Don Michael Paul
With the Germans apparently near defeat in the latter part of World War II, a squad of American soldiers sent on a routine mission, near Elsenborn in the Belgian Ardennes, encounter a surprisingly strong German tank and infantry force. After a fierce firefight, the Americans manage to escape and try to make their way back to their own lines to report the German surge. En route, they stumble across a German experimental site, still smoldering with flames, ash and smoke from some devastating event. Surprisingly this site is in Heidenfeld, Thuringia in Germany, although their own lines are hundreds of km┤s away in Belgium. Nevertheles the story goes on from there and they come across an American OSS agent, suffering with horrific burn wounds, and learn that the Germans are close to development of a super-bomb which will enable them to turn the tides of war and achieve victory. The American agent, knowing that he's near death, asks the soldiers to complete his missionto find the bomb, disable it, and bring out the scientist who's developing it and wishes to defect. The mission takes them, still in uniform, their sergeant and other NCOs dead, and now led by the youngest of the soldiers (Chad Michael Collins) and a cook (Tom Sizemore) the latter having been demoted from Lieutenant after the D-Day landings, deep into Nazi territory.
There, they are joined by an escaped British airman, (Vinnie Jones) and Russian (Dimitri Diatchenko). Discovered and pursued, the Americans make a series of hair-breadth escapes from vastly superior numbers of well-armed Nazi soldiers... finally to make contact with a beautiful woman (Melia Kreiling) who's their link to the bomb and to the scientist, (Jurgen Prochnow)..