Leningrad 1942. The Russian Second Shock Army fights itself to death for Stalin and the Motherland. However, their general, Andrej Vlasov, decides to defect to the Germans, taking some of his officers with him. Stalin takes his revenge on the men of the whole 2nd Shock Army. They are cut off from every supply or logistical support from the Motherland. Tens of thousands of men are left on their own while the Germans are closing in on them from all sides.
Now the corpses of these soldiers are left unburied and without honour. To Stalin they were 'an Army of traitors'. Their families who stayed behind were also brandished as traitors. Now, 55 years later, the truth emerges as young Russians explore the battlefield and find, apart from the countless human remains, the heartfelt cries of these 'traitors'. ANGELS OF DEATH exposes one of the biggest scandals of the Soviet era.