One American Spencer wants to join the war to show a girl what kind of man he is and he joins the Paratroopers and goes through hard training. Then a German boy Dieter who is an HJ leader wanted to join the fight and when he got to the training camp he was ordered to stay by a man named Schafer and the boy thinks that Schafer is always wrong or negative. Then every day that passes they are getting closer to each other then they meet on a hill where they fight. Then the American get the Germans to retreat by using bigger guns. Then that night in the fox hole hey herd a boy crying and mumbling a word that sounded like Schafer. Then Spencer got to go home for his friends funeral and he told the parents how brave he was.
They are fighting to keep the land of the bulge. So that the Germans don't push through and over take the Americans. The Americans had to work really hard to secure the area. If the Germans would have won the battle of the bulge they would have had a good vantage point to take out the Americans. It only took them a couple days to take the bulge.