The love story of 16-yr-antique Arturs is interrupted by the First World War. After dropping his mother and his home, he finds some comfort in becoming a member of the military, because that is the first time country wide battalions are allowed in the Russian Empire. But struggle is nothing like Arturs imagined – no glory, no equity. It is brutal and painful. Arturs is now absolutely alone as conflict takes the lives of his father and brother. Also, no progress is made inside the promised short decision of the warfare and well timed go back domestic. Within the perception that handiest he by myself cares approximately returning home and that his native land is just a playground for different countries, Arturs finds electricity for the final warfare and sooner or later returns domestic to start everything from scratch, similar to his newly born u . S . A ..