Michael, a very busy international photojournalist, loves his girlfriend Franziska above everything else; but because of his occupation, has little time for her. Their relationship suffers from the frequent separations. When Franziska turns out to be pregnant, they marry and he promises to care for her more. But then a new job comes up. This time, he’s to leave for the battlefield in China. At his side, as always, will be his best friend and colleague, Buck. Only when Buck lay dying in his arms will Michael decide finally to remain with his family. But this time, Franziska asks him to leave for the war, which has broken out in Europe: this time, as a soldier.