The final struggle for Stalingrad during World War Two. Christmastime, 1942 in Moscow. Russian civilians obtaining fir trees for Christmas celebrations. A large beautifully decorated Christmas tree set up in the Hall of Pillars, in Moscow. Couples dancing in the hall to music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. Children at play, on slides, on a carousel, and with one another. New Year's eve is different. Soviet workers in a munitions factory greet each other but continue working without stopping. On the Stalingrad front lines, the Soviet Army marks the New Year, 1943, by launching artillery barrages, through the night and continuing unabated well into the next day. Russian Sukhoi Su-2 light bombers drop incendiaries on German positions. Brief partial glimpse of a Russian Sherman tank. Soviet troops moving on armed Aerosan ice gliders. Batteries of Soviet Katusha rockets fire barrages. Soviet infantry and tanks advance across vast barren snow-covered terrain. Animated map depicts Nazi forces being pounded on several fronts. A solitary horse standing in midst of Stalingrad destruction. February 2, 1943, Soviet soldiers,symbolically, fire the last shot, in the Battle of Stalingrad. A smiling Soviet soldier then places a cover over the muzzle of the field artillery piece. Scenes of the battle's aftermath. Russian officers hug one another. The Red flag is hung from a city building. Numerous German soldiers surrender under a white flag of truce. Many surrendering German Generals are seen.
Battles fought by Soviet Russians fighting military raids from other nations. Map shows the Nazi attack on Russia from five different directions. Nazi armored division and motorcycles march in Russia. Various cities of Russia under Nazi invasions. German infantrymen and tanks march for Moscow. Hitler's announces Russian annihilation. Destroyed factories and plants, cannons and cities by Nazis. Depressed and injured Russian soldiers retreat. Nazi generals plan strategy to destroy enemy in various nations. Animated demonstration of strategies of Germany and Russia. Russian soldiers march. Fierce battles on streets of various Russian cities. Dead bodies of German soldiers and their tanks destroyed. People of all ages, men and women mobilized.
German Panther tanks of 5.Pz.Div, Pz.IV's and supplies are moved forward in Russia on railway flatcars. Troop trains move on the front, trenches are dug and command post set up. German soldier climbs up tower. Mortars, artillery, and machine guns are fired. Grenades are hurled and German Tiger tanks counterattack under protection of artillery fire. Tigers seen are from s.Pz.Abt.503 and SS.Pz.Rgt 2 (Das Reich) in 1943 and s.Pz.Abt.502 with ace Otto Carius in 1944.
Battles fought by Russians fighting military invasion from Germany during World War II years of 1942-1943. A poster shows Hitler cuff held by the Allies. United States ships at docks for aid and supply to Russian people. Fight for the control of oil field of Russia near Baku. Buildings and house of Stalingrad. German Army offensive on Stalingrad in order to take control of the oil fields. Civilians take arms to fight the invading German Army. German artillery and bombers raid Stalingrad. Fierce battle on the streets. Snipers fire from inside a house, artillery fire from a house. Bombing and infantry fight in every house of the city. Ruined city buildings and houses by war. German bombers on raid, shot by anti aircraft guns. Battle for Stalingrad continues on streets during Russian winter. Map shows British and United States forces land in North Africa. Soviet Army pushes back German Army in various cities and occupies them. Fresh cavalier troops arrive in Siberia. Russians Army commanders Marshal Nikolai Voronoff and others at a meeting. Soldiers of encircling Red Army meet from two ends.
Russian flags fly. Russian soldiers fire artillery in the battlefield. Russian troops cross rivers. Map of Russia showing movement of Russian forces in 1943 from Stalingrad westward, crossing many rivers as they approached the Carpathian Mountains. View of German soldiers surrendering at gunpoint to Russian soldiers, including a Soviet PPSh-41 sub machine gun with drum magazine, and emerging from bunkers. Russian tanks in a recaptured Russian city are greeted by Russian women in the streets crying for joy and celebrating their liberation victory. Russian Marshal Zhukov with other officials on the street greeting joyful Russian citizens. Russian Guerrilla fighters are seen greeting each other, regular Russian Army soldiers, and their families as they are able to return back to their homes. A Russian woman soldier holding a machine gun also holds a young girl in her arms. A Russian soldier walks joyfully and smiling down the street while holding a young child.
Map depicting the colonies of United States and Britain and territories recaptured by Russia from Germany during World War II. German soldiers advancing towards Stalingrad. Russian military officials Kosakoff, Rakossovskvy and Voronoff plan the war strategy. Russians launched two simultaneous attacks on German Army from north and south. Nazi army was encircled at Stalingrad. Russians victory over the Nazis and meeting of the North and the south army. Scenes of civilians celebrating Christmas and New Year. 1942- 1943.