Two groups of Englishmen are shipwrecked and begin a difficult journey to St. Augustine.
Max is bored with his grandfather's tales of Norway's Resistance movement against the Nazis in World War II, until he travels back in time and finds himself participating in a raid to free captured Resistance fighters.
After having left Russia to live in freedom in Latvia, Sasha finds his adopted country increasing under threat of invasion from Hitler's growing war machine.
Running away from an orphanage, Rosalind joins a theater company on the way to London where she disguises herself as a boy and acts in a play by William Shakespeare.
In a series of journal entries, a boy in Denmark recounts the role he and his friends played in the Resistance and reflects on being Jewish during World War II
During World War II, William thinks he sees a German submarine off the coast and when he spots two men speaking German burying crates in the sand, he realizes they may be saboteurs.
I threw my arms around Leah. "Promise me you'll do everything you can so you won't have to go to one of those camps. So that after the war, we can find each other again," I whispered. "I promise, Annie," Leah said in a quiet voice. She unfastened the small, golden star of David she wore on a chain around her neck. She held it out to me. " I want you to have this. So you'll always remember me," she said. I quickly took off my tiny silver cross. I gave it to her. "And you take this," I said. "It will remind you that we're still best friends! No matter what!" "No matter what," Leah echoed.