The setting is Karelia, (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWIl. Far from the front line action, Corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of young women soldiers to guard an anti-aircraft artillery position. The quiet and serene wilderness is abruptly interrupted when one of the women discovers two German paratroopers nearby. Vaskov decides to take his group of five women to apprehend them but they run into a larger enemy patrol. Now, in this deadly fight he must engage the enemy with only his small band of outnumbered patriots. Each heroine has her own story to tell as they tight to save their motherland.