It was the evening of august 31st 1939. the new Germany, the Third Reich, led by chancellor Adolph Hitler, has invade Poland in a surprise attack involving 52 divisions of over 1,800,000 soldiers on three fronts, employing vastly superior mobility and air power. Germany was able to stage a complete victory over Poland.
At the same time, the Spanish Civil War had ended with the dictator, Generalissimo Francisco Franco , assuming the position of president.
Concurrently a third dictatorship became a reality in italy with the leadership of Benito Mussolini.
An American couple found themselves trapped in Berlin, Germany not speaking the language and having no contacts in Berlin. frightened and alone, they needed to find a safe way out of Germany and get home before they would be apprehended and arrested by German authorities.