1943. The German army occupies France. The POW camp Stalag 31, in the tiny French village of Saint Marie sur Canut, houses a ragtag collection of Allied officers and others the Germans have seen not fit to kill outright. Situated next to the largest farm at the outskirts of the village, the prisoners are forced to work the farm to occupy their time and to feed their captors. With the supply lines to Germany often cut off, the situation has forced an uneasy truce between the German occupiers and the villagers in St. Marie. As the lives of German soldiers, French villagers, and Allied POWs entwine, a gate of suspicion opens wider, and events spawned by Colonel Hans von Hausen’s English wife and the entrenched resistance cell in St. Marie chip away at the stability of the Stalag, the lives are intertwined in a dangerous chess match for survival.