At the outbreak of the Second World War, German troops are storming through Europe. Englishman Harry, having settled in Brussels, has to get away... fast! But what of his two young Belgian born sons, Paul and Stephen?
They head for the northern French coast but are unable to cross the English Channel to safety. They eventually find themselves holed up in a small fishing village in southern Brittany.
As the German machine closes in on the remote village, they witness a refugee ship steam by. Harry knows that going after this ship by sea is his last chance to get away and agrees an escape with a local fisherman. As they wait on the quay, Harry is told that things have changed and now there is no room in the little fishing boat for the children.
Does he leave his boys behind and take this last chance to escape alone or stay with his sons and face the Nazis?
A true tale of a father's heartache and his sons' strength in adversity.