December 1944. Rumours are flying among the battle-weary infantrymen of the Fragile Fox Company: they're being sent to the rear! But the rumours vanish in the dust of the approaching tanks as Germany unleashes a savage surprise counterattack. The Battle of the Bulge is underway. Oscar Winner Jack Palance stars as Lieutenant Joe Costa, a heroic soldier fighting on two fronts. One pits Costa and his men against the thundering Panzer 88s and spitting machine-guns of Nazi armoured units. And the other - a cowardly and incompetent captain is perhaps even more destructive than the enemy's elite troops. Breeding uncertainly and alarm within the ranks, his lack of leadership forces Costa into a fateful choice: continue to risk the lives of his men ... or take the life of the captain!