England, 1941. Germany, having successfully invaded in 1940, is now in control of the UK. The SS now run the country but for general law and order, a famed Scotland Yard detective. Archer walks a thin line, as his job requires him to work closely with the despised SS, the vanguard of Nazi fascism. To some this makes him a traitor. An English resistance movement exists but Archer believes that resistance is futile and will only lead to further bloodshed. Then a murder case draws him into the struggle, and into a plot of international proportions.
Did You Know?
In actual history, it was two refugee Jewish scientists in Britain who made the key breakthrough. The Frisch-Peierls memorandum of March 1940 revealed that a nuclear weapon could be made with about a kilogram of material, rather than several tons as most people believed then.
Neither are mentioned, but the circulating documents might be a development of their work. See more
A wanted woman risks arrest to personally warn Detective Archer. She could have sent a friend or a hired messenger. See more