WWII - 1941 ca, USSR: Propaganda Feature
Russian officers talking - tanks advance - bombers take off - long sequence artillery units in snow suits firing machine gun & heavy field guns firing - natural sound. Cavalry charge to music - Cossacks wielding swords - cameramen on motorcycles visible.
04:00:40 Paratroopers into transport planes and parachuting from aircraft. Ski troops land by parachute. Battle scenes as ski troops & tanks advance. Low-flying German planes strafe the area - tank receives direct hit - troops ski hurriedly to new position.
04:04:16 Advance on Nazi-held Russian village - war cry - ski troops & infantry charge up snowy bank.
Street fighting - Germans taken prisoner - crawl out of foxholes w/ hands up. Gutted buildings. Burned Nazi flag. Russian casualties - and civilians - dead bodies lying in snow - German PoWs made to look at bodies - CU Prisoners’ faces - huddle to keep warm w/ cutaway to Nazis goose stepping - “their pure blood circulates badly on Russian soil”. Dead Germans.
WW2; Soviet Russia; USSR; Eastern Front; 1940s;