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Siege of Leningrad 1941-42 - Part 1 of 5

Reel Number: 221105-01

Color: Black and White

Sound: SD

Year / Date: 1941

Country: Russia,USSR

Location: Leningrad

TC Begins: 12:00:04

TC Ends: 12:11:06

Duration: 00:11:02

Siege of Leningrad 1941-42 - Part 1 of 5 Montage documentary w/ English narration. Map of Leningrad & surrounding area. Leningrad at peace, Summer 1941; statue of Lenin, street scenes w/ traffic, industry, grand architecture. 12:01:31 22Jun41 Molotov radio broadcast re war with Germany, crowds listen to loudspeakers in streets Molotov’s voice, w/ narrator translation. CUs faces of civilians & military, applause. General Secretary of Communist Party for Leningrad Chanov ? meets w/ Kusnetsov ? to organize defense. CU statement of defiance in Russian signed by Voroshilov & others. 12:03:33 Montage: women put up Soviet propaganda posters, sailors man battleship, workers enlist & given rifles. Battalion of female soldiers formed to defend city - CU leader Natascha Matsiva ?. Column of troops march out of city led by military band. Fighting montage: Soviet troops in trenches, battleships firing heavy guns, heavy artillery, farmers evacuate w/ cattle, farmland torched, burned. 12:05:44 Civilians build defenses on outskirts of city, dig barricades across street. Armed factory workers marching. Armaments production, women workers, new tank off production line, women sew uniforms, fur hats packed. Soldier on watch w/ binoculars. Anti-aircraft gun. 12:08:42 Civilians in streets run to shelters as first bombers approach, medics & firemen spring into action, siren heard, deserted streets. Aerial over city. Anti-aircraft guns firing, bombers overhead, building collapses - stretcher carried past rubble - high pan across devastated neighborhood - burning buildings. Crashed Nazi plane w/ Swastika visible - dead pilot. Ruins of grand buildings & broken statue. WWII. Eastern Front. Battle of Leningrad. Russia / USSR.

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