It is war. The Germans occupied the Netherlands. Tom has been brought to his uncle Tjerk in Friesland, after he lost both of his parents during the bombardment in Rotterdam. Cause of that he is very angry and rebellious. His uncle doesn't know what to do with him, but old Bouke, the father-in-law of Tjerk has an idea. To distract Tom, he bought him a beautiful German Shepherd. Tom calls him ''Snuf'' and teaches him to attacky any German, but the situation is close to escalating.