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 film is set in Cham, in Bavaria, Germany. See more
When the boys are assembled at night, they are told they will be part of the 336th Division. That unit was destroyed and surrendered to the Soviets on the Eastern Front nearly a year earlier in 1944 and was never reformed. See more
The home guard seems to have gone home.
An English dubbed version was released in the USA in 1963. See more