There was no grand plan… Petra Vorlova just did not like being tied down. She was young with a cute apartment all to herself and attended university while working in her uncle’s hospoda. Sure, her parents sometimes argued with her – especially about her American boyfriend – but in the end Petra could do what she liked and she wanted to keep it that way. But as the crisis with Germany darkened in the summer of 1938, Petra began to see her independence in a different light. What good would all of her accomplishments be if a conquering army had its way with her country? Soon Petra was taking to the streets with her friends to protest against the Henleinists trying to tear Czechoslovakia apart.