Battle of Kursk (Related) R02 of 18 Sd. okay unless noted.
Russian & German tanks in battle, burning, moving, crashing. Over rough ground, burning, forward w/ troops following. German troops running. (VERY GOOD).
07:10:59 POV from top of German tank moving forward w/ soldiers & puppy; take off helmets & relaxing, playing cards. Officer eating at table w/ tablecloth. Rockets fired, Russian (?) tanks firing, seen from inside. Burning German soldier on tank. German soldier w/ head in hands.
07:11:38 Russian tank factory, manufacturing shots.
07:11:55 Hitler at map table (contrasty) w/ animation pointing to Kursk; gesturing w/ Generals. Outdoors.
07:12:22 Montage: Railroad tracks, train runovers, Germans riding train to front w/ equipment, POV thru mts.
07:12:43 German tank factory; airplane factory & assembly; men working on tanks & assembling; lines of tanks moving out.
07:13:39 German Tiger aka Panther tanks to front; knocks down tree. Generals watch. Firing. Thru building. German troops march, LS across fields & thru valley.
07:15:10 Twin-engine reconnaissance plane taxiis up, camera removed & photos examined. CU fingers on teletype, tape printed out in Russian.
07:15:33 Kremlin from bridge & river views, sunset. Russian Generals at map planning attack. MCUs. Wall map.
07:16:09 Factories, steel mills, pouring steel, forming ingots, drop hammer (GOOD) on sheet steel, moving large shell cartridges w/ crane.
07:17:01 POV past fighter planes, tanks on assembly line, turret moved into place, tank carried by crane & lowered, (dramatic), driven out of factory w/ troops on top. Line driven on road, across field to front. Troops march to front (grainy).
07:18:38 Generals out of shelter & thru trenches, look at map. Three generals look out from camouflaged shelter w/ binoculars, others above pointing, looking. View thru binoculars.
07:19:19 Gen. Von Manstein greets troops. Himmler off plane, greets SS after Kharkov offensive. Troops given Iron Cross award, shaking hands, CUs. Relaxing, playing guitar on top of tank; playing cards. Tired. Eating, drinking from canteen, smoking, receiving food packages, mail.
WWII Largest Armored Engagement; July 1943; Operation Citadel; Kursk Campaign; Operation Kutuzov; Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev;
NOTE: Eastern Front battles may be of mixed dates. This card sold at per reel rate.