1 plot. Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the USSR Armed Forces Badayev presents the Order of Lenin and the Hammer and Sickle medals and the Gold Star medals of the Heroes of the Soviet Union to the designer Shvidov and a group of officers in the Kremlin. Vanya Klyuev, a young front-line soldier, receives the Medal For Courage. 2 plot. Beyond the Arctic Circle. Training sessions of the Red Army soldiers in the North. Training for the explosion of the bridge. 3 plot. The chief surgeon of the Southwestern Front, Professor I. N. Ishchenko, is preparing for an operation. IN Ishchenko makes an operation to a wounded man. A group of doctors at the bedside of the wounded Hero of the Soviet Union, political instructor Vasilyev. The sniper of the Southern Front, Sergeant Major Surkov, aims, shoots. 4 plot. Western front. The soldiers are on the Smolensk forests. Artillery hits, infantry goes on the offensive. The orderlies carry the wounded from the battlefield.