Moscow Strikes Back Reel 1
Main title missing. Red Square Youth Festival Aug39: HA shots of parade w/ huge flags and banners - displays. Stalin et al on podium watching. Youth from all over USSR, sportsmen and women gymasts in parade - elaborate floats - CUs performers inc. “the kind of Northern blonde Hitler would like to be” - Mongolian and Uzbek dancers - marching and singing - Callisthenics.
03:42:31 ‘Moscow Parades Her Armed Might’ - Nov40 parade in Red Square. Timoschenko rides out on horseback to review massed troops in Red Square. Speech from podium; AV Red Square w/ St. Peter’s Cathedral; Stalin on mausoleum. Military parade marches past inc. women of the Red Army.
03:45:04 ‘Moscow Stripped for Action’ - War preparations Oct41 - troops in Red Square - barrage balloons - civilians digging sandbags - refugees arriving in Moscow - tank traps - street scenes w/ trolleys - partisan volunteers being armed for guerrilla action; march past camera. Women at work in armament factory.
WWII. Soviet Russia / USSR. Eastern Front.