German troops at the Lithuanian Front in winter, during World War II. Soldiers fire rifles and other guns at a battlefield. Allied aircraft in flight overhead. The soldiers load and fire anti aircraft guns. Smoke from firing and bombardment. Soldiers fire rifles from a trench. A soldier looks through binoculars. An Allied aircraft is shot down by German antiaircraft fire. A soldier talks over a field phone. German Soldiers come out of a dugout, wearing warm clothing on a snow covered field. German StuG III assault guns and tank moving along a road. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment . Tiger tanks of s.Pz.Abt.502 open fire. Barbed wire entanglements. German troops take up new positions in snowy battlefield. Soviet prisoners of war pose for camera.
German troops at the Eastern Front during World War II . Animated map illustrates Eastern Prussian-Lithuanian border and German troop's movement into Kaunas German troops stand near a field gun. Troops loaded on tanks and march forward. They fire a gun. Smoke arises due to fire. Damaged buildings due to fire. Trucks loaded with troops and as they enter a city. Kaunasians wave to passing German vehicles. A view of the city. Lithuanian villagers present flowers to advancing German troops. A German soldier on a bicycle waves.
German forces entering the outskirts of Kaunas, Lithuania, during their surprise offensive on the Eastern Front during World war 2. Three German soldiers stand next to a parked staff car in a town. Several local women in bonnets and babushkas stand behind them.A Panzer III tank breezes past between them and the camera. Lithuanians and ethnic Germans (Volksdeutschen) wave their hats in welcome and one gives a Nazi salute, as a Panzer I tank enters the town. Soldiers on motorcycles and another Panzer I tank follow. Soldiers ride horses pulling artillery caissons camouflaged with tree branches. Soldiers ride in them. Closeup, near the ground, of horses, their trappings and the caissons they pull. Scene shifts to soldiers loading war materiel onto flat raft ferries at a river bank. Soldiers work to load a 105mm light howitzer, model 18, onto a ferry. A ferry carrying several caissons being pushed across the river by a ferryman in a small boat using a long-shaft outboard motor. Another ferry is seen carrying horses and infantrymen. A line of soldiers walk their bicycles along a path beside the river towards a spot where several large river steamer boats are docked. Substantial buildings of old town Kaunas stand on the other side of the river. Camera pans across the cityscape, showing twin spires of the Catholic Church (Jesuit) of St. Francis Xavier and associated buildings. View from riverbank as German soldiers descend its slope and walk towards a riverboat. The arch of a suspension bridge is seen in background. Troops cross a long plank to board the riverboat. View of soldiers gathered on deck of the riverboat. The German flag and the Lithuanian flag, just beneath it, are seen flying atop a tall structure at the port. Later, as German soldiers disembark from riverboats, they are greeted by women, in what appear to be nurses uniforms, who distribute flowers to them. The soldiers proceed along a paved road beside the river. The arched suspension bridge, shown earlier,is now seen to be part of the bridge connecting Old Town with Aleksotas across the Nemunas river. It consists of several arches, but only one is standing, and the rest destroyed. The infantry on bicycles speed down an incline on the road.
German troops at the Eastern Front during World War II. A map illustrates Eastern Prussian-Lithuanian border and movement of German troops into Daugavpils, Kaunas, Brest-Litovsk and Grodno.. German troops fire artillery. Smoke arises due to fire. A view of a damaged building. A German soldier runs. Troops roundup all Russian prisoners. Prisoners march in a group. German medium bombers Heinkel He 111 in flight during a bombing mission. A pilot wearing a helmet in the cockpit. The bomber drops bombs. Smoke arises doe to explosion. Russian prisoners march. The bomber drops bomb on the target.
German Army retreats from the Eastern Front and destroy railroads and villages in their way, during World War II. A map shows German expansion on the eastern front in Estonian LIthuanian border in Europe, during World War II. German soldiers retreat from the eastern front towards a new line of defense. German soldiers dynamite railroad tracks and retreat from a burning village. Natives of the village evacuate it with their luggage and livestock. Soviet tanks and trucks damaged by German small arms and artillery fired.
Volunteers entrain to Germany in the European Theater during World War II. Minister-President of Norway Vidkun Quisling and an officer inspect police volunteers in Norway. The volunteers standing in formation. Several trees in the background. Insignia on the volunteers' uniforms. The Minister-President salutes and the officer hands over a flag to one of the volunteers. French volunteers inspected in Versailles, France. A few officers in front of the volunteers. The volunteers moving in columns on a path. The volunteers at a rail station with their baggage. They board a train to Germany. Latvian and Lithuanian volunteers for German Army service and a large crowd at a rail station. The volunteers boarding a train with their baggage. The train leaves the rail station. The volunteers waving to the crowd gathered at the station.