German Operation "Barbarossa," the invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II
Soviet Union Date:1941, June Duration:1 min 11 sec Sound:Yes
German troops advance in Transcarpathian Oblast, Ukraine, during World War 2. Map shows the Polish-Ukrainian (Soviet Union) border. Narrator refers to the Battle in the East (the Eastern Front). German armored forces, camouflaged with branches of shrubbery, attack to the East, primarily from Poland, in Operation Barbarossa. Stug III self-propelled assault guns are seen, as well as towed artillery pieces moving along rural roads in agricultural areas. German officers look through binoculars. Spire of a church seen in distant rural village. German artillery firing at close to zero elevation. A small village with houses burning. Closeup of German tank commander looking out from his top hatch. German soldier receiving first aid for cut on face. German infantry engaging defenders in house-to-house combat with small arms. Houses ablaze in the village.
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