A group of Italian soldiers awaits a final tank assault at daybreak.
During the height of World War II, a diverse group of Italian men is sent to Northern Africa to help defend the region from the advancing British army. Unfortunately, the soldiers are unprepared for the harsh desert, and they are easily overwhelmed by British troops. The surviving men find shelter in a friendly village, where they are ordered to maintain their position. From there, all the Italian soldiers can do is wait for the siege of enemy troops and certain death.