As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands except as ‘a field of rubble’.  The man assigned to carry out this barbaric act of destruction is Wehrmacht commander General von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre, Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine.  However at dawn on August 25, Swedish Consul General Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and there starts a tense game of cat and mouse as Nordling tries to persuade von Choltitz to abandon his plan. Excess postage paid at the checkout will be refunded when order is processed.