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German forces assist Finland combating Soviet forces in World War II

Gernan involvement in Russo-Finnish war during World War II. Opening scene shows map with arrows indicating movement of German forces from Norway, into Finland to help them defend against the Soviets. A sign wreathed in greenery, at the border,reads Finnland (in German) and Suomi (in Finnish). (Narrator says Finland is no more alone.) Next, a German soldier moves a barrier at the border and German troops on motorcycles, led by a staff car, begin crossing into Finland. They cross a bridge over water. A long line of German trucks, cars and motorcycles moves along a country road. One motorcycle, with sidecar, stops and the two German soldier occupants examine a sign marking the Arctic Circle. A steam locomotive pulling a train leaves a Finnish railroad station. Views from aboard the train as local Finns wave at German soldiers who look out the train windows. Change of scene shows German infantry wading through some snow, (Other places are dry.) They are moving forward and taking up firing positions. Closeup of a German soldier firing his rifle. German gun crew firing a a 7.92mm MG37(t) machine gun. Closeup of the gun firing. German soldiers firing a mortar and the shell exploding in the distance. Closeup of another German gun crew firing an MG37 machine gun. (They are probably from the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord.) Shells exploding as German infantry run forward through light brush. Another 3-man German machine gun crew viewed from behind as they fire their weapon.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Finnish women perform military duties and Finnish Troops invade an island in Lake Onega.

German Front in Finland. A map shows the position of the German Front. Finnish women perform military duties. Finnish woman fills a form. Finnish women on tanks in a field. Nurses and Doctors look after patients. Finnish women wearing uniform stand in a group. Finnish Troops invade an island in Lake Onega. Russian POW's (Prisoner Of War) work on a road in a hilly terrain. They carry wooden logs.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 45 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Civilian refugees and their belongings in Kemijarvi, Finland during World War 2

Civilian refugees in Kemijarvi, Finland during World War II. Horse driven wagons carry household materials. Furniture loaded on the oxen carts and civilians walk by the sides. View of Kemijarvi train station. Train with furniture loaded high on flat cars passes through the valley.

Date: 1941
Duration: 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Russian vessels are shelled by the Germans in the Baltic Sea during the Russian Campaign of World War II.

The Russian Campaign in the Baltic Sea during World War 2. A map showing locations of the Soviet Union, Finland and Kola. The bow of a vessel advancing at sea. The German cruiser Nurnberg following behind the camera ship. A sailor on the camera warship looking through binoculars. A deck gun on the deck of the German ship. Explosions at the sea in the distance. Light guns aft on the German ship being fired. The Russian vessel is shelled. Several explosions surrounding the vessel. Equipment on the German ship. Smoke rising from the Russian vessel. German Navy officers and sailors watching from the ship deck. Water splashing against the bow of the vessel.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German troops invade Russia and Joseph Goebbels announces it on radio during World War 2.

German invasion of Russia. Early morning in Berlin with quiet street scenes during World War II. Hands of a clock in view. A man unloads milk cans from a truck. German radio broadcasting studios. A man operates controls. View of radio tower and buildings. Men enter an office. A sign announces broadcast in progress and requests quiet and no entry. Propaganda Minister Dr Joseph Goebbels enters the room and sits on a sofa. He announces Germany has launched an offensive on the Eastern Front as Germany's actions represent declaration of war against the Soviet Union. Officers stand in the background. Several men seated in cars, listen to radio broadcast. German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbontrop makes the announcement to journalists at a crowded news conference. Newspapers carry the story. Cameramen take photographs. Animated map depicts the Eastern front extending more than 5 thousand kilometers from Finland in the North to Romania in the South. This is Operation Barbarossa. German troops invade Russia. A ship underway and a bridge in view. Heavy German guns bombard targets. Smoke rises up. Street signs such as "Eydtkau" are shown as evidence of advances. German troops dismantle border barriers. German tanks and artillery advancing Eastward, encountering resistance. They blow up a building.

Date: 1941, June 22
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Red Army attacks Finland on Nov 30, 1939 by bombing Helsinki. The Winter War begins. Views of a Moscow parade and of Helsinki.

View of Red Army parading in Moscow. General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin waves at the marching troops. Map of Finland. Finland during the early days of the Winter War of 1939-40. President Kallio of Finland seated at table during a conference. He bangs a gavel. Traffic moves through the streets of Helsinki. Finnish civilians fleeing Helsinki at a railway station. Finnish civilian men mobilizing. Aircraft in flight. Paratroopers descend and advance on ground. Tanks move on a field. Soldiers riding horse carts beside a railroad track. They fire artillery. Soldiers advance through snow covered terrain in Finland wearing skis.

Date: 1939, November 30
Duration: 1 min 26 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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