Four young men are forced to take up arms against the communist threat lurking on the borders of their respective countries. The call to arms is not always a voluntary step, but once conscripted they have no option but to commit to the cause.
Petrus has a distinct abhorrence for war games, while Hilton must choose between family and honouring his call-up. Cobus cannot wait to join the action, knowing that it is his God-ordained purpose in life. Buster realises that the only way he will survive is to master the art of war. They are challenged by interesting choices and demanding decisions that will inevitably shape their young minds and determine their respective outlooks on life.
Theron Crawford takes us inside the minds of boys as they are transformed into fighting soldiers, robbed of the innocence of youth and burdened with the consciousness of older men. Having himself served in the Angolan Bush War, Crawford provides us with the inside track on how the war was fought and the experiences of the men that were conscripted to further the “Total Onslaught” tactics of the apartheid South African Government.