World War ll. 1944. Summertime.
Dr. Bruno Van Dam takes care of the citizens of German-occupied Ramsel, Belgium, whatever their politics, resistance fighters, collaborators, or ordinary citizens.
Secretly, however, he hides a Jewish orphan and two British pilots. Then his son Eric happens to be one of four youngsters who get picked up in town by the German military and forcibly transported to Germany, presumably to work in a work camp, where atrocious treatment and starvation are regular fare
Matters get dangerous and complicated as the doctor fights huge odds to get his son freed using all, even questionable means.