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Battle of Kursk (Related) R12 of 18

Reel Number: 221394-04

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1943

Country: Germany,Russia,USSR

Location: Russia

TC Begins: 09:35:05

TC Ends: 09:48:21

Duration: 00:13:16

Battle of Kursk (Related) R12 of 18 Troops across wide plains & grass, up hills. Germans (?) firing from bunkers; Russians into them. Dead Germans. Taking German prisoners from pillboxes & trenches. Marching. Burning town; buildings on fire as Russian troops run past, throwing grenades. Advance on farm buildings, greeted by family. Woman soldier holds child. Refugees. Watching houses burning. Tanks past cemetery. Smoking buildings & Russian troops hurrying past. two soldiers w/ boy. Old man out of haystack. 09:39:11 Sign: Woman carries baby, others walk w/ goods on back. Truck pulling artillery past. 09:39:33 Roadsign w/ many destinations including Orel, Nowossil, Ceski. Destroyed buildings. 09:39:50 Russian troops past sign: Smijewka. Signs to: Wasiljewka 8km, Glasunowka 21 km, Orel 42 km. Truck past. LS of town. Tired & wounded soldiers marching; destroyed city. Horses pulling small artillery past burning buildings. Town w/ sign: Balchow. CU. Soldier w/ flag flying. Pan over various bombed, destroyed buildings. 09:41:25 Tracking shot of Russian troops marching carrying machine guns; other troops marching, some tired in rain. Resting, smoking. Riding horses. CU soldier smoking. Crossing river on boats & bridge. Planes overhead & aerial view of bombing w/ explosions (GOOD). 09:42:50 Montage of firing artillery. Tank destroying railroad track. Planes dive bombing, PoV strafing. Tanks burning. Troops forward past dead by machine guns. 09:43:56 Wide shots of advancing Russian (?) tanks. Germans marching Russian POWs thru town. Germans moving past burning buildings; crying woman & baby. Germans scorched earth. Explosions, German tanks moving up; machine guns. Several German tank burning, bodies beside. Rockets launched by Russians. Dead belongings. German prisoners marched, interviewed. Dead. 09:45:56 Trench for tank trap digging by fields. Mostly men, tamping wood. City rooftops. 09:46:30 Montage: Women at code machines; Russian officers in field w/ maps on ground; men run to tanks. Firing guns, machine guns, planes over. Russian bombers dropping bombs. 09:47:10 Russian heroine hung, (stills). 09:47:23 Tank factory w/ women welding, view from crane. Other workers, boys & old men assembling rifles, machine guns. Tanks out door. 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.

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