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.
Artillery fire is directed on Russian lines from observation balloons in the Kerch Peninsula during the Battle of the Kerch Peninsula of World War II. A German observation balloon is raised. Wire reel and gear box of the balloon are raised. A soldier looks through a binocular. A soldier talks over a field telephone. Soldiers work with a map at a table. The soldiers fire field artillery. They push bombs to be loaded.
German bombers strike Russian positions during the Battle of the Kerch Peninsula of World War 2. German He-111 bombers in flight. A German gunner seen at the window of bomber. Crew in a German bomber aircraft. Bombs are dropped on Russian positions. Aerial view of bomb explosions on targets. A pilot and a copilot in a cockpit. Aerial view of bombs dropping on Russian positions.
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.
The Russians recapture Kerch in Ukraine during World War II. A map showing the location of Kerch. Smoke rising from explosions in Kerch. The Red Army soldiers advance through rubble in the city. The soldiers in a freight yard. Abandoned equipment at the yard. Dead Germans on the ground. Damaged buildings in view. The soldiers under cover of the ruins of buildings firing at German positions. Views of dead German soldiers. A soldier atop a structure on which German Swastika symbol is displayed. Aerial view of the city with ruins of buildings and smoke rising from shelled areas. Damaged buildings along a road. Russian troops on tanks moving along. German and Romanian prisoners marched in columns along a path. Russian troops holding guns beside artillery. A Romanian prisoner is interrogated by few Russian officers. The officers standing beside the artillery. Russian troops on tanks moving on a path. A few buildings in view. A map showing different German positions in Ukraine.
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.