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.
Activities of Russian troops at the Eastern Front during World War II. Troops seated on sleds advance on the front. A snow covered area. A soldier works in a field kitchen. Soldiers snipe at the Germans. They have their meals. The soldiers come out of a tent. Some of the soldiers take a bath. A soldier smokes. A soldier combs his hair and gets ready.
Activities of the Russian soldiers on the Eastern Front during World War II. Russian soldiers fire artillery at the German army. Smoke rises from explosions on the battlefield. Snow covered field.
German troops fight against the Soviets on the Eastern Front during World War II. A German officer at a map. German artillery and tanks fire at Soviet positions. Tanks and armored cars move across a field. Artillery being fired at night.
Airplanes in flight. Soldiers fire machine guns. Smoke from bombardment. Bombing in the fields. Soldiers run for cover. A clash between Soviet and German tanks. Soviet tanks advance. Tanks hit and explode. Soldiers fire antiaircraft guns and artillery. A destroyed U.S. tank. Destroyed Soviet tanks. A demolished Soviet train in flames.
German campaign on the Eastern Front of World War II. Artillery, mortars and rifles fired by German soldiers against the Russian Red Army in the eastern European Theater. German soldiers move across a field as firing continues. A German machine gunner fires. A night rocket barrage. Heavy firing takes place at night. A man wearing headphones operates a radio station. German soldiers make Soviet Russian prisoners march to the rear.