Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops. On her way to Kuala Lumpur, the British secret agent Elaine’s plane is shot down near such a prison camp. The men hide her among them, but when the Japanese threaten them with torture, their morale weakens.
Charlton Heston stars as an American soldier behind Italian lines in World War II. In order to communicate German movements to the Allies, he uses carrier pigeons fitted with messages. As he grows more and more in love with the daughter of the family he stays with, the father accidentally feeds the pigeons to his family for Easter Dinner.
While serving in Cyprus with the British Army, Pvt. Potter and the rest of his platoon is assigned to a night patrol with the intention of capturing a rebel leader. The mission is ruined when Potter screams loudly and gives their position away. His superiors are intent on making an example of him and Potter is brought up on charges. His defense is that the reason he shouted out is that he saw God.
Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist and a Native American gentleman. The abolitionist’s daughter is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher when her fiance, a confederate officer, elopes with the girl’s sister. The daughter at first resists the publisher’s attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.