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German Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber hit Russian ship and antiaircraft guns hit Russian plane in Russia.

The German Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber in Russia. Swastika sign on bomber. Bomber drops bomb on Russian positions in the Kuban front. It hits a Russian ship in the sea of Azov. German soldiers look up in sky. They hide in trenches. Russian bomber drop shells, it explode on land. Antiaircraft guns are fired. It hits Russian bomber. Wrecked tanks are salvaged by German troops. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
German commando operations in the Kuban Lakes region, Northwest Caucasus, World War Two

German commando troops attack Russian positions in the Kuban Lakes area near Russian Black Sea Port of Novorossiysk, Northwest Caucasus, during World War II. Map depicts the area of operations. German commando units in motor launches raid Russian positions. View of a bay from mountain. The commandos load in motor boats and move through marshes and lakes . The troops wade through water and move on land to attack Russian targets. They fire machine guns. Commandos returning to their base, where several are seen at a pier with their boat, as other boats arrive.

Date: 1943
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German and Romanian troops of 17th Army defend against Soviet air attacks during evacuation from Kuban Bridgehead

German and Romanian 17th Army troops employ antiaircraft fire against Soviet air attacks, during their evacuation from the Kuban Bridgehead, on Taman Penninsula. A soldier on a tower raises warning signal flags. A soldier rings a bell. Anti aircraft guns are fired at Soviet aircraft attacking an evacuation point. German and Romanian troops in a trench. A Soviet aircraft flies low. A soldiers looks through binoculars. A Soviet aircraft is hit and pilot parachutes into the Sea of Azov. Barges carrying troops and material cross the Kerch Strait. German and Romanian Stuka aircraft drop bombs on Soviet targets in the Taman Penninsula. (World War II period).

Date: 1943, September
Duration: 2 min 0 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
 
 
German and Romanian troops fight against Soviets during the battle of Caucasus in World War 2

German film about the Battle for the Caucasus. Opens showing a map of the region, centered on Pyatigorsk. German troops are seen descending from wooded hills above the Kuban river. They launch a rubber raft and start crossing the river in it, as Soviet artillery shells splash in the water near them. Closeup of soldiers paddling the raft. Views from inside one of two rafts being paddled across the river, under artillery fire. German and Romanian soldiers participate in the crossings and make their way through heavy brush on the other side. They throw hand grenades. One Romanian soldier fires a vz.26 light machine gun. Others hunt Soviet snipers hidden in trees. They encounter one and shoot him down with their rifles. View from shore of a raft of Romanian soldiers being pulled by a cable toward the camera. Some are seen crossing the river in a power boat. Closeup of boatman at the tiller of the boat. Views of Romanian soldiers moving along the river bank near houses and roads. They move an artillery field piece along the shoreline. Movements of trucks raise much obscuring dust at the foot of the Caucasus mountains. Romanian troops hunkered down beside a road as a tank moves raising lots of dust in the background. Closeup of a Romanian T-4 tank (or German Panzer IV) advancing toward the camera. German forces with armor, artillery, and vehicles enter the town of Pyatigorsk. German forces setting up positions on a plain, and firing artillery at zero elevation and anti aircraft guns at Soviet positions. Armored vehicles and crews taking a break. German infantry marching in loose formation deeper into the Caucasus. Horses pulling artillery pieces and supplies through the water. A German SdKfz 7 half track proceeding through the water, towing an s.F.H. 18, 15cm field howitzer. A soldier hitches a ride on the hood of a staff car being towed through the water. View of Maikop, an Oil city on North Slope of Caucuses. Local Commissars taken prisoner, being escorted. Soldiers display a captured Bolshevik flag containing image of Joseph Stalin. Captured prisoners being marched, guarded by armed German soldiers on horseback. Scene shifts to German artillerymen setting up in a cornfield for a battle for the oil fields South of Maikop. Artillery firing, with operations continuing into the night. Fires raging at night from Soviet artillery strikes. German infantry advancing in the daylight. SdKfz 7 half tracks towing s.F.H. 18, 15cm field howitzers, past burning buildings. Closeup of infantry and armor advancing through dust and heat.

Date: 1942
Duration: 5 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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