Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
In this attempted satire on World War I that partly works and partly fails (how does one "satirize" a war?), there is a fictional truce in the fighting for one moment so some royal families can get together for a photo op and a chance to put their own family idiots and tyrants on costumed parade. Once together, they have a hard time figuring out why they are fighting, and then one royal grandson decides to bring a cousin to trial and eventual execution while the rest of the younger set follow him blindly. In the meantime, the women are hatching a plot to bomb the pompous group and thus end the war, but the bomb is found, and the wrong woman is blamed for the action. In order to save her life, one of the group meets an untimely end. After these telling events, the "truce" ends and the war is resumed.