Russian and French troops in joint parade on Eastern Front in World War 1. Russian commander and his troops present arms. Band plays music. French and Russian troops stand in formation. Cadre of French and Russian officers in reviewing position. French General Henri Gouraud, who lost his right arm in combat, at Gallipoli, in 1915, decorates a French soldier, using left hand only. Troops march on field. Army officers watch troops. French and Russian officers and officials walk together. (WWI; WW1)
Events during World War I. A wooden fort with a lookout post in countryside. Horse-drawn carriage in front of the fort, and two women wait outside. A sentry box at fort entrance. Guard on lookout post, above. Soldiers in uniform and local recruits entering the fort compound. Recruits pose for pictures. French officers pose with several local men bearing packs on their shoulders. Two officers, stand in a field, surrounded by troops, sitting on the ground, with their individual rifles pointed skyward.
Events during World War I. Construction project. Local townspeople engaged in construction under supervision of Russian army personnel. They dig with shovels. They carry stones on poles.
Events during World War I. Army officers of Allied Powers on field talk together and pose. Russian officers and a French and a British officer are seen.
Events during World War I. French officers greet other officers of Allied Powers on steps of a building. Russian and British officers are seen. Allied officers review troops, as they pass in review, on field. Officers give salute to marching troops.
German troops advance on the Eastern Front during World War 2. Russians employ scorched earth policy . Oil tanks ablaze and dams and structures blown up. Germans lay siege to Stalingrad. A Soviet troops in urban combat in Stalingrad. A German soldier is shot and falls. Views of awful destruction. Animated map showing Leningrad and the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga on either side. Views of Leningrad in snow. Citizens bundled against the cold, walk near historic structures. Food being distributed. Soviet troops in defensive positions. Animated map shows outbreak of Soviet forces in pincer movement that surrounds the German 6th Army. Two Soviet armies meet as they close the pincer. German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendering to Soviet forces on 31 January 1943. Troops of the German 6th Army make their way through the snow as they surrender. Battlefield cemetery, with markers of German soldier's graves. Numerous Soviet citizens, victims of the fighting, seen lying in the snow, as relatives grieve. Scene shifts to the Pacific theater with view of Japanese bombers flying over an installation flying the Rising Sun flag. Scenes of the Pearl Harbor attack. American workers fill yard near a war plant during shift change. Defense industry workers in the plants. Liberty ships being launched. American forces in amphibious assaults. U.S. forces engaged in North Africa and on Pacific islands. American soldiers at battlefield gravesite. General Dwight D. Eisenhower with General Omar Bradley and Allied military leaders, look over a map of Europe, following the June 6th invasion in Normandy. Fields filled with Sherman tanks and other war materiel, in England. The wing of an American airplane in D-day stripes as it takes off. Views from cockpit of an American bomber striking targets on D-day. B-17 bombers in formation at high altitude, leaving condensation trails in the sky. Pilots in cockpit of an American bomber, as they drop bombs. Allied fighters in D-day stripes peeling off to attack. Gun camera views of fighters strafing German targets. Explosions and fires.