German forces enter Latvia during their offensive on the Eastern Front in June, 1941
Latvia Date:1941, June Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:Yes
A German soldier sits on churned up earth and rubs his face, as thunderous sound of heavy artillery fire is heard in background. He moves down an enbankment and joins numerous infantry spread out across a wide plain advancing slowly forward. Some motorcycles and other vehicles are seen. The troops move very slowly. Exploding artillery shells raise smoke in the distance. German gunners fire a 105mm howitzer
( 10.5-cm L.F.H. 18). German tanks are spread out across the broad farm plains. A large barn is nearby. Next, troops are seen sheltered amongst trees. Several are hunkered down behind stacked equipment, as they watch tanks advance amidst smoke in the distance. A panzer III tank sits in wooded spot. soldier watches as smoke rises from a building struck by gunfire. View from anti-tank obstacles, as German infantry in background, pass through a defense line as smoke rises from nearby explosion. A building ablaze billowing smoke. German soldiers walking cautiously. Two Soviet soldiers walk forward to surrender, with hands held up. Several Soviet prisoners being processed and some sitting on the ground.
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