It could be the most outrageous bunch of mavericks you've ever met, American, British, and French combatants, stranded in the Nazi-occupied Channel Islands. And desperate to escape. But Operation Hawkwind orders them to kidnap a visiting celebrity German officer, whose capture will ensure the success of the pending D-Day invasion. But they only have 24 hours to catch him. These reluctant heroes - even more reluctant when they discover the officer’s identity - are forced into a critical race against the clock as they try to get to the closely guarded VIP. Their chances of kidnapping him and escaping with their lives grow slim as each hour flashes by. Eventually, after numerous failed attempts, they finally meet up in a suicidal confrontation. Then a new revelation changes everything.