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German anti-aircraft and Panzer tank attacks on Soviet Union forces of Eastern Front during World War 2

German antiaircraft units fire at soviet bombers in Eastern Front during World War II. Von Kleist and Guderian Panzer Divisions roll past burning villages in Soviet Union just 500 kilometers from Kiev, Ukraine. General Guderian speaks with the officers. Soviet tank units surrender. 65,000 Soviet prisoners march under German guard.

Date: 1941
Duration: 5 min 0 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Adolf Hitler and the invasion of the Soviet Union. Italian troops head to the Eastern front in World War II.

A Junkers Ju-52 aircraft, carrying Adolf Hitler, lands in a grass airfield at Kalinovka, Ukraine, during World War 2. German soldiers and airmen rush to meet the aircraft, as it arrives. Closeup of Hitler as he steps from the airplane and returns a Nazi salute to officers greeting him. Closeup glimpse of swastika displayed on hood of Mercedes Benz G4 staff car as officer opens door for Hitler., who climbs aboard. View of the staff car driving across the field. German aircraft parked, casually, around its periphery in the background. Closeup of destroyed Soviet artillery tractor and field piece. Hitler's motorcade driving along a tree-lined dirt road. Closeups of destroyed Soviet tank parts along the roadside. German offiicers and troops line the roadside and salute as Hitler passes. Hitler arriving and entering the Army Group South headquarters. Inside He is seen at a planning table pouring over a map with Field Marshal Fedor von Bock. Next, Hitler is seen leaving the headquarters building, surrounded by officers and soldiers rendering the Nazi salute. he shakes hands with several of the officers and is next seen boarding the Mercedes G4 staff car, encircled by enthusiastic soldiers. All salute again as the vehicle drives away. Location shifts to Italy, where civilian recruits march on their way to join the army. Helmeted army troops stand in formation on the platform as their train leaves the station. A contingent of Italian army soldiers heading to the Eastern front moves through cheering crowds. They are inspected by an Italian General and others, including a German officer, as they stand in formation on a train platform. Afterwards, some are presented flowers by loved ones. The platform is filled with well-wishers who wave as their train leaves the station. A contingent of Italian troops stands at attention as they prepare to depart to the Eastern front. they receive flowers as they board train and depart. The train station platform is filled with those waving goodbye.

Date: 1941
Duration: 3 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
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