This low-budget American offering by veteran director Lee Frost was the first of the “Naziploitation” films, inspiring movies such as Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1974) and its sequels; SS Experiment Camp (1976) and Last Orgy of the Third Reich (1977).
Though it’s far tamer than some of the atrocities that were to come, it contains most of the key elements that would be recycled over and over again as this most disreputable of sub-genres developed.
It’s not a nice film by any stretch of the imagination, but compared to some of the films that were to follow in its wake, it almost seems tame.
Two undercover American WACs – Lt. Linda Harman (Maria Lease) and Lt. Grace Freeman (Kathy Williams) – volunteer to infiltrate a Nazi POW camp in Steingaden known as Love Camp 7 – a facility run by the SS to provide German officers with a bit of R&R mixed with rape, humiliation and violence – to find and rescue scientist Martha Grossman.
The pair are subjected to the same treatment as the rest of the hapless (mostly Jewish) women who have been rounded up by the SS to function as sex slaves for the Reich.
After a lot of seedy and unattractive men have tormented them, the women find their target and attempt to make good their escape.
There’s no real plot after the first twenty minutes or so and the film just degenerates into a series of rape, humiliation and torture scenes that have no real entertainment value at all. The attempted rescue of the prisoner is largely forgotten for the bulk of the film, resurfacing only near the end to facilitate some sort of ending.
Love Camp 7 is still banned in the UK because of “eroticised depictions of sexual violence and repeated association of sex with restraint, pain and humiliation.”
WAC Lt. Linda Harman
WAC Lt. Grace Freeman
Sgt. Klaus Müller
Bruce Kimball (as Bruce Kemp)
Captain Robert Calais
General Erich von Hamer
Col. Karl Müller
Col. Max Kemp
James E. McLarty
WARNING: This film contains graphic sexual content, nudity and depictions of sexual violence and sexual abuse. Viewer discretion is advised. For adults only. 18+