On 20 August 1942 in the church of San Martino Vescovo, in San Martino in the Ferrara area, Sergeant Pier Antonio Boccafogli and Miss Luciana Cenacchi were married, as described in the sign that introduces this short 16mm film. The camera follows the wedding procession through the country roads. On this same day, the Soviet army unleashes a gigantic offensive against the invaders, for what will be known as the First Defensive Battle on the Don. Better to be on wedding leave than in battle, perhaps on a great Russian river. Better the Po and the Po Valley that the war is far away here for the time being.