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Talk about Copying something.....
Both movies have basicly the same plot.
Brit Commandos diguised as POWs to raid a German strongpoint.
I like the story line in both movies,
I think the one with the Ger. Jews is quite interesting,
As well as the one where the Commandos "allowed" themselves to be captured.
Both equally good movies though.
I always had a soft spot for 'Play Dirty' with Michael Caine, again it was a similar plot to the previously mentioned films and did feature an 'Opel Blitz' ambulance. Also 'The English Patient' had some good desert scenes.
Hard to handle the last scene though. I really liked the M37 conversion.
'Raid on Rommel' was dreck when I was a kid, so I don't know if I'd be any kinder now; I recall the stripes on the road and how it was obviously shot in Baja (and probably some outside of LA in the Mojave). Since it was a Unviersal movie, at least they they had use of the neat MBZ G4 staff car in amongst the M60's, M211's and a WC-56.
I love all the north afrika movies, but i must say i prefer the 1940s stuff. My fav directors are michael powell& emeric pressburger. some fantastic war genre films, one of our aircraft is missing/a canturbury tale with one of the first 'grafic matches'in film history.