A familiar frame for a verbatim record of combat which transcribes the actuality of war and shadowboxes with its implications for the occasional man of good will who shies from violence. This time it's Messrs. Stillman, De Gulio, Barth, Carter and Potnik who are part of the company which is shipped from England to the continent. Stillman looks back on a young marriage which had dissolved. Barth, the only seasoned combat man, is tagged as a killer by the chaplain. De Gulio concentrates on women and the system of refined rape he has evolved. While Potnik, a teacher by profession, a philosopher by inclination, argues with his conscience and ultimately finds the faith which enables him to fight... The mass production in this field obviates against a popular public.