Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man’s Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.
British soldiers during World War I, on the Western Front in 1916. During an abortive assault on the German trenches the three become trapped in no man’s land as night falls. One of the soldiers is seriously wounded and requires urgent medical attention.
Another soldier knows that a massive artillery bombardment is due to begin soon and staying where they are would result in certain death. The three begin a retreat back to the Allied trenches pursued by the ever-watchful German soldiers who suspect that another attack is imminent.
During the journey, there are a number of flashbacks to England and the soldiers’ private lives, which are discussed at various times. Also along the way, they encounter many obstacles.