A group of German boys is 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.
They look for love in a world of violence!
Did You Know?
The bridge was called Florian-Geyer-Brücke. It was torn down in 1991 and replaced by a new one in 1995. There now are several plaques with film scenes there as a reminder of this movie. See more
For this late in the war the boys are much too well uniformed and equipped. Typical would be a panzerfaust, an armband, and maybe a helmet. See more
An English dubbed version was released in the USA in 1963. See more
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