Thursday Island is an idyllic place for Charlie, Maas and Alf. They swim, fish, go to school, and play bombing missions and other war games. But when Japan enters World War II things change and the three mates, The Fighting Stingrays' , are told that Masa is now the real-life enemy. Friendships and loyalties are tested as the war draws closer to Australia.
Charlie, Masa and Alf are best mates - loyal and adventurous. They're the Fighting Stingrays. In between school, swimming and fishing on idyllic Thursday Island, they have a ripper time role-playing bombing missions and other war games. But when Japan enters World War II, the Fighting Stingrays are told that one of their own is now the real-life enemy. Drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in the Torres Strait, their friendship and loyalties are tested as the threat of invasion looms closer.