Martin′s and his girlfriend′s Kathrin′s childhood comes to an abrupt end in 1920, when their Mecklenburg village is drawn into the events surrounding the Kapp putsch. By accident, Martin discovers a charge of weapons that land owner von Bröder had put away for the reactionary forces, and gives them to the workers in the city. When the village starts to organize a strike against the putsch, soldiers arrive at the village to hold down the residents of the village. Kathrin helps Martin to battle his way through to the city to get help: A battalion of workers is supposed to help the strikers. Although the action succeeds, Martin gets arrested. But he can soon flee imprisonment and prove himself as a brave fighter. And when Kathrin′s father dies in the battle, Martin is there to console her.
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