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German Army forces invade and occupy Grodno, Poland, destroying buildings and setting houses on fire during World War 2.

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.

Date: 1941, June
Duration: 1 min 4 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German invasion of Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) in Belarus during World War II.

Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Panzergruppe Guderian operating in Belarus (Each vehicle displays a white "G" on its fender.) . Closeups of tracks on German Panzerkampfwagen II (Sd.Kfz. 121) tanks rolling across a wooden bridge.Views flip back and forth between the full views of tanks and of their tracks and wheels. A German soldier rides on the tank gun in one view. The tanks including, Panzerkampfwagen (Sd/Lfz/141/1 Pz.Kpfw III Ausf.L), speeding along a dirt road, accompanied by half-tracks armed with antiaircraft guns (SdKfz Flakwagen). One also tows a field piece..One of the half-tracks is protected by logs and sandbags. The German column passes a knocked out smoking Soviet BT tank at the side of the road. Soldiers on motorcycles and a covered German 15cm Kanone are also seen. More views of the advancing armor column. View from a German invasion vehicle crossing an alternate bridge over a river, on their way to Grodno. (A destroyed bridge is in background.) Next, the city of Grodno (or Hrodna) is seen in a broad view from a bridge on the near bank of the Nieman (or Nyomen or Newman) River on June 23, 1941. Smoke rises from the city, across the river. German armor and vehicles move across the bridge German infantry enters the city past burning buildings.

Date: 1941, June
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German troops attack Grodno and Kaunas in Soviet Union during World War II.

Germans advance against Russian treoops on the Byelorussian Front in Soviet Union during World War II. A map indicates Grodno and Kaunas as German troop's destinations during Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union. 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.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 24 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
German Forces attack villages and defenses near Grodno, Belorussia, during Operation Barbarossa in World War II

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.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Polish Refugees travel three years and 3 thousand miles to Iran during World War II.

Many Polish refugees are seen in the final phase of their monumental trek of three years and three thousand miles from Poland, during World War 2. Scene shifts to Poland in 1939, where polish refugees crowd roads carrying their belongings in wooden carts and other conveyances. They are seen at a rest stop where they obtain food. Animated map shows path of refugees fleeing East into the Soviet Union, following the German invasion in August, 1939. The path continues Southeast in 1941, as they flee from the German campaign, Operation Barbarossa, into the Soviet Union. Their journey continues along the west coast of the Caspian Sea, through the Caucasus, to Persia (Iran). Views of refugees arriving at the Persian border, where they are seen near many tents, and being provided with articles of clothing from British and American Red Cross Stations. Refugees donning new shoes and other items. Young girls having their hair styled. Refugees sit at long tables where they receive hot meals. A teacher conducts an outdoor class for Polish refugee children. Closeup of children at their desks. Refugee women are seen tilling soil to plant crops, while fathers and grown sons and daughters leave to join the new armies of the Polish Government in Exile. Views of Polish women, in uniforms marching and of uniformed armed Polish soldiers, as well becoming part of the Allied war against the Axis powers. Polish refugees at an outdoor shrine, offering prayers for the safety of their members in the military. New polish refugee arrivals at the Persian border being greeted by others, many of whom are family members.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 46 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German medium bombers Heinkel He 111 in flight and on bombing mission at the Eastern Front

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.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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