The year 1848 saw a revolution and two governments in France, a revolt in Czechoslovakia, another in Austria, and the abdication of the Austro-Hungarian Emperor. It also saw unrest throughout parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The film tells the story of a regiment of Hungarian hussars stationed in Poland. The hussars, having heard news of the uprising, wish to return to the homeland to defend the newly independent country. The Empire, on the other hand, is firmly resolved that all Hungarian troops in the imperial army should be kept as far away from the trouble spot as possible, knowing that most soldiers would be loyal to Budapest rather than Vienna
In Hungarian with English subtitles.
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