At a military stockade in North Africa, prisoners are forced to run up and down a hill of sand and stone under the hot sun with full equipment. When one drops from exhaustion, busted sergeant major Connery tries to get him medical help, but sadistic sergeant Hendry orders the man to keep
marching, and the man soon dies. Connery tries to file a formal complaint but is brutally beaten for his trouble, an act which finally motivates kindly prison doctor Redgrave to step in and put a halt to the cruelty. Before he can act, though, mutiny breaks out and the angry prisoners kill Hendry,
losing any chance for improving their conditions. An intense, if slightly overlong, d...