September 1942 Advance and combat operations of infantry and artillery units. Attack. Machine gun crew. Submachine gunners. Artillery crew. Major General Revyakin, senior battalion commissar Natalich and battalion commissar Sysoev at the observation post. Radio operator G. Zaichenko transmits a radiogram. Civilians in a shelter at the bottom of a ravine: preparing food, drying things, among them are small children. Women milk cows.