German troops battle in a town on the Russian border during World War II. A map of the Eastern Front in the European Theater. Wrecked military vehicles on the road. German infantry, armored cars, half-tracks, and motorcycles approach the flaming town. The convoy enters the town. Burning buildings. Soldiers in half-tracks. Troops marching. Soldiers near a stream. They mount camels and proceed through a grain field. Smoke due to explosions and charred buildings in the town.
Block houses for German soldiers on the Eastern front. Russian war prisoners with axes cut down the trees into logs from snow covered forest areas. Men with hatchets and saws cut logs and smooth them for use in construction. War prisoners construct the block houses while German soldiers instruct and inspect them. Views of constructed block houses covered with snow. German soldiers work, drink,smoke and relax in the block houses. View of several block houses in snow covered areas.
Block houses in Eastern front. German engineers digging the ground for the foundation of block houses. Men with axes cut tree logs for the block house. Men place tree logs in foundation and construct the block. A man works with bricks beneath the log roof. Men cover the rooftop of the houses with mud and straw bedding. A man with a horse comes out from the block house. German engineers engage in constructing rooftops.
Block houses in Eastern front. A man with a grass cutter prepares the ground while others with spade digging for block houses. Men carry tree logs on their shoulders. German engineers construct the shades of the houses with tree logs and cover t with straw bedding. View of Russian prisoners of war cutting trees into logs in snow covered area.
German Me-109 and Stuka Ju-87 dive bombers take off from an airstrip near the Eastern Front during World War 2. Crews inside German Ju-88 bomber in flight. Formation of Ju-88s. Aerial view of snow-covered target area. The Ju-88s drop bombs that explode on ground. Heavy black smoke seen from one strike. . Soviet Yak fighter intercepter aircraft engage the bombers. Air-to-ground rockets being fired. Air-to-air rockets purportedly striking a Soviet fighter aircraft
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.