Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
A diverse group of soldiers defending the Austro-Hungarian empire are the subject of this lengthy comedy. Czechs, Poles, Jews, Hungarians, and Italian regulars combine forces to put down their new commander, a sadistic German-born officer with a penchant for handing out public humiliation and public discipline. The German is kidnapped and tied up in a public lavatory. The men also make sure their commander is embarrassed in front of a visiting general during a barracks inspection. Jailed for insubordination, the men escape to Budapest where some pose as veterinarians. They are eventually captured and sent back to face a court-martial led by the Teutonic terror.
barracks, commander, courtmartial, humiliation, insubordination, prison-escape, soldier