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The Battle of Białystok–Minsk at outset of German Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in World War II

German Operation Barbarossa in World War 2. View from Adolf Hitler's Ju 52 transport plane, of the city of Minsk, Belarus, below. Hitler silhouetted in profile against the window. View from window as the airplane taxis to parking place. Closeup of enthusiastic German troops cheering Hitler, as he descends steps from the plane. General Field marshal Von Block greets Hitler, Inside German headquarters, Von Bock points to a large map and briefs Hitler on the military situation and operations. Animated map depicts miliary movements from Bialystock to Minsk and then further to Smolensk. German armor is seen pursuing Soviet forces, who have left buildings burning in scorched earth retreat. German troops firing light field artillery (10.5 cm leFH 18 leichte FeldHaubitze) and advancing through smoke over rough terrain. They flush Soviet defenders out of their fortifications. Brief view of destroyed reinforced bunker. Panzer light and medium tanks and move at high speed along roads, cross bridges and waterways and close a ring around Minsk. German and Soviet armor confront each other at close range. As the Germans fire, some soviet vehicles abandon the roadway to escape. German tanks continue to roll, raising clouds of dust. Tanks fire across open fields of grain. Smoke rises from shell strikes. German gunners set up and fire batteries of mixed field artillery including light, medium and heavy guns. Infantry moving house to house in villages. View from behind German gunners firing a maching gun from partially protected position. They duck for cover as enemy round flies close overhead. Soviet prisoners double-time marching along a road.

Date: 1941, June 22
Duration: 5 min 14 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Heinrich Himmler meets Soviet prisoners as he inspects a concentration camp in Minsk.

A visit to a Camp Near Minsk, Belarus. Head of the Schutzstaffel (SS) Heinrich Himmler visits Minsk and a concentration camp near Minsk. Himmler with group of German officers, including Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, Karl Wolff, Otto Bradfisch (Leader of Einsatzkommando 8, Einsatzgruppe B, possibly Hans-Adolf Pruetzmann and Hermann Fegelein. Minsk streets. Himmler greets small line of uniformed men and salutes people on balcony. His car leaves city. Himmler seated in a car, Bach-Zelewski far right, gestures to local woman wearing kerchief. Himmler and others including Wolff and Bach-Zelewski walk through field of cut wheat, talk to young boy who answers. Himmler looks at front end of Russian farm equipment and walks past houses being built. Car leaves huge compound serving as SS/SD headquarters. Drives through Minsk, views of destruction. Outside town, walks into wire enclosed compound, met by German officers. Walks along wire on other side of which are many Soviet prisoners, talks to one prisoner and inspects camp, accompanied by Karl Wolff and others. (World War II period).

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union, in World War II. German Armored Group advances

German invasion of the Soviet Union. Animated map shows German advances toward Minsk and Baranowitschi (Baranavichy), after taking Grodno, Belarus, during the Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union, in World War 2. An armored column of the German Panzer II and III tanks of the Panzer Group Kleist (Panzergruppe Kleist) move along a dirt road. (They display the letter "K" on their fenders.) Seen are Panzerkampfwagen II (Sd.Kfz. 121) and Panzerkampfwagen (Sd/Lfz/141/1 Pz.Kpfw III Ausf.L). Closeups of the tanks moving in clouds of dust. Infantrymen wave at the tanks as they pass. The tanks deployed in an open field. Burning wooden structures. Tanks speeding ahead. One drives across a field at high speed, raising a trail of dust. Houses in a village burning. A tank moving down over a berm. Tanks in a field with smoke rising in the background. Officers standing next to a camouflaged vehicle, observing the scene with binoculars. German infantry advancing in ditches alongside a dirt road. Dense smoke rising in the field. A knocked out Soviet tank burning. Two Soviet BT tanks burning in the field. Closeups of burning Soviet BT tanks. Body of a Soviet soldier in the grass. A surrendering Soviet soldier runs toward the German lines.Closeup as German crew opens hatches and climbs out of their Panzer III tank to take advantage of temporary lull in their advance while thousands of Soviet troops are surrendering. View of Soviet soldiers walking with hands behind their necks. More Panzer III tank crew members taking a break as the Soviet troop surrender. Closeup of German officer interrogating an Asian Soviet soldier, as German soldiers watch. Two captured Soviet soldiers with their gear in a field. .

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 3 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Heinrich Himmler and other German officers visit a camp near Minsk, Belarus.

German leader Heinrich Himmler visits a camp near Minsk. He is accompanied by other German officers. Several men stand on stairs of a building. German officers stand in a line. Heinrich Himmler meets and talks to them. Several men stand on a balcony. Heinrich Himmler waves to them. His car leaves the area. Heinrich Himmler stops the car and talk to people, including a young boy, working in fields. The car moves on a road. Buildings in the background. He arrives at Minsk Ghetto. Wire fencing on the boundaries of the camp. The prisoners sit on the other side of wiring. He tours the camp area. (World War II period).

Date: 1941, October
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
German forces attack Brest Fortress in USSR, during World War II

Map shows border of East Prussia and the Soviet Union. Arrow points to Brest-Litovsk (now Brest, Belarus) one of the first targets in Nazi operation Barbarossa, during World War 2. . German 15cm K39 (15cmKanone39) heavy artillery bombarding the Soviet fortress at Brest. Closeup of gun breech. German troops hunkered down in craters and trenches near buildings. More views of German heavy artillery firing from camouflaged positions. Smoke rising from the German bombardment. German infantry moving forward and approaching Brest Fortress. German soldiers in shell craters, observing as the shelling destroys buildings nearby. View of destroyed and burning structures. Soviet defenders of the garrison standing with hands raised, surrendering under white flags. A surrendered Soviet soldier stands on a hill waving his hat to others telling them it is safe to surrender. Other Soviet soldiers coming foreward from their defensive positions to surrender. Soviet POWs huddled together near a Soviet T-18 light tank (aka MS-1) inside part of the Brest Fortress. German officers surveying the situation. Damaged bridge over the Bug River. Surrendering Soviet troops use a rope to help cross river at bombed out section. Wounded Soviet soldiers with first aid bandages, lying on bank of river. Other Soviet POWs under German guard nearby. A soviet prisoner plays a harmonica. More views of destroyed and burning structures. German infantry running across a road, under fire from Soviet defenders. German troops entering the main part of the Brest Citadel, and fighting against stubborn Soviet snipers. Camera pans across destruction in and around the fortress. A dead Soviet soldier slumped in the seat of a vehicle. Others on the ground near a Soviet Army truck. A long line of Soviet soldiers taken prisoners of war, walking under German guard. The City Hall of Brest With German soldier standing guard. People of the city going about their everyday activities, under German occupation.

Date: 1941, June
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German forces move East to Luzk and Lemberg in Belarus, during Operation Barbarossa in World War II

Animated map shows movements of German forces Eastward toward Luzk and Lemberg in Belarus during the Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union in World War 2. German soldiers work with shovels and wheelbarrow on muddy bank of a river.preparing to construct a pontoon bridge. Two small boats convey some soldiers across the river. German Army Engineers prepare for construction on both banks of the river. A road bed of wooden planks is being laid at one foot of the bridge Engineers crank cables to level the bridge bed. German soldiers stand guard over the construction site. An MG 34 machine gun sits on a tell tripod with a belt of ammunition ready for use if needed. On the river bank, soldiers carry timber planks to the construction site. View from the river of the bridge under construction. The workers and bridge are silhouetted against the light sky. A soldier wades below the bridge showing water only up to his knees. Next, a large shallow draft barge is seen bringing troops a\cross the river. A 5-wheel army truck, camouflaged with foliage and logs, climbs the river bank as it leaves the bridge. Scene shifts to German motorcycles and utility vehicle driving along a well established highway on their way to Lemberg, followed by armor. Closeup of a German Panzer III Ausf. N; with short barrel gun passing into the town of Luzk. It continues moving into the town away from the camera. Civilian refugees walking alongside the roadway as German army vehicles pass them. A destroyed building with a knocked out 1930s vintage Soviet BA-10 armored car in front of it. Hulk of a completely destroyed Soviet tank and a knocked out Soviet BT-7 tank nearby. German army trucks and other vehicles moving along a rutted dirt road. A German medium half track SdKfz 6/1 filled with troops. It displays a large white "K" identifying it as belonging to Panzergruppe Kleist. Some Panzer I Ausf A tanks armed with two 7.92 mm machine guns are seen moving along a dusty dirt road. Closeup of one passing near in cloud of dust. A group of German soldiers rest under a large tree. destroyed weapons litter the ground. Closeup of destroyed Soviet tank. Closeup of shell hole in a knocked out Soviet tank. A smoldering Soviet T-34 tank with dead Soviet soldier lying on ground in front of it. German soldier examines a Soviet tank turned on its side

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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