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 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.
Battles fought by Russians fighting military invasion from Germany during World War II. Children and civilians celebrate Christmas of year 1942. Children talk and play. Munition factories of Russia still operating. Workers at a shell factory. Recapture mission of Stalingrad. Artillery fires projectiles, Russian bombers drop bombs on German bases in Stalingrad. Flame throwers, tanks and rocket guns indulge in intense firing in snowy battlefield. Infantrymen advance on a frozen lake. Nazis in Stalingrad encircled and Stalingrad recaptured by the Soviet Army. Soldier loads artillery while overwhelmed civilians meet each other. Surrendered Nazi Generals walk under guard of Red Army.
Siege of Stalingrad, from 1942 through 1943. Germans and Soviets battle for Stalingrad in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) during World War II. German Stuka dive bombers in a line for a take off. A formation of German Stukas JU-87s. Soviet troops march across a field. German Pz.III tanks go across dry land. German heavy artillery lay down a barrage on the city of Stalingrad. Explosions in the city. German troops advance across a scrubby terrain throwing hand grenades. German troops use flame throwers against Soviet troop positions. Shell bursts in the city. Smoke rises. Buildings burn. German troops advance into outskirts of Stalingrad which shows completely demolished buildings. Smoke rises in the city. Winter scenes show Soviet artillery firing at German troop positions. A Soviet officer with his beard covered with frost. Soviet troops counterattack across snow covered fields. Dead Germans lying in a field. Soviet troops advance. Street to street fighting. Machine guns fire.
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.
The Battle of Stalingrad. Animated map shows the Battle of Caucasus and the Crimea. Germans plan to capture the Russian oil fields. Stalingrad is bombarded from air by artillery. Smoke rises due to the explosion. German guns fired. Wrecked buildings in Stalingrad. House to house fight in the streets of Stalingrad. The Russians fight back. Snow covered mountains. Maps show Russian encirclement of Germans. Marshal Nikolai Voronoff confers with his aides.