Ardennes Offensive: Operation Rhine Watch - W
Saturday, 16th December 1944, 5.30 a.m. The German lines are mobilizing for a last huge offensive ''Rhine Watch''. A deadly artillery barrage explodes along the US positions and determined infantry troops attack on a 90-mile long front, driving over the border in their attempt to totally eliminate enemy positions between Monschau and Echternach. The American soldier Cowell is taken by surprise while on patrol. His comrades are cut to ribbons by a hail of bullets. Badly injured, he manages to hide in a gully on a snow-covered mountain. He knows that the combination of gnawing hunger, his wounds and the howling, icy wind will soon kill him. His only hope is his unit's camp, which he believes is quite close at hand. To get back, he'll have to go right through the middle of the enemy lines.