- 1 hr 46 min
On the eve of the Battle of El Alamein in June of 1942 Joe Gunn, an American Sergeant and pilot of an M3Lee tank, along with his crew, come across a group of Allied misfits. They have taken refuge in a bombed out First Aid Station. When learning of advancing Afrika Korps, he agrees to take the misfits with him. While searching for water they come across a deserted Saharan oasis. Gunn discovers that the well has dried up, but pretends it is full. Even after a battle for control starts he holds his ground. Hoping to buy time he keeps up the pretense. Finally the Germans catch up to the group of misfits. The Germans attack, but are beaten back over and over.