Battle of the Commandos

Battle of the Commandos (also known as Legion of the Damned) is a European Macaroni-War film directed in 1969 by Umberto Lenzi. The movie was a co-production between Italy (where it was released as La legione dei dannati), West Germany (where is known with the title Die zum Teufel gehen) and Spain (where is known as La brigada de los condenados).[2][3]

Battle of the Commandos
Directed byUmberto Lenzi
Screenplay by
Music by
CinematographyAlejandro Ulloa[1]
Edited byGiese Rohm[1]
  • Tritone Filmindustria Roma S.r.l.
  • Eguiluz Films
  • Hape-Film GmbH[1]
Release date
  • 12 August 1969 (1969-08-12) (Spain)
  • 17 April 1970 (1970-04-17) (West Germany)
Running time
94 minutes
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • West Germany[1]



Battle of the Commandos was released in Spain on August 12, 1969 as La brigada de los condenados.[1] It was released in West Germany on April 17, 1970 as Die zum Teufel gehen.[1]


  1. "Die zum Teufel gehen". (in German). Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  2. Hans-Michael Bock, Tim Bergfelder. The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009. ISBN 0857455656.
  3. Louis Paul. Italian Horror Film Directors. McFarland, 2004. ISBN 0786487496.
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