In mid-December 1944 Hitler's Army blitzkriegs through the Ardennes Forest into Belgium creating the terrifying wintertime offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. Corporal Nathan Greer and close friend Sgt. Gordon Gunderson find themselves held captive with over one hundred other American Soldiers in a snow-covered field. As panic and confusion ensues the German soldiers open fire on the American prisoners. Greer, Gunderson and a handful of other soldiers are able to escape the massacre by hiding in the nearby woods. Without weapons or food they take on the unforgiving winter as they try to find their way back to allied occupied territory. Based on the horrifying historical event known as the "Malmedy Massacre."