In French prison camps in Germany during WWII, those who tried to escape were forced to wear red pants. Anthony Rossi tried six times. Hard to live with, he exasperates his fellow captives. But this time, he manages to escape in the company of spineless Fendard. Generous and resourceful, Fendard Rossi helps when his mate is injured. But Anthony, in an atrocious gesture, tries to get rid of Fendard as they are boarding the train of freedom .