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American Undersecretary of War speaks to difficulties facing Allies in confronting Germany and Japan in World War II

Undersecretary of War, Robert Porter Patterson, Sr. speaks about a report from the General staff outlining the needs for combating Germany and Japan in World War 2. He cites Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, as an example of what will be needed. He continues to narrate in the background as an animated map appears showing the buildup of supplies and Allied forces in North Africa; Allied air forces flying 60 thousand sorties over Sicily and, the direct amphibious assault using 3,200 vessels. Map also depicts opposing forces of 12 (“unwilling”) Italian Divisions and 3-1/2 German Divisions. View of Allied troops carrying some of their 31 thousand casualties on stretchers from field ambulances. Allied medics attending to the wounded. Some are seen lying on stretchers in a row on the ground near a wall. Interior of a field hospital where surgeons and other medical personnel treat the wounded. Animated map shifts to Europe with Germany at its center, showing , in contrast to Sicily that was only an “outpost,”, the heavily fortified perimeter of Axis controlled areas; the axis industrial might; and the disposition of 300 German Divisions (mostly on the Eastern front) defending the region. Next, the map illustrates Japan’s defended regions in the Pacific Image returns to Undersecretary Patterson i n his office, speaking of the Allied offensives planned for next year (1944), and emphasizing their challenge and difficulty. Scene shifts to General Jonathan Wainwright and his garrison at Corregidor, in the Philippines, surrendering to Japanese forces in 1941. Japanese military camera pans over the Americans being taken prisoner. Other Americans and Filipinos are seen being marched together under guard. Scene shifts to classic views of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. View of Japanese soldiers executing two Chinese civilians in 1937. Dangling bodies of persons hung by Nazis during Operation Barbarossa in Russia, in 1941 A Russian soldier comforts a little girl as he escorts her across a snowy landscape. Time bomb left by German forces retreating from Naples, Italy, in 1943, blows up a Post office building . Views of damage to building and bodies of victims. American Military Police assisting a victim. American soldiers carrying an injured civilian on a litter. Scene shifts to British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, Soviet Foreign Minister, Vyacheslav Molotov, and U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, entering a hall in the Spiridonovka Palace, during the 1943 Moscow Conference in Russia. Close-up of the American, Soviet, and British flags on a table. View of many delegates seated around the table. Close-up of Molotov, Eden, and Hull signing conference document.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Stalingrad during Christmas and New Year, 1942, and continuing until February 2, 1943

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.

Date: 1942, December
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various intense fights between Nazi forces and the Red Army of Russia during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 8 min 31 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German tanks and supplies moved forward to attack Russians in Russia.

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. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Fierce battle for Stalingrad and for Russian oil fields near Baku during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 10 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian troops liberate Russian towns that had been taken over by Germans in World War 2

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.

Date: 1943, June
Duration: 1 min 22 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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