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Reel Number: 221193-07
Color: Black and White
Year / Date: 1941
TC Begins: 08:05:19
TC Ends: 08:16:17
WWII - 1941, Germans Into Ukraine; Belarus R2 of 2 Makeshift bridges built to replace those destroyed by Russians, civilians helping. Men carry & replace timbers. Passing river Huth into Bessarabia. Troops on bicycles, marching, getting water & drinking. 08:06:14 Ukraine. Banners welcome German troops: ‘Heil Hitler’. Troops into Omorshani (?) - good shot half-track troop carrier pulling heavy gun, cheering population wave hats. Woman giving salt & bread to Nazi officer as sign of hospitality as people watch. 08:06:53 Top shot town almost completely destroyed by Russian bombing 08:07:03 Locals pull down Communist banner, Soviet flag, & bust of Stalin pounded on till it falls. Map. High pan across abandoned Soviet trucks & equipment on riverbank, tanks in water, railway line w/ smashed derailed train. Pan to trucks along road nearby, bus carrying German troops. (GOOD) 08:08:53 Troops climb on KV-2 tank painted w/ ‘2/ Regiment General Goring’ & date 1941. POV on tank.German tanks & trucks along dusty road past abandoned Soviet BT-7 tank - armed cars ahead. German artillery firing guns in field - Waffen SS troops in camouflage gear. 08:10:11 Soviet troops give themselves up & taken prisoner, hands in the air. CUs faces of PoWs inc. some from oriental USSR & one female soldier. 08:10:49 Russian KV-1 tank blown up; burning KV-2 tank; burning houses & equipment - Soviet ‘Scorched Earth’ policy; Germans deeper into Ukraine. 08:11:34 Uniform of dead soldier; German soldiers pick flowers & place on graves of dead comrades. 08:11:58 Map Byalistok-Minsk area. German convoy along road, trucks towards village; tank across stream, soldiers on bicycles, infantry marching, vehicles pushed through muddy potholes. 08:13:11 River Beresina, bridges destroyed by Russians; German “pioneers” build makeshift bridges. Trucks across. Soldiers having break, eating, resting. Pig beside tank. 08:14:29 Good shots of troop activity after setting up camp, cleaning chickens; food preparation, haircuts, car washing - troops ride horses in river & joke around. Soldiers attend outdoor concert, laugh as bench collapses. 08:15:22 German troops over pontoon bridge, singing on track as marching past camera. 08:15:49 Minsk burning - street scenes, destruction. Abrupt end. Incomplete. WW2 Russian Front; Eastern Front; Operation Barbarossa; Fighting; Propaganda; NOTE: Partial or entire sold at per reel rate. NOTE: In our experience German Nazi era material is considered in the public domain throughout the world. If users feel any further clearances are necessary they are to be their own responsibility.
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