The film tells about one of the decisive periods of the Great Patriotic War - the battle for the Caucasus. The city of Moscow in the winter of 1942. Cinema "Khudozhestvenny". Soldiers. Hitler. Refinery. Man in the Caucasus Mountains. Train with fascists. Tanks. Meeting of the command of the southwest direction. S. K. Timoshenko. L. I. Brezhnev. Hitler on the plane. Bock background. The city of Sevastopol in the smoke of conflagrations. Aircraft. Tselisskaya bay of Novorossiysk. Port. Lighthouse. Leader "Tashkent" at the pier. Sailors. Burning city of Rostov. Caucasus mountains. Aul. People's militias. Highlanders on horseback. Oshima and German generals. Germans on motorcycles. The soldiers listen to the order. Fighting, a burnt village. Fascist on a camel. Oil tanks are burning. Railway trains. Fascist technology in the mountains. German planes. Small land. Air battle. The city of Novorossiysk is on fire. Sailors. Port. Caucasus mountains. Volga river. Meeting in Baku. Fascists at the crossing of the Kerch Strait. Tanks. The battle. Ships in the burning port. Partisans. Cement plant "Red Proletarian". Bay. Sailors. Highlanders. Girls give flowers. Typography in the forest. Newspapers. Presenting a party card to a soldier. Train with fascists. Prisoners. Trophies. Anti-aircraft gunners. Volunteers. Front commander I. V. Tyulenev. The battle. Monument to Minin and Pozharsky in Moscow. Kremlin. I. Stalin's report. Fascist technology. The traffic controller on the street of Ordzhonikidze. "Katyusha". Aircraft. Tanks. Cavalry. The fighter plays the piano. Partisans. Paulus. Landing on the ship. Sailors. Coast of South Ozereyka. Ships in the port. Crying women. The fighters take an oath. Climbers on the top of Elbrus. USSR flag. Gramophone. They bake bread. Tractors. Tanks. Destroyed station. General A.A. Grechko. Aircraft. Small Earth. An ambush of the fascists. Fascists at the Berlin Philharmonic. Air battle. Leonid Brezhnev among the military leaders. The offensive of Soviet tanks. Fighters on vacation. The city of Gelendzhik. Fishing vessels. Port. Small Earth. Military actions. Dugouts. Sailors. Vice admirals. Generals. Tsemesskaya Bay. Night fight. The city of Novorossiysk. Ruined houses. The city of Novorossiysk. Cement plant "Proletary". Residents return to the city. Sailors. Soldiers. Soviet tanks. Aircraft. Crossing. The city of Anapa. S. K. Timoshenko, Colony, L. I. Brezhnev. Dnepr River. Residents meet soldiers.