Battle of Kursk (Related) R09 of 18
Russian men & women in summer digging canal or tank trap; construction work w/ soldiers moving beams ito place for bunkers. Troops in helmets w/ machine guns into trenches. Women covering bunkers w/ dirt & camouflage. Installing decoy dragons teeth. Shoveling.
09:01:47 Title: Commander gives Stalin’s order to Russian troops; CU listening soldiers. CU reading paper. LS of assembled troops.
Battle scenes of smoking fires; destroyed German tanks, smoking & burning. Dead German soldiers. Burning house ruins, destruction of equipment & German airplane. Explosions on hillside, USSR carry machine gun, drag up hillside, infantry thru trenches. Firing rifles & machine guns. CUs (GOOD).
09:06:19 Woman & man working in coal mine, other shoveling & moving carts; train of cars thru mine.
09:06;42 Tanks on train flatcars; tank crews on tanks. Trucks & other materiel. SOF tank crew leader talking to workers. Crew practising running to tanks, climbing inside; driving out of factory or storage yard.
09:08:46 Tanks across dirt.
09:08:55 Titles: Steam engine pulling freight cars, POV from top of cars. Planes over spotted by soldier, firing machine guns at planes dive bombing; bombs exploding.
WWII Largest Armored Engagement; July 1943; Operation Citadel; Kursk Campaign; Operation Kutuzov; Operation Polkovodets Rumyantsev; Fighting;
NOTE: Includes good sound effects. Eastern Front battles may be mixed dates.