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German Army retreating from Vitebsk , Belarus, in advance of Soviet offensive, June, 1944, World War II

Map highlights Vitebsk region of Belarus. Roaring flames in the city, during World War 2. Refugees with a wooden cart mingle with retreating German infantry walking across a bridge over the Dvina River. A German tank with a huge log fastened to its side as extra protection. It is followed by another tank and three soldiers on a motorcycle and side car. Some infantrymen walk casually but another contingent marches in formation, smiling as they pass the camera. Domes of an orthodox church are seen in the background, as passing soldiers wave to the camera. Smiling German infantrymen walk next to picket fence. Line of refugees in horse-drawn wagons leaving the city. German gunners set up an artillery field piece. View of rail lines and station set ablaze by German troops. Explosions occur along rail line as German sappers detonate charges to destroy tracks. Smoke and haze covers the area. German officer looks through binoculars at smoke from explosion in distance. German soldiers bury Teller land mines along railroad bed. Closeup of a soldier setting mine in place and covering it with patch of grass. German antiaircraft battery set up overlooking Dvina River. Below, German army vehicles cross steel bridge.Sappers destroy another bridge. The Uspenski Cathedral in backgound at confluence of Dvina and Vitba Rivers. A huge explosion sends clouds of black smoke aloft, as German sappers destroy more buildings. A German soldier carrying a Panzerfaust recoiless antitank weapon runs to join another lying prone with an MG 42 light machine gun. More huge demolition explosions. German soldiers ready for combat. Huge fires rage in the city.

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 3 min 14 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Field Marshal Ernst Busch is relieved of Command after German Army Group Centre suffers severe losses in World War II

Map shows Belorussian and Russian areas near the Dnieper river. Field Marshal Ernst Busch, ostensibly being honored for 40 years of service. (He has been notified that he is relieved from command of German Army Group Centre, following disastrous defeat by Soviets during their 1944 Belorussian Offensive of World War 2.) He steps from his headquarters in Belarus, receiving salutes from his staff. He accepts an elaborate candelabra, as a gift. Busch shares a document with a German General, and they both are amused by it. Members of the staff bid Marshal Busch farewell.

Date: 1944, July
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Portuguese
 
 
German military operations on the Eastern Front in World War II

German military action on the Eastern front in World War 2. Map shows places. German forces invading Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. Soldier near a German Tiger tank. Military vehicles move on street. Soldiers fire from tanks. Soldiers near rail road station. They lay demolition charges on railway tracks. The charges destroy the tracks. Bombardment in the area. Houses and trees. Local refugees leave the area along with their belongings in wagons and their cattle. Tiger tanks move on the field. Destroyed Soviet Sherman tanks (Lendlease). Wreckage in the city.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German invasion of Soviet Union (Operation Barbarossa) in Belarus during World War II.

Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. Panzergruppe Guderian operating in Belarus (Each vehicle displays a white "G" on its fender.) . Closeups of tracks on German Panzerkampfwagen II (Sd.Kfz. 121) tanks rolling across a wooden bridge.Views flip back and forth between the full views of tanks and of their tracks and wheels. A German soldier rides on the tank gun in one view. The tanks including, Panzerkampfwagen (Sd/Lfz/141/1 Pz.Kpfw III Ausf.L), speeding along a dirt road, accompanied by half-tracks armed with antiaircraft guns (SdKfz Flakwagen). One also tows a field piece..One of the half-tracks is protected by logs and sandbags. The German column passes a knocked out smoking Soviet BT tank at the side of the road. Soldiers on motorcycles and a covered German 15cm Kanone are also seen. More views of the advancing armor column. View from a German invasion vehicle crossing an alternate bridge over a river, on their way to Grodno. (A destroyed bridge is in background.) Next, the city of Grodno (or Hrodna) is seen in a broad view from a bridge on the near bank of the Nieman (or Nyomen or Newman) River on June 23, 1941. Smoke rises from the city, across the river. German armor and vehicles move across the bridge German infantry enters the city past burning buildings.

Date: 1941, June
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
German forces move East to Luzk and Lemberg in Belarus, during Operation Barbarossa in World War II

Animated map shows movements of German forces Eastward toward Luzk and Lemberg in Belarus during the Operation Barbarossa invasion of the Soviet Union in World War 2. German soldiers work with shovels and wheelbarrow on muddy bank of a river.preparing to construct a pontoon bridge. Two small boats convey some soldiers across the river. German Army Engineers prepare for construction on both banks of the river. A road bed of wooden planks is being laid at one foot of the bridge Engineers crank cables to level the bridge bed. German soldiers stand guard over the construction site. An MG 34 machine gun sits on a tell tripod with a belt of ammunition ready for use if needed. On the river bank, soldiers carry timber planks to the construction site. View from the river of the bridge under construction. The workers and bridge are silhouetted against the light sky. A soldier wades below the bridge showing water only up to his knees. Next, a large shallow draft barge is seen bringing troops a\cross the river. A 5-wheel army truck, camouflaged with foliage and logs, climbs the river bank as it leaves the bridge. Scene shifts to German motorcycles and utility vehicle driving along a well established highway on their way to Lemberg, followed by armor. Closeup of a German Panzer III Ausf. N; with short barrel gun passing into the town of Luzk. It continues moving into the town away from the camera. Civilian refugees walking alongside the roadway as German army vehicles pass them. A destroyed building with a knocked out 1930s vintage Soviet BA-10 armored car in front of it. Hulk of a completely destroyed Soviet tank and a knocked out Soviet BT-7 tank nearby. German army trucks and other vehicles moving along a rutted dirt road. A German medium half track SdKfz 6/1 filled with troops. It displays a large white "K" identifying it as belonging to Panzergruppe Kleist. Some Panzer I Ausf A tanks armed with two 7.92 mm machine guns are seen moving along a dusty dirt road. Closeup of one passing near in cloud of dust. A group of German soldiers rest under a large tree. destroyed weapons litter the ground. Closeup of destroyed Soviet tank. Closeup of shell hole in a knocked out Soviet tank. A smoldering Soviet T-34 tank with dead Soviet soldier lying on ground in front of it. German soldier examines a Soviet tank turned on its side

Date: 1941
Duration: 2 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: German
 
 
Heinrich Himmler and other German officers visit a camp near Minsk, Belarus.

German leader Heinrich Himmler visits a camp near Minsk. He is accompanied by other German officers. Several men stand on stairs of a building. German officers stand in a line. Heinrich Himmler meets and talks to them. Several men stand on a balcony. Heinrich Himmler waves to them. His car leaves the area. Heinrich Himmler stops the car and talk to people, including a young boy, working in fields. The car moves on a road. Buildings in the background. He arrives at Minsk Ghetto. Wire fencing on the boundaries of the camp. The prisoners sit on the other side of wiring. He tours the camp area.

Date: 1941, October
Duration: 2 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: None
 
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