German troops advance on the Eastern Front during World War 2. Russians employ scorched earth policy . Oil tanks ablaze and dams and structures blown up. Germans lay siege to Stalingrad. A Soviet troops in urban combat in Stalingrad. A German soldier is shot and falls. Views of awful destruction. Animated map showing Leningrad and the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga on either side. Views of Leningrad in snow. Citizens bundled against the cold, walk near historic structures. Food being distributed. Soviet troops in defensive positions. Animated map shows outbreak of Soviet forces in pincer movement that surrounds the German 6th Army. Two Soviet armies meet as they close the pincer. German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrendering to Soviet forces on 31 January 1943. Troops of the German 6th Army make their way through the snow as they surrender. Battlefield cemetery, with markers of German soldier's graves. Numerous Soviet citizens, victims of the fighting, seen lying in the snow, as relatives grieve. Scene shifts to the Pacific theater with view of Japanese bombers flying over an installation flying the Rising Sun flag. Scenes of the Pearl Harbor attack. American workers fill yard near a war plant during shift change. Defense industry workers in the plants. Liberty ships being launched. American forces in amphibious assaults. U.S. forces engaged in North Africa and on Pacific islands. American soldiers at battlefield gravesite. General Dwight D. Eisenhower with General Omar Bradley and Allied military leaders, look over a map of Europe, following the June 6th invasion in Normandy. Fields filled with Sherman tanks and other war materiel, in England. The wing of an American airplane in D-day stripes as it takes off. Views from cockpit of an American bomber striking targets on D-day. B-17 bombers in formation at high altitude, leaving condensation trails in the sky. Pilots in cockpit of an American bomber, as they drop bombs. Allied fighters in D-day stripes peeling off to attack. Gun camera views of fighters strafing German targets. Explosions and fires.
German troops in the European Theater during World War I. German Kaiserine Hermine Reuss talks to medics and German officers in Berlin, Germany before a hospital train leaves for the war front. German units advance past a building towards the western front. Horse drawn carts loaded with supply boxes being pulled along. Allied prisoners march as German soldiers keep guard.
German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel visits the command post of German General Eugen Meidl in the European Theater of World War II. A map of the Western Front of France. German soldiers rest in troop carriers as Generals Rommel and Meidl confer. German infantry, supported by artillery and armor, enters villages. German SS (Schutzstaffel) troops destroy U.S. tanks and dig emplacements. A U.S. airplane is downed by antiaircraft fire. Explosions on a field. German artillery and rockets detonate an Allied munitions store.
Russian troops on the Western Front during World War I. Russian soldiers march along a field on the front. The soldiers march and pass in a review. French General Joseph Joffre reviews Russian troops.
Ruins of the Canal du Nord in the Western Front. Wreckage in the field. Soldiers stand near a crater in the field. Officers and dignitaries arrive in cars on the street. They talk to the soldiers and watch the ruins. General Dyng talks to the soldiers. British Field Marshal and French Premier discuss amongst themselves. Soldiers stand in a line with raised guns. Dignitaries walk in front of the soldiers. A building along the side of the field. Dignitaries and officers inspect the wrecked German headquarters. Dignitaries get into their car and the car moves. Wreckage in the field.
The battle between American and German troops on the Western Front during World War II. German General of Infantry Dietrich von Choltitz at the front line. German troops on bicycles are given newspapers which point to Eisenhower campaign. Sign in German, "feindeinsicht wirble keinen staub auf sonst kriegst du eins aufs dach draue" warns of keeping dust down to avoid detection by enemy. Soldiers marching on the battlefield. German troops move through woods, fire rocket launchers, flame throwers and hand grenades during an attack on American tanks after signal from officer firing signal flare. German soldier camouflages helmet with a fern branch. Smoke rises from firing and bombardment on the battlefield. American tanks passing through an opening in a wooded sector. German troops engage in a battle and knock out several American Sherman tanks firing Panzerschreck and deploying a Goliath tracked mine, or beetle tank. U.S. prisoners are taken by the Germans. View of captured U.S. prisoners. Some prisoners cover their faces.