World War II begins, Max Brekendorf, a young German naval officer,
fights for his country with honor and courage. With the seemingly
unstoppable German war machine overrunning Europe,
Max looks ahead to a bright future with his fiancée. But as the war
progresses, the life he envisioned for them grows ever more distant.
Because of his exemplary conduct in the early years of the war, Max is
given command of a U-Boat and comes face to face with the terrible
reality of warfare in the North Atlantic.
On the home front, life has become increasingly dangerous and
desperate. As the Third Reich steadily crumbles, Nazi loyalists begin
to infiltrate Max's crew and turn their terror on Germany's
own armed forces. Recognizing what his nation has become, Max and is
forced to make a choice between his own sense of morality, and his duty
to the Reich.
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