germans, who have taken over their village and killed their parents.
Bust The Dam!-- Blow Up The War!
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said of this movie, "It shows how war destroys mentally as well as physically. We are all destroyed . . . myself, Rock [Rock Hudson
] and the children." See more
When the German Major and German Captain enter the radio room after the raid on the village, the radioman 'corpse' in the chair clearly takes several quick controlled breaths by breathing with his abdomen, then visibly swallows, right before he starts holding his breath. He is immediately knocked out of his chair and out of frame off screen by the Captain, probably to prevent more visible breathing from a corpse on the film. See more
Bianca the Italian Surgeon
I'm a doctor, not a soldier.
You're tied in with us now, until it's over.
Referenced in Django Unchained