Russia, May 1942. Well behind friendly lines a veteran sergeant commands a small anti-aircraft unit. His troops are inexperienced women. They will soon be tested in battle as the Germans parachute a crack squad of saboteurs into the area.
An unfulfilled sergeant, is during WW2, leading a small Soviet anti aircraft outpost with only women soldiers under his command. German special forces are spottet in the woods and the sergeant with five of his women, set out to stop the Nazis, before they reach their mission goal! During all this, there are memory recaps, showing the band of six's earlier story and how they got to be where they are!Written by
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Russia, May 1942. Well behind friendly lines a veteran sergeant commands a small outpost, consisting of two anti-aircraft guns. His men are a rowdy, undisciplined bunch and after one incident too many they are taken off his hands. To his surprise, the replacements are women. Soon after, the Germans send a team of crack saboteurs into the area to blow up a vital railway link. The only thing standing between them and completing their mission is the sergeant and his small inexperienced team.
Great war drama. Militarily plausible and very accurate with some good action sequences. Some smaller details are surprisingly well done: meticulous things which make the whole thing so much more believable.
Highly engaging too, as we see the backstories of the main characters. Also shows the sacrifices made by the combatants, their families and communities in order to win the war.
Because of this engagement, it is quite emotional at times.
A great war drama, one definitely worth watching.
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