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.
German and Finnish military forces retreating in Finland. German military trucks and carts move along a road. Rail tracks and rail cars loaded with luggage and belongings of Finnish citizens retreating as the Soviet forces advance in Finland. The rail station at Kemijarvi Finland and the rail yard piled high with personal belongings of Finnish citizens fleeing. A train laden with belongings of fleeing Finnish refugees. Trucks and troops go on a road. Smoke rises from background.
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.
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.
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.
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.