On the morning of July 17, the metropolitan radio, citing the head of the Moscow police, reported that German prisoners of war would be escorted through Moscow. According to the recollections of eyewitnesses of those events, the message had the effect of a bombshell. The victories on the fronts have already begun to get used to, but so that ?!
By the time the message was heard on the radio, none of the residents of the capital knew that the 57 600 German soldiers, officers and generals had been delivered to Moscow on the eve of the secret operation of the Great Waltz NKVD.
The filmmakers talk about how this operation was prepared, about the little-known details of its conduct, its goals and results, what it has become for those who have experienced three hardest years of war, as well as the fate of its participants on both sides of that war. .
During the filming of the film group managed to find a unique amateur film, which no one has ever seen. It was taken on the Eastern Front by one of the German officers. He also had to go through the convoy of prisoners in Moscow, but fate decreed otherwise ...