About the film
war crimes small town nazi bridge us army firearm dead soldier steel helmet teenage boy american abroad anti war shot children in wartime
Release Date: October 21, 1959
|Genres||:||Drama, History, War|
|Production Companies||:||Fono Film|
|Producers||:||Rudolf Fichtner, Hans Wolff, Karl Hellmer|
|Writers||:||Bernhard Wicki, Michael Mansfeld, Karl-Wilhelm Vivier, Manfred Gregor|
A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge.