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This novella recently came to light as a bequest to her grandchildren by Taylor Caldwell. It has as background the impending invasion by the German Army into Czechoslovakia, and as foreground the thoughts of eight men who decide to make a defense against the Germans, knowing that it would be a futile military effort but a self redeeming symbolic one.
Taylor Caldwell tells the story of each, the twists and turns of their thoughts, as they each decide to stay and fight. It's quite a call to the futility of war, and yet the necessity of not accepting tyranny.