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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
 
 
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
 
 
Soviet Russia mobilizes to defend against German offensive (Operation Barbarossa) in World War II.

Film opens showing Adolf Hitler, in World War 2, with Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch, Army Commander-in-Chief, and other top military members, planning for Operation Barbarossa (Attack to the East toward the Soviet Union). As he walks away from the table, he speaks briefly to Grand Admiral Erich Raeder, head of the Kriegsmarine (German Navy). Next Hitler and Marshall Hermann Goering are seen strolling and conversing at the Eastern Front headquarters, "the wolf's lair," (Wolfschanze) near Rastenburg, East Prussia (now Poland). Scene shifts to the Soviet Union, where Joseph Stalin is seen speaking at a podium. A large outdoor audience, including some soldiers, is gathered to listen. Images showing the Soviet people responding to defend against the German Nazi invasion. Closeup of Soviet soldiers with shouldered weapons. The nearest is holding a PPSh-41 submachine gun. Closeups of Soviet women and men in military uniforms. Soviet citizens heading to enlist in the military. Soldiers marching loosely n a city street. Patriotic singing is heard in background. A formation of Soviet women marching. Some carry furled banners. Soviet women carrying simple farm implements, marching in a rural part of Russia and joining others who are working to prepare anti-tank ditches and barriers in the countryside. Views of hundreds of people working on this project. Weapons being provided to rural Soviet guerrillas who will operate behind enemy lines. Anti-aircraft guns being set up overlooking a harbor. Closeup of Soviet soldiers manipulating controls on a camouflaged anti-aircraft gun and others maneuvering a four-barreled anti-aircraft machine gun. Local farm family members on makeshift towers keeping watch over huge fields of wheat. Soviet farmers harvesting the wheat with scythes. An armed farmer shielding his eyes as he searches the skies for German airplanes. Closeup of a man cutting wheat with a scythe as women gather the sheaves behind him. Motorized harvesters at work in a field of wheat. Closeup of a woman operating one. Tractors used in harvesting. Women and children gleaning what remains behind in the harvested fields. Farmers driving their cattle East (away from advancing Germans). Evacuating Soviet people employ a scorched earth policy, burning their homes, barns, and anything that might be of value to advancing German forces. Views of burning houses. Soviet industrial enterprises working around the clock producing war materiel. Seen are petroleum facilities; a large plant expelling coke; coal pouring into a barge; men at work at a steel furnace; ribbons of hot steel moving out of rollers; a huge manufacturing plant in operation. Next, a Soviet Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tank is seen moving across a field. Soviet Russian Polikarpov I-16 fighter planes in flight. A large formation of German Dornier DO 17 bombers in flight high overhead. Soviet forces retreating. Views of fallen German soldiers, fires burning, and remnants of a downed German bomber. German prisoners of war marching under guard and others surrendering with hands in the air. Closeups of some German prisoners. A Russian Petlyakov Pe-2 aircraft parked in snow with engines running. Fallen German soldiers lying in the snow along a roadway, in Winter of 1941-42. A Russian Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tank maneuvering in the snow. Russian Bt-7 Light Cavalry Tanks proceeding toward the front in Springtime, 1942.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 44 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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