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Japanese and Turkish military missions tour Eastern Front at German invitation, in World War II

Opening scene shows German Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel gesturing as he hosts members of a Japanese military mission and a Turkish military delegation (headed by Colonel General Cemil Cahit Toydemir). At Adolf Hitler's invitation, they are on a tour of the Eastern front and English channel coasts between June 25th and July 7th, 1943, during World War 2. Here, they are seen inspecting German positions and witnessing firepower demonstration on the Russian Front near Kharkov (also Kharkiv) just south of Kursk. They observe a German artillery gun crew as they demonstrate rapid firing of their field piece. Shells explode raising black smoke. Closeup of a senior Japanese military official. Turkish and Japanese visiters board two small open train cars driven by German soldiers on motorcycles adapted for the purpose. Following a pause, the scene shifts to the visiting officers inspecting German armor, including a small armored personnel carrier; a Tiger Tank of Pz.Abt.503; and other armored vehicles. They watch a Tiger tank moving along a muddy berm rotating its turret and 88mm gun as it moves. Another tank races past the camera at high speed, raising clouds of dust. A German gun crew, in a trench, fires an MG 42 heavy machine gun. They look up and camera focuses on formations of German JU 87 Stuka dive bombers flying overhead. Visiting officer peers through a periscopic viewing device, as Large explosion occurs in the field. German, Japanese, and Turkish officers converse as a huge plume of smoke rises in the background, capturing their attention.

Date: 1943, June 25
Duration: 1 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
German troops retreat from Orel in Russia and make a counter attack

Animated map of Eastern front locates Orel, Kursk, Belgorod and Kharkov in Russia. German military vehicles, including Marder III tank destroyers, successfully retreat from Orel. People on street. Troops advance on a field. A soldier observes through binoculars. Germans attack Russian positions on front with dive bombers ("Ju87-Sturzkampfbomber"), rockets ("Nebelwerfer") and Tiger-I tank of s.Pz.Abt.503. Artillery fired. Germans advance through burning Russian village. Damaged Russian T34 and Lend-Lease Stuart tanks on field. Russian prisoners stand in lines. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 41 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German pilots report on mission and discuss battles as Hitler receives generals who fought at Kharkov, Russia in Europe.

Activities of German pilots and generals in Europe during World War II. German pilots talk. German officer talks on a phone. They stand beside a map and talk. They discuss about mission and battles at a fighter squadron headquarters. Next: German Chancellor Adolf Hitler at the Wolfsschanze (Wolf's Lair) Fuhrer's Headquarters (FHQ) for the eastern front near Rastenburg (now Ketrzyn Poland). He receives generals who fought at Kharkov, Russia. Generals give a Nazi salute. Adolf Hitler decorates Schutzstaffel soldiers. Gen.Lt. Theobald Lieb is greeted and awarded by Hitler. Next, SS-Hpstuf. Léon Degrelle and SS-Gruf. Herbert Otto Gille are greeted by Hitler and receive decorations from him. Hitler and officers, including the award recipients, seated at a conference table talking.

Date: 1942
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
American Undersecretary of War speaks to difficulties facing Allies in confronting Germany and Japan in World War II

Undersecretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson, Sr. speaks about a report from the General staff outlining the needs for combating Germany and Japan in World War 2. He cites Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, as an example of what will be needed. He continues to narrate in the background as an animated map appears showing the buildup of supplies and Allied forces in North Africa; Allied air forces flying 60 thousand sorties over Sicily and, the direct amphibious assault using 3,200 vessels. Map also depicts opposing forces of 12 (“unwilling”) Italian Divisions and 3-1/2 German Divisions. View of Allied troops carrying some of their 31 thousand casualties on stretchers from field ambulances. Allied medics attending to the wounded. Some are seen lying on stretchers in a row on the ground near a wall. Interior of a field hospital where surgeons and other medical personnel treat the wounded. Animated map shifts to Europe with Germany at its center, showing , in contrast to Sicily that was only an “outpost,”, the heavily fortified perimeter of Axis controlled areas; the axis industrial might; and the disposition of 300 German Divisions (mostly on the Eastern front) defending the region. Next, the map illustrates Japan’s defended regions in the Pacific Image returns to Undersecretary Patterson i n his office, speaking of the Allied offensives planned for next year (1944), and emphasizing their challenge and difficulty. Scene shifts to General Jonathan Wainwright and his garrison at Corregidor, in the Philippines, surrendering to Japanese forces in 1941. Japanese military camera pans over the Americans being taken prisoner. Other Americans and Filipinos are seen being marched together under guard. Scene shifts to classic views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. View of Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese civilians in 1937. Dangling bodies of persons hung by Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in Russia, in 1941 A Russian soldier comforts a little girl as he escorts her across a snowy landscape. Time bomb left by German forces retreating from Naples, Italy, in 1943, blows up a Post office building . Views of damage to building and bodies of victims. American Military Police assisting a victim. American soldiers carrying an injured civilian on a litter. Scene shifts to British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, entering a hall in the Spiridonovka Palace, during the 1943 Moscow Conference in Russia. Close-up of the American, Soviet, and British flags on a table. View of many delegates seated around the table. Close-up of Molotov, Eden, and Hull signing conference document.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Stalingrad during Christmas and New Year, 1942, and continuing until February 2, 1943

The final struggle for Stalingrad during World War Two. Christmastime, 1942 in Moscow. Russian civilians obtaining fir trees for Christmas celebrations. A large beautifully decorated Christmas tree set up in the Hall of Pillars, in Moscow. Couples dancing in the hall to music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Children at play, on slides, on a carousel, and with one another. New Year's eve is different. Soviet workers in a munitions factory greet each other but continue working without stopping. On the Stalingrad front lines, the Soviet Army marks the New Year, 1943, by launching artillery barrages, through the night and continuing unabated well into the next day. Russian Sukhoi Su-2 light bombers drop incendiaries on German positions. Brief partial glimpse of a Russian Sherman tank. Soviet troops moving on armed Aerosan ice gliders. Batteries of Soviet Katusha rockets fire barrages. Soviet infantry and tanks advance across vast barren snow-covered terrain. Animated map depicts Nazi forces being pounded on several fronts. A solitary horse standing in midst of Stalingrad destruction. February 2, 1943, Soviet soldiers,symbolically, fire the last shot, in the Battle of Stalingrad. A smiling Soviet soldier then places a cover over the muzzle of the field artillery piece. Scenes of the battle's aftermath. Russian officers hug one another. The Red flag is hung from a city building. Numerous German soldiers surrender under a white flag of truce. Many surrendering German Generals are seen.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various intense fights between Nazi forces and the Red Army of Russia during World War II.

Battles fought by Soviet Russians fighting military raids from other nations. Map shows the Nazi attack on Russia from five different directions. Nazi armored division and motorcycles march in Russia. Various cities of Russia under Nazi invasions. German infantrymen and tanks march for Moscow. Hitler's announces Russian annihilation. Destroyed factories and plants, cannons and cities by Nazis. Depressed and injured Russian soldiers retreat. Nazi generals plan strategy to destroy enemy in various nations. Animated demonstration of strategies of Germany and Russia. Russian soldiers march. Fierce battles on streets of various Russian cities. Dead bodies of German soldiers and their tanks destroyed. People of all ages, men and women mobilized.

Date: 1943
Duration: 8 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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