Synopsis: It is the story of Jiří (Jan Meduna) and Jan (Petr Vanek), two Czech soldiers, battling alongside the allied forces against the Germans, during World War II in Tobruk, Libya. Jiří Pospichal, eighteen years old, signs up as a volunteer in the Czechoslovak army. His naive ideas about heroism are rawly confronted with the hell of the African desert, complicated relationships in his unit and the ubiquitous threat of death. All this takes its cruel toll on his self-respect and courage as the soldiers endure the horrors of war in the harsh and desolate landscape of the Libyan Desert during the siege of Tobruk.
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