A number of people walk through Kreschatik, main city street in Kiev,Ukraine. Wreckage of buildings, ruined in 1941 during German invasion is seen as people pass by the street. Women shop at a food store. Salami being weighed as the meter indicates the weight and is then wrapped in paper. Foodstuffs are seen at the counter Women buy canned food from the store.
Scenes of planes, plant, oil vessels and factories, in the Ukraine burnt or dynamited before the advancing Nazis. People set flames to their fields, houses, so that it does not fall into hands of enemy. During war DinproHES dam and Hydro power plant, was dynamited by Soviet troops. December 1941.
Four Russian Marshals including Voroshilov,Timoshenko and Budyenny being assigned to their respective new posts in Moscow,Leningrad and Ukraine. Marshals pose for the camera afterwards.1941.
Joint Axis operations on the Eastern Front during World War Two. (A brief glimpse of Nazi rally, not related to the rest of clip.) A map of Eastern front in areas of Belorussia and Ukraine. German and Hungarian troops in Stanislau, preparing for offensive. Troops are relaxing. They pose for camera, "sleeping." German and Hungarian officers meet and confer. A soldier getting a haircut and shave, as many look on. Soldiers eating from their mess kits. Long supply trains seen in background on railroad. Hungarian and German Generals meet and salute each other, with traditional military hand salutes (not Nazi arm salute). The Hungarian General departs in a German tank. Mixture of Hungarian and other Axis infantry on the move. An extremely tall radio tower and associated Hungarian field communications center in operation. Radio operator tapping out Morse code. Axis tanks and artillery firing at the front. A German Stug III Assault gun seen and several tanks. Axis infantry crossing a field under fire and slogging through mud. Axis troops advancing in horse-drawn wagons, past burning vehicle and destroyed field artillery pieces. German and Hungarian soldiers form an honor guard as German Regimental commander decorates two Hungarian soldiers with Iron Crosses.
Views of Yalta city, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic during World War II. Russian woman and a child walk along mountain road to Lavidia Palace where Yalta Conference will take place. They stop at Russian pipe soda fountain for drink. A Russian man points to Russian signs, one sign indicates the advance of Nazis into Soviet Union in 1941, the other dated 1945 the retreat of Nazis.
German troops advance in Transcarpathian Oblast, Ukraine, during World War 2. Map shows the Polish-Ukrainian (Soviet Union) border. Narrator refers to the Battle in the East (the Eastern Front). German armored forces, camouflaged with branches of shrubbery, attack to the East, primarily from Poland, in Operation Barbarossa. Stug III self-propelled assault guns are seen, as well as towed artillery pieces moving along rural roads in agricultural areas. German officers look through binoculars. Spire of a church seen in distant rural village. German artillery firing at close to zero elevation. A small village with houses burning. Closeup of German tank commander looking out from his top hatch. German soldier receiving first aid for cut on face. German infantry engaging defenders in house-to-house combat with small arms. Houses ablaze in the village.