German troops invade Russia and Joseph Goebbels announces it on radio during World War 2.
Russia Date:1941, June 22 Duration:3 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
German invasion of Russia. Early morning in Berlin with quiet street scenes during World War II. Hands of a clock in view. A man unloads milk cans from a truck. German radio broadcasting studios. A man operates controls. View of radio tower and buildings. Men enter an office. A sign announces broadcast in progress and requests quiet and no entry. Propaganda Minister Dr Joseph Goebbels enters the room and sits on a sofa. He announces Germany has launched an offensive on the Eastern Front as Germany's actions represent declaration of war against the Soviet Union. Officers stand in the background. Several men seated in cars, listen to radio broadcast. German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbontrop makes the announcement to journalists at a crowded news conference. Newspapers carry the story. Cameramen take photographs. Animated map depicts the Eastern front extending more than 5 thousand kilometers from Finland in the North to Romania in the South. This is Operation Barbarossa. German troops invade Russia. A ship underway and a bridge in view. Heavy German guns bombard targets. Smoke rises up. Street signs such as "Eydtkau" are shown as evidence of advances. German troops dismantle border barriers. German tanks and artillery advancing Eastward, encountering resistance. They blow up a building.
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