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Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union, in World War II. German Armored Group advances

German invasion of the Soviet Union. Animated map shows German advances toward Minsk and Baranowitschi (Baranavichy), after taking Grodno, Belarus, during the Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union, in World War 2. An armored column of the German Panzer II and III tanks of the Panzer Group Kleist (Panzergruppe Kleist) move along a dirt road. (They display the letter "K" on their fenders.) Seen are Panzerkampfwagen II (Sd.Kfz. 121) and Panzerkampfwagen (Sd/Lfz/141/1 Pz.Kpfw III Ausf.L). Closeups of the tanks moving in clouds of dust. Infantrymen wave at the tanks as they pass. The tanks deployed in an open field. Burning wooden structures. Tanks speeding ahead. One drives across a field at high speed, raising a trail of dust. Houses in a village burning. A tank moving down over a berm. Tanks in a field with smoke rising in the background. Officers standing next to a camouflaged vehicle, observing the scene with binoculars. German infantry advancing in ditches alongside a dirt road. Dense smoke rising in the field. A knocked out Soviet tank burning. Two Soviet BT tanks burning in the field. Closeups of burning Soviet BT tanks. Body of a Soviet soldier in the grass. A surrendering Soviet soldier runs toward the German lines.Closeup as German crew opens hatches and climbs out of their Panzer III tank to take advantage of temporary lull in their advance while thousands of Soviet troops are surrendering. View of Soviet soldiers walking with hands behind their necks. More Panzer III tank crew members taking a break as the Soviet troop surrender. Closeup of German officer interrogating an Asian Soviet soldier, as German soldiers watch. Two captured Soviet soldiers with their gear in a field. .

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Various scenes of Soviet Forces headed toward the Eastern front and engaging German forces in counter attacks commencing December, 6th in the winter of 1941.

Film opens showing heavy artillery firing at nighttime. Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Chief of the Soviet General Staff, Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky, is seen alone in a room, reviewing a map. He uses a pair of dividers to make a measurement. Next, antiaircraft guns fire at night, as many searchlights point up in the night sky. A view of the Kremlin. A formation of Cossack cavalry crossing a bridge in winter. Snow on the bridge and surrounding area. A formation of soviet troops,dressed in cold weather gear, marches single-file across snow and ice. Soviet Army tractors towing 152mm howitzer field guns on a snowy road. A contingent of Soviet soldiers, in white helmets, marching toward the front, in the snow, followed by some horse-drawn equipment on sleighs or sleds. Artillery tractor towing a 152mm howitzer field gun. Open trucks carrying Soviet solders. More views of Soviet troops headed to the front, in the snow, passing residential buildings on the way. Soviet soldier looking through binoculars as German Junkers 88 bombers fly overhead. Soviet gunners employing several different types of antiaircraft guns. A Soviet armored car moving across the snow, and a tank destroyer moving near woods. A downed German bomber with dead crew member lying in the snow, nearby. Soviet pilots on a flight line looking over their orders. A line of fighter planes is parked on the snow in the background, including Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3 and other aircraft. Soviet airman in gunner's canopy on a bomber. Bombs being loaded and fused aboard Soviet bomber. Machine gun belt ammunition being loaded on an Ilyushin IL 4 aircraft. A flight line of IL 4 bombers parked in the snow. Two Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bombers in formation. Bombs falling through the air and exploding on snowy targets below. More Pe-2 bombers and bombs falling. View from underneath an artillery spotters balloon as it is retrieved by Soviet soldiers. Views of various pieces of Soviet artillery in the snow. Slate announces "December 6, 1941, Moscow strikes back!" (during Battle of Moscow). Various views of Soviet artillery being fired and shells exploding. Glimpse of the artillery spotter and balloon. A soldier lying frozen in the snow. Countless scenes of all kinds of Soviet artillery firing from various places interspersed with views of mounted Cossacks moving along a snowy trail in a wooded area. Soviet troops heading to tanks and other armor, hidden in the woods. They climb aboard them. Senior Soviet officers confer in the field. Air crews boarding IL 4 bomber aircraft and starting engines. Bombs exploding. Tanks moving. (One knocks down a tree.) The bombers taking off. Soviet soldiers watching.

Date: 1941, December
Duration: 5 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet Union mobilizes to defend against German invasion in June, 1941, World War II

A film titled ' Our Russian front. It shows Soviet Russia's state of preparedness and national mobilization at the time of the German invasion (Operation Barbarossa) in 1941, during World War 2. Soviet troops on parade in Red Square, Moscow, carrying Tokarev SVT-40 semi-automatic assault rifles, with curved magazines and fixed bayonets. Glimpse of a Soviet heavy gun (possibly 152mm howitzer). A Soviet Navy gunboat speeding toward the camera. A formation of Polikarpov I-16 aircraft inflight overhead. Several views of soviet forces, including units composed entirely of women; Closeups of troops, some holding Russian RPD 7.62 cal m44 light machine guns. A Soviet T-26 speeding in Red Square with flag flying, during a parade. View from the rear of a line of Soviet Zvezda BT-7 light tanks being deployed along a dirt road. Russian civilians, most of them women, work digging hillside fortifications. Closeup of woman with small boy in her arms. Views of destroyed buildings and dead civilians in a Russian town Aerial view of bombs bursting on Russian city. Smoke rising from resulting fires. Several views of light flashes from artillery firing at night. American envoy, W. Averell Harriman, participant in the U.S.-British military mission to Moscow, broadcasts about Soviet determination to defend against the Nazi invasion, at all costs. He refers to Soviet mechanics assembling American aircraft (Provided under "Lend Lease"). Narrator identifies Harriman as Chairman of the Board of Union Pacific Railroad. View of Russian airplanes in formation, flying high above the State Museum building in Red Square, Moscow. An American Government aircraft (C-47 /DC-3) aircraft lands at Moscow Airport. View of the aircraft parked and surrounded by a large crowd of military and diplomatic attendees. Harriman steps from the plane. Next he is seen with British Lord Beaverbrook and Soviet diplomat, Andrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky. Another view of Russian aircraft flying over the State museum in Red Square. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (unseen) is heard in the background extolling the Russian efforts against the Nazis. Soviet Tupolev SB bombers in formation overhead. Flags waving Aerial view of a formation of Polikarpov I-16 aircraft in flight. A Komintern Artillery Tractor,carrying Soviet soldiers, tows a 152mm field howitzer. A formation of army vehicles carrying Russian troops along paths already formed in the dirt by prior tracked vehicles. Seen are Komintern Artillery Tractors and ordinary army trucks.

Date: 1941
Duration: 8 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet Russia mobilizes to defend against German offensive (Operation Barbarossa) in World War II.

Film opens showing Adolf Hitler, in World War 2, with Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch, Army Commander-in-Chief, and other top military members, planning for Operation Barbarossa (Attack to the East toward the Soviet Union). As he walks away from the table, he speaks briefly to Grand Admiral Erich Raeder, head of the Kriegsmarine (German Navy). Next Hitler and Marshall Hermann Goering are seen strolling and conversing at the Eastern Front headquarters, "the wolf's lair," (Wolfschanze) near Rastenburg, East Prussia (now Poland). Scene shifts to the Soviet Union, where Joseph Stalin is seen speaking at a podium. A large outdoor audience, including some soldiers, is gathered to listen. Images showing the Soviet people responding to defend against the German Nazi invasion. Closeup of Soviet soldiers with shouldered weapons. The nearest is holding a PPSh-41 submachine gun. Closeups of Soviet women and men in military uniforms. Soviet citizens heading to enlist in the military. Soldiers marching loosely n a city street. Patriotic singing is heard in background. A formation of Soviet women marching. Some carry furled banners. Soviet women carrying simple farm implements, marching in a rural part of Russia and joining others who are working to prepare anti-tank ditches and barriers in the countryside. Views of hundreds of people working on this project. Weapons being provided to rural Soviet guerrillas who will operate behind enemy lines. Anti-aircraft guns being set up overlooking a harbor. Closeup of Soviet soldiers manipulating controls on a camouflaged anti-aircraft gun and others maneuvering a four-barreled anti-aircraft machine gun. Local farm family members on makeshift towers keeping watch over huge fields of wheat. Soviet farmers harvesting the wheat with scythes. An armed farmer shielding his eyes as he searches the skies for German airplanes. Closeup of a man cutting wheat with a scythe as women gather the sheaves behind him. Motorized harvesters at work in a field of wheat. Closeup of a woman operating one. Tractors used in harvesting. Women and children gleaning what remains behind in the harvested fields. Farmers driving their cattle East (away from advancing Germans). Evacuating Soviet people employ a scorched earth policy, burning their homes, barns, and anything that might be of value to advancing German forces. Views of burning houses. Soviet industrial enterprises working around the clock producing war materiel. Seen are petroleum facilities; a large plant expelling coke; coal pouring into a barge; men at work at a steel furnace; ribbons of hot steel moving out of rollers; a huge manufacturing plant in operation. Next, a Soviet Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tank is seen moving across a field. Soviet Russian Polikarpov I-16 fighter planes in flight. A large formation of German Dornier DO 17 bombers in flight high overhead. Soviet forces retreating. Views of fallen German soldiers, fires burning, and remnants of a downed German bomber. German prisoners of war marching under guard and others surrendering with hands in the air. Closeups of some German prisoners. A Russian Petlyakov Pe-2 aircraft parked in snow with engines running. Fallen German soldiers lying in the snow along a roadway, in Winter of 1941-42. A Russian Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tank maneuvering in the snow. Russian Bt-7 Light Cavalry Tanks proceeding toward the front in Springtime, 1942.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Events on the Eastern front early in World War II

Goosestepping German troops on the march and German Panzer I tanks moving in formation across a field in World War 2. A formation of German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch airplanes in flight overhead, accompanied by two He-111 bombers. German paratroopers jumping from Ju-52 aircraft. Grand Admiral Erich Johann Albert Raeder head of the German Navy, making a statement. Bucolic scenes of European farm country and vineyards, with local people harvesting crops. Soviet troops marching on parade to a military band on the sidelines in Red Square, Moscow, soviet Union. Soviet motorcycle troops armed with light machine guns. Soviet T-26 light tanks in formation. Glimpse of Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral and other famous buildings. Soviet troops crossing a river on inflated boats. A long column of T-26 tanks moving along a dirt road. Sky filled with variety of Soviet warplanes, including four-engine bombers (with fixed landing gear) to bi-wing aircraft. Soviet paratroopers jumping from a Tupolev ANT-6 bomber. They climb out on the huge corrigated wing and slide off. View out past the tail of an ANT-6 bomber. Soviet Union and Japan conclude a neutrality pact. Views of the pact being signed by Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov for the Soviet Union and by Japanese Foreign Minister Matsuoka and Ambassador Yoshitsugu, for the Japanese, in Moscow on April 13, 1941. Joseph Stalin is observing in the center of the scene.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 47 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet forces engage invading German forces during World War II

Opening scene shows Soviet troops gathered in a forest during World War 2. Artillery fire is heard in background. Next Soviet artillerymen are firing a 122 mm howitzer M1910/30 at a front line position during World War 2. . A Soviet Polikarpov I-16 aircraft is seen briefly, in flight overhead. Soviet infantry advancing across a field behind a T-34 tank. Heavy smoke clouds nearby in the background. Soviet infantry moving through forest as machine gun fire is heard. One soldier places a slit shield in front of himself and fires through it with his rifle, while standing in a trench. View of him firing alongside a comrade in the trench. Soviet troops jumping from an army truck to take up positions in the field. Soviet Marshal Semyon Timoshenko is seen at the battle front accompanied by another officer. . A string of dropped bombs explode in the distance. Soviet soldiers in a trench looking for enemy aircraft with binoculars. Infantry passing through barbed wire. One carries a mine detector. Soviet machine gunners duck as a shell explodes near them. Infantry charging through the woods.Soviet Polikarpov.I-16 aircraft attack German tanks that maneuver in attempt to escape them. Bombs explode among the tanks. A Soviet Polikarpov I-16 aircraft climbs rapidly overhead. View from Russian aircraft of German tanks racing across a field, that appear to be emitting smoke screens. Soviet tanks moving past a blazing wooden structure. Wrecked German army motorcycle and side car displaying the Totenkopf (death head) symbol. Closeup of the symbol. Dead German soldiers in the grass and lying next to a motorcycle. Remains of a downed German airplane, in flames. Dead German flyer entangled in remains of parachute. Soviet soldier examines a knocked out German Panzer I tank. Partial views of other destroyed German tanks. Smoke drifts across a quiet battlefield. Soviet infantry moving forward. Several views of German prisoners of war being marched in various locations. Closeup of Totenkopf and number 13 on the side of a German armored vehicle. A Soviet soldier begins to scrub it off the vehicle. Camera pans closely over some of the prisoners. A German soldier, who wants to stop fighting, presents a pass to a Soviet soldier as he surrenders. Closeup of the pass, one of many that had been scattered among the German forces, by the Soviets. It invites a bearer, who is fed up with killing, to come to the Soviets. The document states boldly, "Geht mit diesem ausweis durch die front." (Go with these identification papers through the front.) Soviet soldiers escort the German soldier away. Soviet soldiers help a wounded comrade from a tank camouflaged under hay. Soviet medical corps women and a male doctor tend to the wounds of a soldier. A Soviet non-commissioned officer speaks at a battlefront funeral in woods. Afterwards, all attending stand and remove their hats in respect. View of the grave marker and flowers covering the grave.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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