This is the story of the American Field Service, by its second in command. Geer left from Halifax in 1942 with some hundred miscellaneous volunteers of all ages, some sincere in their mission, others using it as an escape from failure, from the draft, etc. After a crossing and a journey of 110 days, the unit reached Egypt. Geer follows their work, through the fall of Tobruk, Matrhus, etc. He writes of emergency surgery, evacuations, hazardous driving on virtually impassible roads, the loss of men and ambulances, day and night duty with no relief. Finally, the American landing, Montgomery's advance, a turn for the better -- and Geer's return to America. Another phase of the war, but only average coverage.