The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers who are to be billeted with them. The trusting residents then discover that the soldiers are Germans who proceed to hold the village captive.
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A surprisingly hard-edged propaganda drama which reveals a rather steely determination under the rosy cheeked village veneer. The fact that most of the heroic protagonists are female and/or middle-aged - very home front - is a great appeal and only makes the small schisms of violence all the more believable in the pursuit of self and homeland preservation. A small gem.