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.
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.
Views about 10 months into the German siege of Leningrad in World War 2. Isaakievskiy (St. Isaac's) cathedral and other buildings on Vorovsky Square (Isaak Square) in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) as viewed from Mariinsky Palace. (They appear relatively unscathed.) The Monument to Nicholas I is in the center. Boats and ships are docked along the Neva River. Two youths stand atop a building and look at smoke rising across the river from buildings being shelled by German forces. Closeup of buildings being destroyed by German shelling. A small boy helps pick up rubble from the streets. A woman is helped to her feet by a Soviet soldier. Scenes of destruction everywhere. Broken windows, stones falling from buildings, an abandoned doll on a window sill. A dead child lying on stairs. A woman weeping. A young boy holding his hat in his hands and looking sadly in mourning. A mother with a baby. People standing about in sorrow and shock. 14-inch Soviet coastal guns firing, from under camouflage netting, at German positions.
German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. German Pz.35t tanks and troops advance towards Leningrad. Explosions occur. Night time advancement of German armor and tanks, setting fires and burning areas as they advance. German artillery being fired at night as flashes occur in the dark. Artillery being fired across a river. German assault troops load into boats to cross the river. Aerial side view of German Luftwaffe bombers and pursuit aircraft in flight, including close-up views with pilots visible in cockpit. Infantry shock troops on bicycles wait to cross the river (Neva ?) in a captured river steamer. German troops advance through outskirts of the city on horseback and with loading equipment trailers. A wrecked through arch bridge being repaired by German engineers. Other damaged bridges in Leningrad. Smoke rises as German Pz.II and Pz.IV tanks roll past.
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).