In Nazi-occupied Italy, a local doctor, who is a resistance fighter, detonates a bomb to kill Germans but is faced with a moral dilemma when the Germans threaten to execute 300 Italian hostages if the culprit doesn't surrender.
French soldiers accidentally cross over from Mexico into the US. In doing so they rescue a woman from an Indian raid and take her to Fort Sharp. After they arrive the fort is besieged by ... See full summary »
A mental patient with a violent past is released from the institution, against the advice of his doctors, and sent back to his old neighborhood. Realizing that he can't handle the pressures... See full summary »
Set during the Pacific War against the Japanese, this WW2 drama discerns between achieving one's mission at any cost versus preserving the lives under one's command and enforcing discipline through fear as opposed to mutual respect.
In 1944, during D-Day plus two, American sergeant Edward Baxter and a platoon of American infantrymen depart Omaha Beach in Normandy and proceed inland. At the nearby French village of Verville, the platoon encounters a farm house that is heavily fortified by a group of SS soldiers. The Germans also hold a number of local French villagers as hostages. After a short negotiation between the Germans and the Americans, a violent battle ensues. The American soldiers prevail, despite some losses. The French hostages are freed. Together with them is a humane Wehrmacht Major who used to be the Commandant of the area during the German Occupation. He is wounded and unarmed. The villagers protect him on the account that he once saved their lives during German reprisals for acts committed by the French Resistance. An American colonel and his staff officers arrive in a jeep and order sergeant Baxter to evacuate the French civilians and the German Major to the beach. The reason given is that a ...Written by