Lt. Henry LaFrance[deFons?] (Indy) leads an assault and helps his unit win a commendation, and Indy a promotion to Captain. As a reward he is assigned a new mission to the west coast of Africa to recover a shipment of weapons. Along the way they run into disease and death, a leadership crisis as Indy clashes with the Major commanding. When things look pretty bleak, the small Belgian group is rescued by a kindly German doctor, Albert Schweitzer, known as Oganga to the natives. Indy learns some new philosophy during his stay but runs into geopolitics, French bureaucracy and the futility of war.