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Breslau Poland 1943 stock footage and images

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Reich Labour Service boys dig drainage area; Athletes participate in athletic events at a Breslau meet with Hitler Youth.

Opening scenes show German young men and boys of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD or Reich Labour Service) forming up into units at a camp in Serbia, marching with shovels, and digging a drainage area. Next scenes show Hitler Youth gathering in Breslau, lower Silesia, and participating in a summer athletic meet. A ceremony with many Hitler youth girls in synchronized calisthenics on the stadium field at the Hermann-Goering-Sports field. A young man does gymnastics on rings. Boy and girl spectators of the Hitler Youth watch the events from the stands and cheer. Youth competing in the long jump and pole vault events. Athletes participate in a relay race. Spectators watch swimming competitions and diving competitions at a swimming pool. Hitler youth leaders and other Nazi officers watch and smile from the stands.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Germans defend against advancing Soviet forces in Silesia during World War II

Germany defending against Soviet offensives along the Oder River in in Silesia, during World War 2. German infantry slogging through mud, past sign pointing back 6 Km to Ratibor,Germany, (present-day Racibórz, Poland) during World War 2. They are proceeding to reinforce defenses at Breslau. They carry many panzerfaust antitank weapons. Scene shifts to German officers conversing with General Hermann Niehoff, Commander of Breslau defenses. German gunners firing a Heavy 21 cm Mörser 18 gun at near-zero elevation. (General Niehoff holds his ears as it fires.) Shell explodes with large fireball in distance. Niehoff speaks with a smiling German officer and pats him on the shoulder, at an informal award ceremony on a street in outlying area of Breslau. German soldiers riding atop an Auto Union Kätzchen (armored personnel carrier) .It is towing a conveyance in which two soldiers ride.

Date: 1945
Duration: 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Germany prepares to defend Fortress City of Breslau in Lower Silesia, Germany (now Poland) against Soviets in World War II

The city of Breslau being fortified and prepared to defend against surrounding soviet forces in January, 1945, World War 2. Armed sentries patrolling the city streets. Snow on ground in some places. Poster announces the situation and requests cooperation of all Men, women, and children (over the age of 10). A poster being nailed to a pole, showing a defender with a panzerfaust anti-tank weapon confronting a tank. German soldiers shouldering panzerhaust on patrol in the snow. Closeup of insignia on sleeves on defenders' overcoats reading,"Volkssturm Wehrmacht." Men on defensive barricades. Others hauling material for defenses in wheel barrows. Tram cars being overturned and placed as impediments to invading forces. Closeup of Karl August Hanke, Gauleiter of Silesia, the city's Battle Commander (Kampfkommandant), mingling with other officers, and various groups of defenders. Hatless, he shakes hands with a defender who is dressed in heavy white cold weather coat. A car riding on road laced with tram tracks. view from inside the car of streets, building, and barriers contrived from overturned vehicles. Tram cars being set up as barriers. View from inside a defensive position, of a woman and man walking in the snow. Men setting up boxes of explosives and hooking them up to detonators along railroad tracks on a bridge. Closeups of the boxes and detonators. The charges are ignited and a large destructive explosion results raising dust and smoke. Civilian inhabitants of Breslau, under orders to evacuate, are seen leaving the city with their belongings. Some ride in army trucks, others use any means available to transport their belongings, including , wagons, bicycles, carts, and even baby carriages. As they leave, German soldiers including Volkssturm (Peoples' Militia) enter to reinforce the city defenses, Views of the reinforcements, some carrying panzerfaust anti-tank weapons, but most shouldering rifles as they march into the city. Cases of small arms being offloaded from army trucks to supply the reinforcements. A Goliath, SdKfz. 303 remote controlled tracked mine is seen scurrying across the ground as soldiers watch it in operation. A contingent of Volkssturm carrying panzerfaust weapons. City defenders setting up a large artillery field piece. A supply train carrying heavy armor and artillery to the city. A Hertzer tank destroyer being maneuvered into position with other armor on a dirt road. A line of Panther tanks on a roadway behind supply trucks. Closeup of one with crew members visible. Scene shifts to a dirt airfield where a German Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft is taking off. It is followed by several Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft. Some raise considerable dust during takeoff. Closeup of one passing the camera on takeoff. Next, one is seen nosing over in the soft dirt of the airfield. But the pilot manages to right it again and continue the takeoff. Some Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft taking off in the dust. German airmen look up to watch the departing airplanes. Aircraft are barely seen in distance above, possibly engaged in dogfights with Soviet aircraft. Blsck smoke rising from Soviet bombing or shelling. Soldier on the airfield, shouldering a panzerfaust, looks skyward, with a comrade. View of sky shows aircraft engaged above, but barely discernible. White smoke rises from the ground, possibly from a crashed airplane.

Date: 1945
Duration: 3 min 56 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A Russian attack near Breslau is repelled by German tanks, artillery and rocket launchers during World War II.

Germany responds to the Russian attack near Breslau, Lower Silesia, Germany (Now part of Poland) during World War II. StuG III's move on the road. Soldiers stand with Panzerfaust recoilless antitank weapons and guns. Sdkfz.251/21 Drilling half-tracks advance. Two soldiers look through binoculars. A stationary Panther tank. Soldiers sit on a Hetzer Jagdpanzer, light tank destroyer. A tank gun is fired. Soldiers sit holding small arms in the battle field.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German forces defending against Soviets on the Vistula line in World War II Winter of 1945. Kriegsmarine operations in the Baltic

Opening scene shows map with principal cities of Danzig, Königsberg, Warsaw, Breslau and the Vistula River and Baltic Sea (Ostsee) among other places shown. Gernan forces forming a defense against Soviets on the Vistula line in the Winter of 1945, during World War 2. German troops are seen in white winter gear manning positions in deep snow. They are seen in midst of high winds and snowstorm. Only a couple of motorcycles move through the storm. Closeups of some of the German soldiers. Scene shifts to a Baltic seaport, where German troops and war materiel are being loaded for transport to the front. Views of German supply convoy underway through ice floes in the Baltic. Glimpse of German sailors on deck in cold weather gear. View from snow covered deck of an accompanying warship of the convoy steaming ahead. At TC:01:09, the German Cruiser Prinz Eugen is seen underway in the Baltic. She carries a an observation aircraft amidship. Next, German warships are seen firing multiple salvos from their naval guns.

Date: 1945
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
A 1943 film promoting the U.S. Army Service Forces and the importance of Logistics in World War II

A stream of U.S. Army trucks heads along a highway as opening slate rolls, emphasizing the importance of logistics to wartime operations. Two U.S. Army small hatch M4 Sherman tanks (Possibly Ford built moels M4A3) rush down a hillside toward the camera. View from atop a tank with Browning M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun installed. It heads uphill, firing rounds from its gun, raising explosion of earth ahead of it. Barrel of a 240 mm howitzer gun swings up in front of the camera. A U.S. coastal defense gun firing from a fort. Rear view of 240 mm Howitzer being fired. Towed field artillery pieces being fired. Troops near water, firining a Bofars 40 mm anti aircraft gun. A U.S. soldier firing a Browning 1917 water cooled machine gun. A B-17 bomber in flight overhead. View of a bombardier at a Norden bomb sight inside the B-17 with his finger on the bomb controls. The bomb bays open and bombs fall, seen striking in a line on the ground. Ground level views of large explosions on the ground. A tank camouflaged in underbrush, firing its gun. A small hatch Sherman tank charging the camera. Several German Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft flying fast and low on strafing runs. A soldier firing an antiaircraft machine gun. Closeups of three Messerschmitt Bf 109 aircraft attacking at high speed, only several feet above ground. Bombs bursting in a field where a soldier in lying next fo barbed wire. A tank knocking trees over as it emerges from woods. Infantry following tanks across a field. A series of scenes showing armor and infantry charging. In one, troops are wearing gas masks. A huge explosion in a field. Paratroopers inside an airplane connect to a static line and jump from the plane. Lines of parachutes fill the sky as paratroopers jump from C-47 aircraft. Closeup of paratrooper as he descends and hits the ground. View of Polish cavalry riding in a loose formation. German gun crew fires at Polish city. Smoke rising from burning buildings. Norwegian flag flying over a fort in Norway. Views of German Ju-52 aircraft in flight over Athens, Greece. It flies over the Parthenon and other ancient buildings. German tanks and troops entering Belgium. Troops marching in Yugoslavia. The American flag flying over Bataan. Civilians grieving over dead in Poland. Dead victims of war in Norway, Greece, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Malaya, Singapore, Shanghai, and Mandalay. A group of civilians grieving over two dead children. The German (Nazi) flag flying from a flagpole. (World War II; WW II; World War 2; World War Two)

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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