Soviet sailors leave to evacuate Odesa, and people of the city put up defences against Germany.
Item title reads - Last days in Odessa (alternative spelling - Odesa).
Various shots of the city including sandbags and other defences. People ride past on trucks and people buy food from stalls. Various shots as more barricades are erected to stop the Germans. Russian (?) soldiers drive through on trucks.
Various shots as Soviet sailors prepare to leave from Sebastopol (now Sevastopol), a man picks his guitar up. Various shots of the sailors smiling. The band play and they march along as people wave. They board the ship and wave as it sails away towards Odesa which they are going to help evacuate. L/S of German aeroplanes in the sky, a battle commences and the ships fire their guns. The aeroplane dives.
Various shots as men and women rip up cobblestones to form tank obstacles. Various shots as they convert engines into armoured trains. M/S of a woman welding, she takes her mask off. M/S of the armoured engine. M/S pans across sandbags.