Even though Aisyah is already engaged to Captain Usman, she marries Lieutenant Ali, after she hears that Usman died during the revolutionary war. But in reality, Usman is still alive and is Ali’s commanding officer. One day, Ali is badly wounded in a battle but Usman is unable to help Ali. Ali dies a “Bunga Bangsa" (figurative for the Nation’s hero).
In 1982, another film is produced under the same title Bunga Bangsa, but features a different story.