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In the desert of Libya and on the rugged island of Crete two expert teams investigate daring war-time missions of Allied Special Forces to capture or kill Nazi Generals Erwin Rommel and Heinrich Kreipe. The documentary shows the exotic locations of these secret war-time operations. Impressing CGIs help to re-construct the Special Forces’ daring landing operations and the fatal circumstances of the shoot-out in Rommel’s HQ. With disarming candor, eyewitnesses talk in front of the camera, while thrilling reenactments catch the real drama of their dangerous missions. These are the stories of Allied operatives on secret missions to eliminate the Nazi threat – the “real Basterds.”

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