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The War Devils (1969, Italy)

Original / alternative title: I diavoli della guerra

Categories: desert movies infantry movies paratroopers movies tank movies special forces movies artillery movies

The War Devils

Director: Bitto Albertini

Czas: 96 minut

Laguages: English

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2019-02-17 / 2019-02-17

American offensive in Northern Africa is halted by two German naval guns hidden inside a cave capable to cover the large area with their deadly fire. Special operation aims to destroy them, but Afrika Korps is guarding the area well.

American tanks are ready to make a final push in Africa, but their advance is halted by the naval guns battery hidden in the mountain cave. Unable to destroy it any other way Americans decide to send Colonel Steele and unit of soldiers to approach the target and blow up the guns. Dropped on parachutes near the oasis Americans are quickly detected by the Afrika Korps infantry and have to fight their way inside the cave. The time is not on their side - the offensive has already started and if they won’t destroy the guns many Americans will die. Despite the ongoing tanks advance Major Meinike decides to guard the cave and guns inside. Overrun by the Americans he manages to take few of them prisoner, but surrounded by enemies the only option for him is to set out into the desert and hope that he will be able to find German positions.

Italian war movie set during the World War 2 in Northern Africa and in France during the Allied invasion. Even though the creators made some effort and film contains a lot of action scenes it is the typical pulp movie with very superficial plot, over-simplified characters and not very involving story. Of course modern tanks were used in the desert scenes, those scenes were taken from different war movie, which was typical in Italian low budget productions, the first part of the movie was inspired by classic The Guns of Navarone (by being exactly the same), but the main problem was with the action scenes themselves - there are a lot of cut scenes of people running and shooting, tanks making a lot of noise, the infantry clashes, but all of it is just pure chaos and most of them are completely meaningless for the story.

Our rating


Film value

3 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy

1 / 5

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Creators of The War Devils

Bitto Albertini movies

Bitto Albertini


Cast of The War Devils

Venantino Venantini movies venantino-venantini

Venantino Venantini

as Major Heinrich Meinike

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Guy Madison

as George Vincent

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Anthony Steel

as Colonel James Steele

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Enrique Avila

as Franz Kelner

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Claudio Biava

as Sergeant Kelp

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Pascale Petit

as Jeanine Raush

Events depicted in The War Devils

World War II (1936-1945)

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