Montage of scenes from Russian offensive toward Warsaw, Poland, on Eastern Front in World War II
Praga Poland Date:1944 Duration:1 min 52 sec Sound:Yes
Soviet forces East of the Vistula River, attack district of Praga, on eastern outskirts of Warsaw, Praga, Poland on their way to the city of Warsaw, during World War 2. View of Soviet Colonel-General Vasily Kazakov and his staff studying charts of the area. Nighttime view of Soviet artillery and rocket fire. Fires blazing and knocked out German tanks. Formation of Soviet Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik aircraft in flight. Bombs exploding on the ground. Anti-aircraft guns firing. A nearby explosion raising a huge amount of earth into the air. IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin) heavy tanks moving across smoke-filled terrain amidst explosions from German shells. Soviets operating captured German Panther tanks. Soviet infantry moving past barbed wire and attacking on the ground. Soviet Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky (wearing large Marshal's star) and accompanied by a Lieutenant-general (two-star) is seen conversing with Colonel-General Vasily Kazakov at the local Soviet headquarters. Closeup of Marshal Rokossovsky, smoking a cigar in a holder. View of distance smoke rising from town. Scene shifts to Soviet armor and machine gunners engaged in urban building-to-building battles. Armor and infantry elements of the First Polish Army (Berling's) operating with the Soviets, are seen entering Praga, as inhabitants cheer them.
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