As a young medic, Bedřich Opletal took part in a series of cruel battles in WWI. He fought in Galicia in Poland, in Dobruja in Romania, in the Ukraine and along the Trans-Siberian Railway. From Siberia, he brought back his young wife Yelena. Later, as an established medical doctor, he wrote his memoirs, to be read only by his family. They contain many interesting stories based on his amusing as well as tragic encounters. The memoirs became a family legend, accompanying his two granddaughters, Kristina and Leona, since childhood. The documentary should depict their journey in the footsteps of their great-grandfather. New images of reality will be confronted with the old text, imagination and private memory of one family will be weighed against the general history of Europe and the world.