Killed near Moscow The
company of the Kremlin cadets goes to the front. The action takes place in November 1941; the front is approaching Moscow. On the way the cadets are met by a special detachment of NKVD troops; when the company comes under the control of an infantry regiment from Moscow militia, it turns out that there are no machine guns: the cadets have only self-loading rifles, grenades and bottles of gasoline. We need to dig trenches, and Lieutenant Alexei Yastrebov’s platoon quickly carried out the assignment. German planes appear, but not yet bombed. To the position of the platoon fit out of the encirclement fighters, among them – Major-General, division commander. It turns out that the front is broken and the neighboring village is occupied by the Germans.
The shelling begins, six cadets and political instructors are killed. Captain Ryumin, company commander, receives an order to retreat, but while he sent a liaison to the headquarters of the regiment, the company was surrounded by the Germans. The captain decides to go on the offensive. The company surrounds the Germans occupied by the village and takes a sudden blow by it. Alexei in the first close battle is afraid and disgust – he has to kill the German.
Fighters approach the forest – but then begins the air raid, bombardment,...