Moscow Strikes Back Reel 2
Map of Moscow and surrounding area w/ Nazi advance. Lookout above Red Square - snow. Stalin speech, theoretically in Red Square, 07Nov41 - actually filmed in either Metro Komsomolskaya or Metro Meyerkovskaya station? “We fight alone against the forces of facism”.
Russian army massed in Red Square - singing - march off to war - ski troops, cavalry & infantry - Cossacks. Tanks down snowy road. Moscow defences - camouflaged & armoured steam train out of siding - through snow covered cutting. Civilians building tank traps and laying barbed wire - cutting trees to act as tank traps. German plane overhead. Concealed heavy guns - snow-covered bunkers.
03:52:36 Montage of night bombing raids and anti-aircraft fire - armament factory, women filling shells - balloons - troops marching - snow suits - artillery. German plane downed - wreckage.
03:55:02 Russian pilots loading bombers and fighter planes on snowy airfield. AVs bombing raid - air to air - bombs hitting ground. Artillery observers ascend in hot air balloon. Montage heavy guns firing in snow - Russian artillery - CU barrels. Cavalry and tank units move forward.
WWII. Soviet Russia. USSR. Eastern Front; WW2;