Battles fought by Russians fighting military invasion from Germany during World War II. Air raid sirens sound and streets of Leningrad. Civilian men, women, and children running for cover in Leningrad as German Luftwaffe bombers raid and blitz Leningrad. Empty streets of Leningrad with idle streetcar trolleys just before German bombing attack. Civilian men and women aircraft spotters track German planes. Russian Anti Aircraft guns follow the course of of the German planes and fire. Aerial bombs away view as bombs dropped by German aircraft and explosions seen at ground level as Soviet buildings are destroyed by bombing. Bombing continues at night. Russian firemen fight fires on burning buildings of Leningrad. Ruins of buildings destroyed by bombing. Rescuers in rubble rescue people and civilians clear rubble. Elephant at Leningrad zoo killed in bombing. Animated map shows Leningrad surrounded by German Army during siege of Leningrad.
Men conversing in a hall in Leningrad, Russia. Books on the table. Buildings and houses in the city. Scenes from automobile driving along the city streets. Cars parked on the street. Trams on the street. People in a public park. Interesting view of Mikhailovsky Palace being renovated, with scaffolding in place, and statue of Lenin (no longer there) in the courtyard. Commuters waiting for buses and streetcars. Pedestrians walking across bridges.
Snow covered grounds in Russia. People on the streets of Leningrad, Russia. German tanks and soldiers on the streets of Leningrad. No electricity and water supply. People dig holes through the streets to get water. Food is rationed during Leningrad blockade. Women clean the rubble on streets. Animated maps show Leningrad. Shell manufacture. Supplies are brought in by truck, tractor and railroad. German planes bomb trucks. Spring arrives. Russian children on the streets. People indulge in recreational activities. German prisoners enter the city.
The Siege of Leningrad. German Army bombs city of Leningrad. German artillery fired. Fire and explosion. Smoke rises up in the sky. Streets burn in Leningrad. The natives of Leningrad. Women remove rubble from streets. Animated maps show Leningrad blockade.
View of cold and snowy conditions in Leningrad during German siege of Leningrad in World War 2. A soviet soldier stands on a frozen river under a Russian bridge. Road is constructed over frozen Lake Ladoga in Leningrad, Soviet Union. View of plows and grading trucks clearing snow and preparing the road bed over ice. Convoys of trucks bring in food (a truck filled with butchered meat), oil fuel, grain, medicine and other supplies across Lake Ladoga for the people in Leningrad. Nazi planes drop bombs over convoy of supply trucks on Lake Ladoga. Bombs away views as bombs leave German bombers. Soviet anti-aircraft guns stationed on frozen Lake Ladoga fire at Luftwaffe aircraft. Railroad track laid over the ice of Lake Ladoga and freight train locomotive with sign "To the heroes of Leningrad" (translated) carries essential supplies across the lake. Russian civilians gather at train depots in Leingrad to offload supplies and to load sick and injured men, women, and children. A young Russian child bundled up on a sled at the train station. Soviet Russian soldiers in winter white camouflage charge forward on a battlefield toward German targets on the outskirts of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).
Ice melting and water flowing as Spring comes to Leningrad following winter siege by Germany in World War 2. Crosses from Nazi graves wash away into streams. Convoy trucks continue to drive on the melting ice of Lake Ladoga. Group of children in Leningrad enjoy a walk outside. A child rides a tricycle. A woman washes windows of a trolley. Point of view (POV) shot of driving trolley in Leningrad, showing controls. People board trolley. Soviet women soldiers from Army and women sailors from women's Navy corps walking. Wide shot of Leningrad with trolley running. Dancers from the famous ballet theater board a Soviet battleship. Dancers perform traditional dances while sailors play violin and other instruments. Sailors watch as dancers leave ship in small boat. Woman spits on German prisoners of war POWs as they are marched through the streets of Leningrad. Soviet citizen soldiers or militia march in procession holding rifles with fixed bayonet.