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Battle of Kursk (Related) R14 of 18

Reel Number: 221394-06

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1943

Country: Germany,Russia,USSR

Location: Russia,Stalingrad

TC Begins: 09:59:22

TC Ends: 10:12:00

Duration: 00:12:38

Battle of Kursk (Related) R14 of 18 Loudspeakers superimposed over rolling text w/ narration. CU girls listening; CU soldiers listening; barrels of artillery lined up. Night & firing of artillery, women smiling & people watch from balcony lit by guns, applauding. Statue of Stalin; silhouette of Kremlin; stream. 10:00:28 Formation of German bombers seen from air; shot of bombs dropping. Stalingrad fighting, artillery on train, tanks on train pulled thru snowy countryside; Soldiers marching in snow. 10:01:13 Animated map showing line of protection around Moscow. Log house w/ plaque. CU sign: Other house, interior. General at large map of terrain; pilots practising under instruction of pilot, another terrain map. Destroyed tanks & Nazi w/ head in hands by artillery. Commander greeted by women w/ flowers in village. Woman make Communist flag & put on pole. 10:03:09 General greeted by family. CU teapot on cooker, family around table, fireworks & people celebrate in streets. 10:03:46 Montage: soldiers run ashore on beach landing, tanks along road silhouetted. Khruschev in military coat comforts woman; greets others in Red Square (?). Infantry following tanks; Soviet bombers & dropping bombs (GOOD), explosions, dive bombing, battle, inside Russian tank underway. Wounded fighting, crossing river. Russian blows horn, artillery barrage, rockets fired, explosions, dive bombers over road, dog fighting, tanks. 10:05:56 Convoy of various USSR vehicles along countryside roads. Germans along road, tanks, equipment, marching Nazi infantry smiling, tired. Motorized units. 10:07:17 Fighting w/ explosions, tanks, artillery, planes (GOIOD). 10:08:27 Grain fields burning; village burning & people run, woman & baby crying, cattle moved; tractors on road; refugees w/ kids. 10:09:02 Tank along road & fighting; artillery pushed ahead. Tanks racing across plains, planes overhead & POV from plane of explosions. 10:09:43 Germans run from woods & cross river by rubber rafts. Tanks, trucks & guns across fields. Churning dust. 10:10:45 Flare fired & USSR tanks forward, followed by infantry. POV alongside racing tanks, planes overhead & POV bombing. Officer & troops firing mortars etc. 10:11:40 CU leaflets: 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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