During WWII, captured soldiers from Scotland's Argyll and Sutherland Brigade stand in formation inside a prisoner of war camp in Chungkai, Burma. After the last work detail a Japanese Officer walks across the line, informing the soldiers that a shovel has been stolen.
Screaming in broken english, he demands that the guilty man step forward. Shouldering his rifle, he warns a final time that should no one step forward, he'll begin killing one soldier at a time until the shovel is found.
Just then, a Scottish soldier breaks rank. Standing stiffly at attention, he claims responsibility. The Japanese Officer in a fit of rage beats the young soldier to death.
After he is finished, the soldiers carry the young mans body away and return to work. Only then are the shovels recounted and it is found that the Officer had made a mistake; no shovel had been missing.
A man would lay down his life for his brothers, paying a price that wasn't his to pay, because love does that. "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
John 15:13 NIV