In Berlin, just before World War II,
Renata, a beautiful blond and Eric, a talented pianist, become engaged.
They look forward to living happily ever after. However, the War breaks out
and after a moving farewell, Eric leaves for the front.
Several months later, Renata enlists in the women auxiliary corps. After a
series of misadventures, Renata winds up at the Russian front. She
witnesses the savage battles taking place in the snow-covered landscape.
After one particularly fierce battle, Eric and Renata meet by chance. The
Germans have been defeated and pushed back. And the young lovers decide to
flee together in a sled, but find they cannot escape the horrors of war.