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.
Soviet troops in fierce fighting with German forces at Stalingrad in World War 2. They fire numerous artillery field pieces. Soviet infantry stooping low as they advance. Soviet soldiers firing machine gun.Soviet infantry advancing in courtyard of apartment building, past body of fallen German soldier. German troops abandoning a concrete building behind one carrying a white flag of surrender. German Generals surrendering, walk past body of a fallen Soviet soldier on the frozen ground. German Lieutenant General Alexander Edler von Daniels, Commander of the German 376th Division, salutes as he surrenders. German Lieutenant General Werner Sanne, Commander of the German 100th Jäger Division, is seen in White winter gear, as he walks to surrender. Romanian Brigadier General Demetriou, Commander of the 20th Romanian Infantry, salutes as he surrenders. Five more German generals standing in a group. Closeup of German XIV Corps commander, General Helmuth Schloemer(Schlömer). Lieutenant General Max Pfeffer, Commander, German 297th Infantry Division. Lieutenant General Renoldi, Medical Chief of the 6th German Army. German Field Marshal Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Paulus, commander of all Axis forces at Stalingrad, is seen stepping from a staff car and entering the wooden building headquarters of Soviet General N. Shumilov, commander of the 64th Soviet Army. He takes a seat at a table surrounded with by Soviet officers and listens as Shumilov reviews his record. Scene changes to regular German Wehrmacht (Army) troops, outdoors in the cold, along with some of their officers. Long lines of surrendered German soldiers making their way in the snow down slopes and up hills, on their way to POW camps. View of one lacking adequate footwear. The Red Soviet flag being waved from balcony of a tall building, as line of German prisoners of war proceed below. The line extends as far as can be seen. (Note: At TC: 00:27-39 an apartment house and courtyard is seen in Stalingrad South. As of 2015, it is reported to be the House of Specialists for the Hydrolytic Plant, and still stands west of the intersection of Barrikadnaya & Rozlovskaya Streets.)
Reconstruction of Stalingrad, Soviet Union after World War II attack. Ruins of Stalingrad. Exteriors of a building. Woman works at home. Female telephone operators at work. Soviet girls arrive at university to attend classes. Soviet children attend classes. Soviet children attend classes. Newspapers being printed at a press. A sword is made by workers. Soviet Marshal Semen Mikhailovich Budennyi presents the same sword to city officials. U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union William Averell Harriman presents a memento to Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and Foreign Minister of Soviet Union Vyacheslav Molotov.
German invasion of Russia during World War II. A map showing German invasion path in Russia until defeat at siege of Stalingrad. A map showing Soviet postwar expansion into Eastern Poland, East Prussia, portions of Finland and other areas. Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are incorporated as Republics into the Soviet Union. Russian zones of occupation in Germany, Austria and North Korea. Map depicts an "Iron Curtain" encompassing the Soviet postwar territories. Soviet troops and tanks occupying countries. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns traveling along a city street. Crowds cheering in a stadium in Soviet East Germany. President Wilhelm Pieck of the German Democratic Republic is among people seen applauding in the stands. . Soviet cargo ships in a harbor operating under trade agreements. Chinese Communist forces moving with guns and artillery and tanks to expel Chiang Kai-Shek and Chinese Nationalists from mainland China, in 1949. Chinese refugees including a casualty and a child holding a bag.
Rebuilding operations in Stalingrad after the German attacks on the city in World War II. Russian refugees outside their tents. Children perform calisthenics. Rubble lay on ground. People engaged in reconstruction operations. Students of technical college rebuild a school building. Bricks laid down to reconstruct a building. Wreckage of Nazi planes spread on the ground. Nazi tanks transported on flat railroad cars. Radar indicates a German air attack. A man loads shells in an anti aircraft gun and fires at German planes.
Animated map shows thrust of German forces during invasion of Soviet Russia in World War 2. Stalingrad is highlighted as a turning point. Another animated map shows Soviet territorial gains at the end of the war, as narrator discusses the disposition of those places and their respective populations, as in Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. He also discusses Soviet zones of occupation. Animated map shows "Iron Curtain." Soviet troops on parade. Soviet ZSU-57-2 self-propelled anti-aircraft guns (SPAAG) on display during a parade in 1945. A stadium filled with people in Soviet-occupied East Germany, in 1949. Friedrich Wilhelm Reinhold Pieck, the first President of the German Democratic Republic, is seen in the stands. Young East German women parade in traditional costumes, clapping their hands, in the stadium. Waterfront scenes show Soviet trade activities with post-war occupied entities. Scenes of conflict as Chinese communist forces expel Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland to Formosa, in 1949. A litter-borne casualty and a refugee mother and small girl are seen.