Director: Gavriil Yegiazarov
Starring: George Zhzhyonov, Anatoly Kuznetsov, Boris Tokarev.
Based on the novel by Yuri Bondarev.
Battle of Stalingrad - the beginning of radical change in the Great Patriotic War. Panzer General Manstein armada rushing to the rescue encircled troops of Field Marshal von Paulus, opposes Army General Bessonov. The main shock took over the artillery battery Drozdovskoye battalion, consisting of recent graduates of military academies, has not fired in combat. After a fierce battle on battery power left one gun and a few half-dead men. But the enemy did not work.