Late wave of German men recruited for Volkssturm and receiving uniforms and weapons in Germany, late in World War 2.
Germany Date:1945, January Duration:2 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
German Army units in action in Germany in January 1945. German troops on tanks fire artillery mounted on the tanks. Smoke due to explosions. Front of a gun barrel. A German flag. Youths and old men enlist in Volkssturm, a German military group under the Nazi party, comprised largely of youth and older men. New German soldiers assembled in outdoor square salute and taking an oath. A poster depicts national sacrifices through the Volksopfer program running from 7 - 28 January, 1945. Civilians donate clothing and equipment to the Reich to aid the German war effort and to supply the Volkssturm soldiers with material. A man pulls a trolley filled with donations. German citizens form a long queue to donate surplus clothing and equipment for the war effort. Newly minted Volkssturm soldiers receive uniforms, armbands with slogan "Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht", and weapons. Men take out the uniforms from a stack. They wear their uniforms. Close ups of faces of new soldiers holding rifles. Newly drafted German soldiers receive Panzerfaust anti-tank weapons and are seen marching with rifles.
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