German forces invade through rural areas of Poland and enter Warwaw on October1, 1939, in World war II.
Warsaw Poland Date:1939, October 1 Duration:2 min 12 sec Sound:Yes
Invading German advancing into rural Polish regions in 1939. Trucks, motorcycles and infantry follow along the path of a shallow river bed and ford it over rocks near the remains of a wooden bridge. German troops riding in an Sd.Kfz. 11 special motorized vehicle (Sonderkraftfahrzeug) towing an artillery piece, make their way through shallow water. Another military vehicle moves across remains of a destroyed steel bridge in the background. Closeup of smiling German soldier and his comrades, all shouldering M42 machine guns, as they enter the city of Warsaw on October 1, 1939. German infantry march into the city through smoke and debris to parade for Adolf Hitler on October 5, 1939 (not seen). In the background the twin towers of All Saints Church dominate Grzybowski Square. Mounted officers lead marching infantry along a Warsaw street. Views of German soldiers receiving newspapers as they proceed deeper into Poland. They read them as they march informally. Closeups of German infantry making their way in the company of horse-drawn wagons carrying troops, supplies, and towing artillery pieces. Staff cars, trucks, and motorcycles move over dirt roads near piles of debris.
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