It's 1942 - the middle of World War II - and Elephant Bill, his Elephant Company, and a group of refugees are in danger of being captured by the invading Japanese. They must flee their work camp in Burma as soon as possible to keep ahead of the enemy. Bandoola, Elephant Bill's favourite elephant leads the way. On their way to safety in India, they face many dangers through the jungle and across five mountain ranges. Will Bandoola and Elephant Bill lead them to safety? Or will they be captured by the enemy?