Krivosheyev: [Krivosheyev briefs Thomas on former Nazi Steiner] ... but it was discovered that he was an informer for the British Secret Police. Mum: [Mother ties cravat around young Thomas] "staying real keep us alive. Stay strong and you will survive anything" Mum: [Mother sits down admiring Thomas' cravat]
"make your own decissions. That's the best way, believe me - it's the only way"
Melanie: [Young Thomas enters the house in his oversized uniform] What are you wearing ? That's not Youth Movement! Thomas: No - it's the People's Army. All able bodied men between sixteen and sixty have been conscripted. Melanie: But you're only fourteen! [Thomas shrugs passively, Melanie is alarmed] Grandpa: [interupting] A couple of years makes no difference. You know yourself that all the sixteen year olds have gone already! Dennis: [Thomas and Dennis meet in Trafalgar Square] ... I did everything for the Common Cause. I had a blind loyalty to the struggle. Thomas: To understand loyalty you need to experience betrayal. Dennis: When were you betrayed ? Thomas: I don't remember - it was too long ago! Dennis: '62', it's important to remember who you are - not what you are! Max: [Thomas and Max hide in the bombed factory awaiting the Russian advance. Thomas takes out his pocket photo of Melanie] You haven't said a word for days! But last night I heard you whispering her name - get a grip of yourself! Thomas: [Thomas and Dennis have their final meeting] Before I left for England I was briefed about a man called Steiner? Dennis: Albert Steiner. Steiner wasn't a conspirator or a revolutionary - just a lonely defector; the lowest form of currency in this war. I don't know whether he's alive or dead, but as long as his fate remains unknown -the concept of 'Steinerism' is a threat! The enemy within which both sides crave! [shrugs] Dennis: Maybe that makes me an 'agent of Steiner'. Thomas: [Young Thomas sees Melanie walking through the park. He runs from the football game to catch her up. She is reading an American comic book] What's that - can I see it ? [she passes the comic to him, he flicks through the pages in awe] Melanie: Hans Schaffer sent it to me. He swapped a pack of cigarettes for it with an American prisoner he caught. Thomas: [flicking through the pages] This is fantastic! Can I borrow it ? Melanie: [she takes the comic back] No, but you may have it - so long as you have something to swap for it! [she walks off with a smile leaving Thomas standing] Astrid: [Thousands of weary refugees trudge through the deep snow of the road. Young Thomas and Astrid join the trek. They are shocked at the size of the exodus. Astrid stops a woman] Excuse me, where does this road lead? Refugee: It leads westwards, to Frankfurt I think. [the woman shivers walking on] Astrid: [Astrid turns to Thomas who is looking around. They walk on] I've got relatives in Leipzig, Thomas. I think so long as we head West, we'll be safe. Even if we fall into British or American hands.
[they pick up the pace, looking about apprehensive at the long column of misery]