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A comic opera based on George Bernard Shaw's 1894 play "Arms and the Man." When he discovers that his cook-wagon is in the direct line of fire, Captain Bumerli, a cowardly Swiss Army pastry chef who carries chocolate in his holsters instead of pistols, flees the battlefield. In an attempt to avoid capture by the Bulgarians, he climbs up a trellis and into the bedroom of Nadina, the fiancee of a famed war hero. Nadina shelters Bumerli, and helps him escape. The story relates Bumerli's efforts to win Nadina's love when he returns one year later to court her (and save her from a loveless marriage to Major Alexius Spiridoff).