German troops on the Eastern Front, invading Grodno, Poland (now Hrodna Belarus) during World War II. A map illustrates Eastern Prussian-Lithuanian border and German troop movements into Daugavpils, Kaunas, Brest-Litovsk and Grodno. German troops on horseback and carts on a road, passing by damaged and burning buildings in the village. German Wehrmacht soldiers fire artillery. Smoke arises due to explosion. A German officer points out a target. An industrial chimney collapses. German forces march forward and round up Russian Army prisoners. A wrecked Soviet tank. A dead body lying near a disabled tank. German troops sitting atop a tank as it moves. Elevated view across the Old Bridge spanning the Neman River toward the city of Grodno, with many buildings burning. The Grodno Catholic church of the Discovery of the Holy Cross (Bernardine), also called the Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross, seen rising from the city, with damage to its main steeple. Houses and buildings in the city burning, as German troops move through the city. Brief view of the The Jesuit Cathedral of Grodno (now The Jesuit Cathedral of Hrodna) behind burning buildings, as a German soldier passes by on a motorcyle with sidecar.
Germans advance against Russian treoops on the Byelorussian Front inSoviet Union during World War II. A map indicates Grodno and Kaunas as German troop's destinations. They march forward to attack Grodno. Troops a tank. They fire a gun. Smoke rises due to fire. They march forward. A map shows Kaunas as their next destination. Troops on a tank as one of the soldier stands with a shell. Damaged and destroyed military equipment in Kaunas vicinity. A German soldier on a tank.
German offensive on the Eastern Front in Operation Barbarossa, during World War 2.
Three German soldiers ride into a burning village, near Grodno, Belorussia, in, what appears to be, a fully tracked armored personnel carrier. They are followed by some armored cars and other vehicles. Huge flames and clouds of smoke obscure the background. The entire place is in flames. German troops on horseback pull artillery and caissons. Camera pans over flaming buildings. Several mounted soldiers move slowly along the village street, as fires rage. Hundreds of disarmed Soviet troops rush across a bridge and toward the rear as German troops march past them toward the battle front. Camera focuses on the blazing buildings as one structure collapses. Huge numbers of German infantry march slong a dirt road. Some of them carry shovels. Camera pans across line of horses pulling artillery pieces and caissons. Closeup of German General of Artillery, Wilhelm Fahrmbacher as he orders a gun crew to direct their 105mm artillery piece toward a line of bunkers. Soldiers manning a truck-mounted weapon accompanied by infantry, move along a dirt road. Another glimpse of the howitzer gun crew. A soldier crawling along, in underbrush and others running across the field. The 105 howitzer crew firing some more (and the soldiers holding their ears). Troops hurrying across open fields and then attacking concrete bunkers (one carrying a hand grenade). Notable closeup images of the German infantrymen fighting their way into the bunker complex. Soldier with hand grenade moving past the remains of a concrete wall. (Only steel reinforcement is left.) He and a comrade clamber down into the bunker proper. Infantry riflemen scour damaged bunkers for Soviet defenders. Some emerge and surrender.
German troops at the Eastern Front during World War II. A map illustrates Eastern Prussian-Lithuanian border and movement of German troops into Daugavpils, Kaunas, Brest-Litovsk and Grodno.. German troops fire artillery. Smoke arises due to fire. A view of a damaged building. A German soldier runs. Troops roundup all Russian prisoners. Prisoners march in a group. German medium bombers Heinkel He 111 in flight during a bombing mission. A pilot wearing a helmet in the cockpit. The bomber drops bombs. Smoke arises doe to explosion. Russian prisoners march. The bomber drops bomb on the target.
Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of Britain sits pensively at his desk. Winston Churchill and his wife, Clementine, walking together in London. King George VI stepping from a car and entering 10 Downing Street. British civilians marching casually wearing steel army helmets. A man volunteering for the Army. New recruits being issued uniforms. Others, in civilian clothes, learning to drill with rifles and then marching away from a village. Recruits in bayonet practice. Winston Churchill speaking about the tragedy brought upon Europe by Hitler (this Churchill speech was at St. James's Place, London, June 12, 1941, in an address to Allied delegates). Aerial views of the destruction of Poland by Hitler's forces. Polish victims of German bombardment. A boy and women mourning over the dead. A child being held near a bonfire to warm her. Children rescuing a few possessions from a destroyed home. Parents carrying children. Women and girls crying and in mourning for the loss of loved ones and destruction from war.
'50 Years of Cinematography' depicts the role of military and news cameramen during World War II. Germany starts the War. Invasion of Poland in 1939: German Nazi Luftwaffe bombers in flight over Warsaw. Explosions due to the bombardment. Burning and damaged buildings in the war torn city. Civilians amidst rubble and ruins. Soldiers and civilians look at corpses on a sidewalk. A woman with her child cries. A man walks on a street. Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940: Allied troops evacuated from the Dunkirk coast. Allied troops on ships. Smoke rises from a ship under German attack. Soldiers wade through the water towards waiting ships. Burning ships. The Second Armistice at Compiegne after the German victory in the Battle of France, 1940: German troops stand at attention. German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, President of the Reichstag Hermann Goering, German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel and other German officers arrive at the venue. The leaders and officers walk past the soldiers at attention. Hitler gives the Nazi salute. The Blitz, London in 1940-1941: Bomb damaged buildings. Cars and pedestrians amidst ruins and rubble on the streets. A train over a collapsed wall. Civilians in a horse cart. A wrecked bus in a damaged building. Rescue workers among the rubble. Clouds over the city.