The Order of the White Eagle was Poland's highest military decoration. Captain Janusz Libarcki wore his medal with pride, even though he became a prisoner-of-war.
However, when Germany turned against her Russian allies, Polish prisoners such as Janusz and his lieutenant, Lech Szost, became conscripts of the Red Army.
It seemed that their brutal Russian officer despised them as much as he did the Nazis. Nonetheless, the Poles were determined to honour their fallen comrades and their homeland... FOR THE WHITE EAGLE!