German diplomat Friedrich Werner von Schulenberg, of Nazi Germany, and Vyacheslav Molotov, of the Soviet Union meet together in Moscow, Russia, to sign the German-Soviet Border and Commercial Agreement. View of the two men and other representatives from each country at the signing ceremony. Narrator indicates that the agreement document covers expanded trade and commerce between the countries, establishes the northern border, and covers repatriation of Germans from republics including Lithuania and Estonia. View of the German and Soviet leaders each signing the document. Wax seals are added and a close-up of the signature page of the agreement is shown. (The Agreement also included the third set of secret protocols of the Hitler-Stalin Act or German-Soviet Treaty of Nonaggression. It followed the German-Soviet Frontier Treaty, which was the second secret protocol. Despite the pact, Germany attacked the Soviet Union 6 months later.)
German invasion of Russia during World War II. A map showing German invasion path in Russia until defeat at siege of Stalingrad. A map showing Soviet postwar expansion into Eastern Poland, East Prussia, portions of Finland and other areas. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are incorporated as Republics into the Soviet Union. Russian zones of occupation in Germany, Austria and North Korea. Map depicts an "Iron Curtain" encompassing the Soviet postwar territories. Soviet troops and tanks occupying countries. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns traveling along a city street. Crowds cheering in a stadium in Soviet East Germany. President Wilhelm Pieck of the German Democratic Republic is among people seen applauding in the stands. . Soviet cargo ships in a harbor operating under trade agreements. Chinese Communist forces moving with guns and artillery and tanks to expel Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalists from mainland China, in 1949. Chinese refugees including a casualty and a child holding a bag.
Animated map shows thrust of German forces during invasion of Soviet Russia in World War 2. Stalingrad is highlighted as a turning point. Another animated map shows Soviet territorial gains at the end of the war, as narrator discusses the disposition of those places and their respective populations, as in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. He also discusses Soviet zones of occupation. Animated map shows "Iron Curtain." Soviet troops on parade. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) on display during a parade in 1945. A stadium filled with people in Soviet-occupied East Germany, in 1949. Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck, the first President of the German Democratic Republic, is seen in the stands. Young East German women parade in traditional costumes, clapping their hands, in the stadium. Waterfront scenes show Soviet trade activities with post-war occupied entities. Scenes of conflict as Chinese communist forces expel Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland to Formosa, in 1949. A litter-borne casualty and a refugee mother and small girl are seen.
Germans retake Kaunas, Lithuania. A Nazi flag being raised on a building and war heroes being decorated. A German officer pins up medal on the uniform of the soldiers. The German troops stand in a squad and being decorated. The soldiers smile.
Achievements of Lithuania since the Soviet liberation in 1939. Soviet engineers examine blue-prints of building. Soviet officials confer. Interiors of a factory shows work operating various machines. Gauges on a machine. Stakhanovites work in factory and operate various machines. Young stakhanovites work on machines.
Achievements of Lithuania since the Soviet liberation in 1939. Exteriors of various buildings and a church. A family at home. Woman opens windows of house from outside. Soviet-sponsored reconstruction of building show workers at work. Past events show a man with a gun in wooded area. German supply train is bombarded.