Map showing Crimea and surroundings, including Dnieper, Donez, and Don Rivers, and cities of Kiev, Kertch (aka Kerch), Novorossiysk, Stalino (aka Donetsk), and Sevastopol. German soldiers looking from a high point of land overlooking narrow body of water in vicinity of the Isthmus of Perekop, in World War 2. Romanian troops in summer uniforms with short pants, enter motor boats and navigate narrow waterways lined with tall grasses and shrubs. A shell or bomb explodes throwing water high in the air. The Romanian troops beach their boats and rush ashore. Soviet shellfire strikes a beached boat which explodes in smoke. The Romanians set up a machine gun and fire it with one man pulling the belt ammunition through as another feeds it. More scenes of motorboats speeding through the narrow waterways. Soldiers with boats at a small dock.
German officer looks at a map in hand and speaks to other officer. German troops put barbed wire on barricade and lay land mines. The land mines buried include S-mines, or 'bouncing betty' mines, as well as Teller mines. Motor vehicle drives along road. Troops march. Civilians leave their homes on horse carts. Civilians aboard train. Large explosion on railway track. Large overhead outdoor conveyor system operates. Civilians roll barrels to be loaded on ships.
Battle scenes of German and Soviet forces during German assault in the Crimea during World War 2. A German soldier send semaphore signals from a lookout tower set up near their encampment. In response, another soldier rings an air raid bell alarm. Soldiers unloading supplies at a pier, hurry to take cover, as German antiaircraft crew get ready for combat. A fast-moving Soviet warplane flies overhead as German antiaircraft batteries open fire. Gun crew firing a 12.8cm Flak 40 gun. Bombs exploding in a line on the ground. German troops along a road, with some taking cover in a ditch. A soviet warplane flying past at at what appears to be 100 ft altitude. Flak 40 gun crew firing with low elevation setting. German soldier using binoculars and sky filled with smoke from Flak bursts. A line of bomb explosions nearby. German soldiers fleeing from burning vehicles hit by bombs. More antiaircraft fire, and a spotter with binoculars watching a Soviet airplane explode and burn in the air, after being hit.
Overview of German logistics port at the Kerch Strait in Crimea, during World War 2. Smoke is rising in background from bombing by Soviet warplanes.
Port facilities include a rail line and several piers. German soldiers crank up the door of a troop amphibious landing boat as it pulls away from the shore. Boats flying the German war ensign. Several of these boats carrying supplies move along the waterway. Scene shifts to airborne German Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers in action. Closeups of some of them. Stukas diving with whine, and bombs striking Soviet targets below.
Views of Yalta city, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic during World War II. Russian woman and a child walk along mountain road to Lavidia Palace where Yalta Conference will take place. They stop at Russian pipe soda fountain for drink. A Russian man points to Russian signs, one sign indicates the advance of Nazis into Soviet Union in 1941, the other dated 1945 the retreat of Nazis.
Allied leaders at the Yalta Conference in Crimea, Soviet Union during World War II. Interiors of Livadia Palace in Crimea. Officials confer and look at papers. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives at the palace. Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin also arrives. Churchill's daughter Sarah Churchill in an army uniform as she talks to Anne Boettiger and Kathy Harriman.