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Soviet Union builds railroads and drills for oil in Siberia during World War II

Views of Moscow, and the Kremlin, in the Soviet Union, during World War 2. View of snow covered mountains in the Urals. Map of Russia and environs focusing on Siberia. A pointer highlights areas where raw materials such as coal, bauxite copper, oil, and nickel are found. View from above of numerous Soviet workers in the Steppes, where blasting occurs during road building. Giant trees are seen being felled to clear the way for roads. Young men are seen at a camp, marching with shovels and other tools over their shoulders. Next some are seen driving spikes as others in teams swing iron rails into place for a railroad. A group of youth are seen shoveling sand into the road bed as a steam locomotive passes pulling a train of box cars on an adjacent completed track. Siberian engineers, examine a construction site and converse. Workers digging a deep ditch for a pipe line to cross the plains. A field of oil derricks and drilling operations are seen, with Soviet roughnecks tending the drills and pipes. . A pump operating and crude oil flowing. A camel is seen behind a roughneck tending an oil drill.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Steel manufacturing in Stalinsk and mining of coal and copper in Siberia, USSR, during World War II

Map of Siberia and environs highlights the Urals, Magnitogors, and Stalinsk ( now Novokuznetsk). Camera pans over industrial complex in the city of Stalinsk, Soviet Union, during World War 2. Numerous plants and smoke stacks are seen. Closeup of flaming coke being discharged from a coking furnace. Cooled coke being discharged into a large pile. Interior of a steel mill where workers have just tapped an open hearth furnace, amidst fire and smoke. Fiery molten steel pouring from the furnace. Hot ingots being moved to rolling mills. Soviet steel workers controlling the mills. Large long ribbons of steel emerge from the top of a rolling mill. Workers lift them up and place them back into the mill below the roller, this time, which then pulls them away in a second pass, moving away from the camera. Hot ribbon of steel moves in a circular path within a pathway atop a large machine. Men working at machinery with numerous valve handles. Closeup of a steel worker. Change of scene to a mine where a miner tends five drills boring into the ceiling of a mine cavity. He installs a shaft onto one of the drills. Small gauge rail cars transport ore out of the mine. Next, an open air copper mine is seen with Steam shovels digging the ore. A meeting of factory workers with a poster of Joseph Stalin displayed. A speaker extends thanks from Soviet leaders and from Soviet soldiers at the front. Closeups of speakers and listening workers. A woman operating controls to rotate a drum of crushed copper ore and empty it. Workers tending numerous banks of copper ore washing machines.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 37 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Various scenes of Soviet Forces headed toward the Eastern front and engaging German forces in counter attacks commencing December, 6th in the winter of 1941.

Film opens showing heavy artillery firing at nighttime. Marshal of the Soviet Union, and Chief of the Soviet General Staff, Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky, is seen alone in a room, reviewing a map. He uses a pair of dividers to make a measurement. Next, antiaircraft guns fire at night, as many searchlights point up in the night sky. A view of the Kremlin. A formation of Cossack cavalry crossing a bridge in winter. Snow on the bridge and surrounding area. A formation of soviet troops,dressed in cold weather gear, marches single-file across snow and ice. Soviet Army tractors towing 152mm howitzer field guns on a snowy road. A contingent of Soviet soldiers, in white helmets, marching toward the front, in the snow, followed by some horse-drawn equipment on sleighs or sleds. Artillery tractor towing a 152mm howitzer field gun. Open trucks carrying Soviet solders. More views of Soviet troops headed to the front, in the snow, passing residential buildings on the way. Soviet soldier looking through binoculars as German Junkers 88 bombers fly overhead. Soviet gunners employing several different types of antiaircraft guns. A Soviet armored car moving across the snow, and a tank destroyer moving near woods. A downed German bomber with dead crew member lying in the snow, nearby. Soviet pilots on a flight line looking over their orders. A line of fighter planes is parked on the snow in the background, including Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3 and other aircraft. Soviet airman in gunner's canopy on a bomber. Bombs being loaded and fused aboard Soviet bomber. Machine gun belt ammunition being loaded on an Ilyushin IL 4 aircraft. A flight line of IL 4 bombers parked in the snow. Two Soviet Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bombers in formation. Bombs falling through the air and exploding on snowy targets below. More Pe-2 bombers and bombs falling. View from underneath an artillery spotters balloon as it is retrieved by Soviet soldiers. Views of various pieces of Soviet artillery in the snow. Slate announces "December 6, 1941, Moscow strikes back!" (during Battle of Moscow). Various views of Soviet artillery being fired and shells exploding. Glimpse of the artillery spotter and balloon. A soldier lying frozen in the snow. Countless scenes of all kinds of Soviet artillery firing from various places interspersed with views of mounted Cossacks moving along a snowy trail in a wooded area. Soviet troops heading to tanks and other armor, hidden in the woods. They climb aboard them. Senior Soviet officers confer in the field. Air crews boarding IL 4 bomber aircraft and starting engines. Bombs exploding. Tanks moving. (One knocks down a tree.) The bombers taking off. Soviet soldiers watching.

Date: 1941, December
Duration: 5 min 52 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Vice president Henry A. Wallace being greeted by Soviet leaders and meets children in Yakutsk, Russia.

A film titled ' Soviet Siberia and Central Asia Americas new gateway to Asia' depicts U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace journey to China through Soviet union. Animated map of the world. A portion of the globe. A U.S. Army Air Forces C-54 Skymaster takes off from Bering Strait and lands in Yakutsk. U.S. Vice President being greeted by Soviet leaders and chairman of council of the people's commissars of the Yakutsk Republic. The Vice President with other leaders look at the original wooden tower left in the city. They stand in front of a library. Civilians in the background. The children meet Vice President Wallace. He visits an agricultural station and talks to the people who carry agriculture in the north.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviet Union mobilizes to defend against German invasion in June, 1941, World War II

A film titled ' Our Russian front. It shows Soviet Russia's state of preparedness and national mobilization at the time of the German invasion (Operation Barbarossa) in 1941, during World War 2. Soviet troops on parade in Red Square, Moscow, carrying Tokarev SVT-40 semi-automatic assault rifles, with curved magazines and fixed bayonets. Glimpse of a Soviet heavy gun (possibly 152mm howitzer). A Soviet Navy gunboat speeding toward the camera. A formation of Polikarpov I-16 aircraft inflight overhead. Several views of soviet forces, including units composed entirely of women; Closeups of troops, some holding Russian RPD 7.62 cal m44 light machine guns. A Soviet T-26 speeding in Red Square with flag flying, during a parade. View from the rear of a line of Soviet Zvezda BT-7 light tanks being deployed along a dirt road. Russian civilians, most of them women, work digging hillside fortifications. Closeup of woman with small boy in her arms. Views of destroyed buildings and dead civilians in a Russian town Aerial view of bombs bursting on Russian city. Smoke rising from resulting fires. Several views of light flashes from artillery firing at night. American envoy, W. Averell Harriman, participant in the U.S.-British military mission to Moscow, broadcasts about Soviet determination to defend against the Nazi invasion, at all costs. He refers to Soviet mechanics assembling American aircraft (Provided under "Lend Lease"). Narrator identifies Harriman as Chairman of the Board of Union Pacific Railroad. View of Russian airplanes in formation, flying high above the State Museum building in Red Square, Moscow. An American Government aircraft (C-47 /DC-3) aircraft lands at Moscow Airport. View of the aircraft parked and surrounded by a large crowd of military and diplomatic attendees. Harriman steps from the plane. Next he is seen with British Lord Beaverbrook and Soviet diplomat, Andrey Yanuaryevich Vyshinsky. Another view of Russian aircraft flying over the State museum in Red Square. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (unseen) is heard in the background extolling the Russian efforts against the Nazis. Soviet Tupolev SB bombers in formation overhead. Flags waving Aerial view of a formation of Polikarpov I-16 aircraft in flight. A Komintern Artillery Tractor,carrying Soviet soldiers, tows a 152mm field howitzer. A formation of army vehicles carrying Russian troops along paths already formed in the dirt by prior tracked vehicles. Seen are Komintern Artillery Tractors and ordinary army trucks.

Date: 1941
Duration: 8 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Animated map depicts the area covered by the Soviet Union and its major physio-graphical features.

Animated map of the Soviet Union. Animated map depicts the distance between United States and Europe. A map of the Soviet Union. The map locates the White Sea, the Volga River, the Caucasus Mountains and Siberia. The east west expanse of the Soviet Union is depicted as 4662 miles. Animated map depicts the area covered by the Soviet Union which is equivalent to the areas of Canada, the United States and Europe put together. A map locates the Caucasians Mountains on the map of the Soviet Union.

Date: 1935
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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