It’s World War II, the Ardenne mountains. During a bombing, five no-good soldiers headed to military prison for a variety of transgressions ranging from murder to desertion get a chance to escape when their convoy is attacked. They decide to make for Switzerland and freedom.
Now as fugitives on the run from both the Americans and the Germans, their only hope of escape is in the barrel of a gun. When the party is caught by the French resistance, they get one last chance at redemption.