Tom and his dog Snuf are pursuited by German soldiers. After some daring moments they are saved by Dries, a older guy that's able to speak fluent German. Once Tom is laying in bed later that evening, he is awakened by the sound of German anti aircraft artillery that managed to shoot an English plane out of the skies. The pilot manages to jump out of his aircraft with a parachute. The next day he decided to start looking for him together with Snuf. After a long search he found him on one of those many islands in the river. The parachutist seems to be a Dutch soldier called 'Captain Brandenburg). Tom is happy that he found him, but now he has the daring task to find a safe way to home.