“At least you’ll be far away from war-torn Europe”. These are the famous last words from his mother as Kees is preparing himself to fly to the Dutch East Indies to join his first ship. Little do they know that both will be facing difficult times dealing with friends and foes. Kees will be maturing as he faces combat but not only with the Japanese. His mother will be battling with loneliness, hunger and the Germans. She even makes life difficult by hiding a young Jewish man.
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