A coldhearted photo journalist accidentally causes a town to believe they are liberated and when the Nazis move in with their murderous torture methods, she learns the true meaning of human suffering during war.
While in the front, Lt. Hanley is surprisingly summoned to go to London. He goes to a hotel, where the journalist Ted Slocum unsuccessfully sounds him out in the bar. Then he receives a mysterious phone call and heads to the informed address. Hanley is interviewed by the British intelligence and asked to go to France to bring the French physicist Dr. Barole to Switzerland. Dr.Barole is an old acquaintance of Hanley, who studied with his son when he was teenager. Dr. Barole has unsuccessfully tried to flee from occupied France but lost his son. Now he does not trust ...
A young woman who cannot face the horrors of the war isolates herself in an idyllic garden which is unscathed by German bombs and refuses to leave. Saunders attempts to evacuate her before more Germans come.
Sgt. Saunders and his squad are assigned to take a strategic heavily protected bridgehead in fifty-five minutes since a convoy needs to cross with no delay. Sgt Sunders plots a suicidal plan while his men question the order. Will they succeed in his plan?
While on patrol in the woods, Sgt. Saunders is taken prisoner by a slightly insane American soldier in a WWI uniform. He believes he is still fighting the First World War, and that Saunders is a German soldier.
Saunders' squad encounters a starving French boy gobbling rotted food in a bombed-out village. As PFC Caje doles K-rations to the boy Bijou (which means Little Jewel), the orphan swipes Caje's wallet, and claiming he found it, asks for a reward of chocolate from the Cajun soldier. While the squad races to bomb an oil depot, the cynical Kirby suspects the Little Jewel is following along to trade the infantry's attack plan to Heer troopers. Is Bijou an innocent child lost in war-torn France, or a Nazi informer ?
Losing her family in the war, a young French woman becomes embittered against both armies. She witness the Germans setting up their artillery, and Sgt. Saunders must convince her to reveal the Germans' location.
Lt. Hanley's squad is assigned to a suicide mission to locate the German artillery on a hill. Lt. Hanley, Caje and Kirby split from Sgt. Saunders and Private Clark looking for the hidden artillery. Saunders and Clark stumble upon a German machine gun nest and Clark is killed and Saunders is wounded before destroying the nest. He crawls into a cave and passes out. When he awakes, he meets the German deserter Hans that has treated his wound. Saunders summons Hans to move with him to the American lines and the German agrees. But when his Sergeant arrives in the cave with...
This episode is strictly for laughs. The squad is left in a French village to wait for a ride to meet up with Saunders, and Kirby is placed in charge. Three good looking gals smile at our guys as they pass by, and Kirby, Caje, and Billy immediately want to come up with a plan to delay their ride so they can woo the three gals. Littlejohn wants no part in it and tells them, "It won't work." Three Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) sergeants already have dates with the gals, and our guys connive to beat the sergeants out of their dates. Their efforts do not quite ...
Saunders' squad happens upon a Nazi concentration camp, occupied only by a few starving Poles. SS overseers killed most prisoners, then fled with the strongest inmates, but in their hurry to flee left behind these men, mostly from the same village. The squad has orders to move on, but few of the liberated are able to walk with them. The men's leader, their former mayor, begs Saunders to stay and help, while their former kapo, also a Pole, wants out with the squad, before the furious prisoners kill him.