German invasion of Russia during World War II. A map showing German invasion path in Russia until defeat at siege of Stalingrad. A map showing Soviet postwar expansion into Eastern Poland, East Prussia, portions of Finland and other areas. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are incorporated as Republics into the Soviet Union. Russian zones of occupation in Germany, Austria and North Korea. Map depicts an "Iron Curtain" encompassing the Soviet postwar territories. Soviet troops and tanks occupying countries. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns traveling along a city street. Crowds cheering in a stadium in Soviet East Germany. President Wilhelm Pieck of the German Democratic Republic is among people seen applauding in the stands. . Soviet cargo ships in a harbor operating under trade agreements. Chinese Communist forces moving with guns and artillery and tanks to expel Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalists from mainland China, in 1949. Chinese refugees including a casualty and a child holding a bag.
Animated map shows thrust of German forces during invasion of Soviet Russia in World War 2. Stalingrad is highlighted as a turning point. Another animated map shows Soviet territorial gains at the end of the war, as narrator discusses the disposition of those places and their respective populations, as in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. He also discusses Soviet zones of occupation. Animated map shows "Iron Curtain." Soviet troops on parade. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) on display during a parade in 1945. A stadium filled with people in Soviet-occupied East Germany, in 1949. Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck, the first President of the German Democratic Republic, is seen in the stands. Young East German women parade in traditional costumes, clapping their hands, in the stadium. Waterfront scenes show Soviet trade activities with post-war occupied entities. Scenes of conflict as Chinese communist forces expel Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland to Formosa, in 1949. A litter-borne casualty and a refugee mother and small girl are seen.
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.
Allied leaders meet at the Yalta Conference in Crimea, Soviet Union during World War II. US, British and Soviet flags at Saki airport. Soviet Foreign Minister Vyachselav Molotov, Andrei Gromyko and Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs Andrey Vyshinsky at the airport. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt seated in a jeep holds his hat in a salute. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Molotov stand along side the jeep as they review a Soviet honor guard. The jeep moves forward and then halts. Soviet troops march past the jeep. British Field Marshal Allan Brooke with others.
A reaper harvests a large wheat field in Soviet Union. Heaps of wheat in the field. Scientists test the grain as trucks loaded with wheat move away from the fields.
Allied leaders meet at the Yalta Conference in Crimea, Soviet Union during World War II. U.S. Secretary of State Edward Stettinius, Soviet Commissar for Foreign Affairs Vyachselav Molotov and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden pose at an airfield. Stettinius, Soviet Deputy Commissar for Foreign Affairs Andrey Gromyko and Harry Hopkins talk and smile. U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union W. Averell Harriman, Harry Hopkins and Stettinius at the airfield. U.S. Army General George C. Marshal with Harriman, Molotov and others outside a tent. U.S. Navy Admiral Ernest J. King greets Russian officers.