Map showing Crimea and surroundings, including Dnieper, Donez, and Don Rivers, and cities of Kiev, Kertch (aka Kerch), Novorossiysk, Stalino (aka Donetsk), and Sevastopol. German soldiers looking from a high point of land overlooking narrow body of water in vicinity of the Isthmus of Perekop, in World War 2. Romanian troops in summer uniforms with short pants, enter motor boats and navigate narrow waterways lined with tall grasses and shrubs. A shell or bomb explodes throwing water high in the air. The Romanian troops beach their boats and rush ashore. Soviet shellfire strikes a beached boat which explodes in smoke. The Romanians set up a machine gun and fire it with one man pulling the belt ammunition through as another feeds it. More scenes of motorboats speeding through the narrow waterways. Soldiers with boats at a small dock.
Map depicting area of conflict in Crimea during World War 2. It shows Crimea and Kerch peninsula, with Black Sea to South and Azov Sea to North. Kerch, Yalta, and Sevastopol are highlighted. Antiaircraft guns firing tracer bullets in the dark. German artillerymen firing heavy field piece. German infantry moving into and out of a deep trench. German troops hunkered down defensively in a trench. Artillery shell exploding in field. German officers conversing in a trench. German infantrymen in a trench, adjusting their person gear. One of them looking skyward as he chews a morsel of food. German Ju 78 Stuka dive bombers in flight, and diving on ememy targets. German tanks and trucks moving along dirt roads. Truck maneuvering around knocked out vehicles at side of road, containing ammunition. Knocked out heavy guns and tanks. Hatless German soldiers walking toward the rear. German soldiers using horses and wagons to move supplies through muddy terrain. Ju 78 Stuka dive bombers taking off in formation from farm fields. Dornier Do 17 bombers in formation and bombing Soviet targets on the Kerch Peninsula. Smoke rising as bombs explode on the ground. German troops riding on a truck, and setting up defensive positions. German infantry moving through a town. One German soldier firing a captured soviet PPSh-41 submachine gun from behind a parked car. A German soldier placing a hand grenade inside a building and taking cover as it explodes. A StuG III tank destroyer on a street at a seaport with German infantry walking behind it. Soviet troops being taken as prisoners.
Overview of German logistics port at the Kerch Strait in Crimea, during World War 2. Smoke is rising in background from bombing by Soviet warplanes.
Port facilities include a rail line and several piers. German soldiers crank up the door of a troop amphibious landing boat as it pulls away from the shore. Boats flying the German war ensign. Several of these boats carrying supplies move along the waterway. Scene shifts to airborne German Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive bombers in action. Closeups of some of them. Stukas diving with whine, and bombs striking Soviet targets below.
German and Romanian forces of the 17th Army, evacuate Kuban Bridgehead, at Taman, in Caucuses, and cross the Kerch Strait to Crimea, in World War Two. German and Romanian Officers study a map. S-mines aka 'Bouncing Betty' and Teller Mines are laid and barbed wire strung to impede the Russians. A convoy of trucks carries supplies. Some of local population evacuate along with the military. People carry their belongings in horse pulled carts. Many depart on railroad trains. Romanian troops set off charges that destroy sections of railroad behind them as they depart. Supplies are carried to ships at Port Kavkaz on the Russian shore of the Kerch Strait. Men roll drums in a dock area. Supplies are also transferred on the German-built aerial tramway, capable of transporting 1 thousand tons a day across the Kerch Strait.
German officer looks at a map in hand and speaks to other officer. German troops put barbed wire on barricade and lay land mines. The land mines buried include S-mines, or 'bouncing betty' mines, as well as Teller mines. Motor vehicle drives along road. Troops march. Civilians leave their homes on horse carts. Civilians aboard train. Large explosion on railway track. Large overhead outdoor conveyor system operates. Civilians roll barrels to be loaded on ships.
German soldiers arrive in the Kerch Peninsula during the Battle of the Kerch Peninsula of World War II. Animated map shows Kerch, Stalino and other places. German ships arrive at the Kerch Peninsula after evacuating a Cuban bridgehead. A soldier looks at Russian aircraft in flight through binoculars. An antiaircraft gun downs attacking Russian aircraft. Bombs dropped from the aircraft. A convoy of ships at sea. German soldiers walk in columns. Soldiers load material in a truck. A railroad engine used to pull down a tower. German engineers detonate installations to cover their retreat.