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Busy streets of Kiev in Ukraine as women shop for food at a store

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.

Date: 1947, July
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Buildings and infrastructure burnt during Battle of Russia.

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.

Date: 1941, December
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Soviets mobilize for war on the home front during the German invasion of Russia in World War II

A huge number of local men, volunteering to join the Red Army, are seen parading (in civilian clothes) through a Soviet town, in 1941, during World War 2. Men lined up at an outdoor recruiting station where Army officers and a clerk ae seated at a table. View of a man signing his name and date of birth a sheet of paper. Next, he shakes hands with all the recruiters. Next, recruits are seen walking in loose formation. They are still in civilian clothes, but carry sacks with their first government- issued belongings. Change of scene shows workers in a factory and miners working in a coal mine. they use a machine driven conveyor to move chunks of coal from the mine. Scientists at work. The man at extreme right is Soviet Nobel Laureate Physicist, Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa (Peter Kapitza). He heads the Department of Oxygen Industry. attached to the USSR Council of Ministers. Oxygen bubbles in a scientific glass device. Several views of fiery molten steel flowing in a steel mill. Older retired man back at work in a machine shop, operating a milling machine, to help the war effort. A man using calipers as he instructs a woman in a machine shop. Closeups of a young women working on various machines in the shop. One at a lathe, stops to inspect a piece of turned steel she is making. A man hot forging a part on a drop forge. A woman monitoring machinery controlling the forge. Women from rural areas in the Ukraine, attend a class to learn about tractors. Instructor using a large illustration to explain parts ot a tractor. One of the women manipulates a tractor part. Another adjusts a carburetor. One closes the side hood of a tractor. One woman gets behind the wheel of a tractor, for the first time.Her instructor manipulates its gears as they drive it forward. A line of school children walks in a village with their teachers. Next, the girls are seen cultivating crops on a truck farm, and the boys are seen working in a wheat field.. Three boys are assigned "Sentry Duty" and climb wooden towers to maintain lookout for invading German paratroops or other forces. An older man performing similar duties on a rooftop in a village. Another man on the lookout atop a wooden tower. An old man with a rifle on the lookout. Another man holding a rifle in a wheat field.

Date: 1941
Duration: 4 min 9 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Russian Marshals assigned to their respective posts in Moscow.

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.

Date: 1941, July
Duration: 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
 
Farmers in Ukraine save crops from invading German forces in World War II Civilians prepare fortifications and defenses

Three Soviet harvesting machines in formation cut wheat in Ukraine before arrival of invading German forces during Operation Barbarossa, in World War 2. Several varying closeups of the harvesting operations and the farmers as they work. Tractor pulls a harvesting machine. Closeup of farmer teaching his wife how to operate the machinery. View of her at the wheel. People (mostly women and children) gleaning grain from the fields after the machinery has finished. Soviet soldiers carrying long handled scythes walk past the wing of an aircraft parked in a field, to join those in the harvesting. A windmill is seen in the far background. Civilians and soldiers work together with hand held tools to cut wheat. Closeup of woman twisting stalks to form a rope to bind the wheat sheaves. Views of soldiers carrying sheaves of wheat. People gathered around and atop a threshing machine. Workers,using pitch forks, toss wheat sheaves up to the threshers, who push them into the threshing machine. A tractor pulls a many wagons filled with flour, from a mill. Complete change of scene shows civilians hard at work building fortifications. Several ensuing scenes show civilians sandbagging and strengthening fortifications in other Allied countries, such as France, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Spain, and China. Soviet men with shovels digging deep antitank defenses. Many hundreds of Soviet women at work with shovels building defenses along a hillside. A cadre of Soviet women, in uniform, march under command of a military officer , at a square in Moscow. Red Cross nurses train for an emergency. One practices bandaging the arm of another. Several Red Cross nurses line up in a formation to march

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German airplanes drop bombs over the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, during World War 2

German ground and air offensive in Kharkov in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic during World War II (also spelled Kharkiv). German airplanes attack Kharkov from a Greek base. German Junkers Ju 87 airplanes in flight over a target area. Dive bomber dives toward target. View from gunner position inside Ju 87 as it attacks target area. The airplanes fly in formation overhead. A German bomber drops bombs over the target area. View of German soldiers on ground using a sighting device. Smoke rises due to bombardment and firing in the area.

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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