This classified WWII film, shot by the 12th Combat Camera Unit and released by the Office of Strategic Services, shows the activities of Axis Saboteurs operating in North Africa. The film shows how in Tunisia, several Arab saboteurs were arrested, and forced to confess about their activities. A "saboteurs box" is shown that includes TNT, rubber hoses to make an altitude bomb, and various detonators and other devices. At 2:00, a saboteur demonstrates how to place an altitude bomb inside an airplane wing. At 2:45, a time bomb is shown with an electric blasting cap and magnetic back, that is shown cracking the engine block of an aircraft. Primacord is shown at the 4:45 mark, another device in the saboteur's kit. This rope-like explosive can almost sever the tail of an airplane. Devices to destroy railroad tracks are also shown, as well as plastic explosives (6:28) that can be shaped into any crevice. At 7:15, saboteurs are shown being landed by parachute and through light boats. But native saboteurs, well paid by the Germans, were apparently some of the biggest threats. According to the narrator, saboteurs who were caught — were executed.
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