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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.