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When they moved in to East Africa at the end of the First World War, the Germans had to fight against the various other colonizers, namely the French, the Belgians, the English and the Portuguese. This is the world that Joseph, the 17-year-old son of a strict protestant pastor, lives in. When the pastor comes up against transport problems, he turns to his passion: aviation. He begins using his Albatross biplane to make his rounds of the settlements. This is quite the luxury – even Von Lettow-Vorbeck’s army doesn’t have its own plane! Joseph eventually persuades his father to give him the throttle, and thus begins his dream of one day becoming an aviator. Little does he know that the war is going to act as a catalyst for this ambition. Following a violent quarrel with a German colonist that the pastor was looking after, and a huge argument with his father, Joseph takes to the air in the Albatross and decides to join his uncle, a military adventurer.