Die Deutsche Wochenschau No.571 Aug41 Segments
Paris - anti-Communist rally of French Voluntary Legion Légion des Volontaires Français contre le Bolchévisme in large meetng hall.
07:07:16 Brussels - first Flemish volunteers march on street, leave for front, w/ banner, crowd saluting. Train “Legion Flandres” leaving station, friends waving & saluting.
07:07:38 Hamburg - first Danish volunteers sworn in - ‘Frikorps Danmark’ flags. Large parade ground.
07:08:03 Rome - Mussolini reviews Italian troops going to fight at the Eastern Front.
07:08:20 First Italian troops at the front - southern part of the Eastern Front, riding in trucks pulling guns.
07:08:42 Romania - General Antonescu reviews his troops. Romanian troops board camouflaged ferry on River Danube towards Ismael. (end of segment).
07:09:18 Prisoners taken in Ukrainian battles - POW camp - CUs POWs inc. woman.
07:09:48 Soldiers delousing, washing very polemic commentary.
07:10:11 Russian POWs marching from front. (end of segment).
07:10:28 Russian peasants faces. (end of segment)
07:10:37 Map of Eastern Front. Russian peasants live in poverty - orphans. Children’s hospital - filthy conditions & malnourished kids very polemic commentary re how Russian authorities treat their own people
07:11:49 Discovery of bodies of people tortured & killed by GPU, attempting to identify unearthed bodies, funeral procession. (end of segment)
07:12:28 Hitler visits Mittlere Heeregruppe headquarters. Shots from inside Hitler’s private plane over built-up industrial landscape - Minsk. Hitler out of plane, greeted by senior Nazis including General Fieldmarshal von Bock, salutes soldiers; off in open-top car past cheering soldiers MCU. Hitler w/ Nazi officers in Fuehrerhauptquartier & consulting map. Animated map of Germany’s border w/ Russia from WWI to 1941.
07:15:00 Nazi officer in open top car thru Russian village near Smolensk, villagers wave hesitantly, “greeting the liberators”. Girls present flowers to German officers. Ends abruptly.
WWII; Operation Barbarossa; Eastern Front; Axis; Soviet Atrocities;