The Soviet Army: Victorious Stalingrad R1 of 2
Moscow Central Documentary Film Studios
Pan across Steppelands of the Volga, river at sunset, electricity transmission towers, open plains. Colorised Stalingrad in flames. B/W German troops & tanks advance. Heavy artillery firing, fighting outside city.
04:02:30 Color map showing Nazi invasion plan. Nazi troops look across Volga w/ binoculars, ride horses naked in river, smiling soldiers eating, smoking, resting. Russians build pillboxes & anti-tank defences by hand.
04:03:30 Stalingrad just before war. Luftwaffe bombers & fighters in flight; anti-aircraft guns firing; planes downed; bombs dropped. Aerial views of city & surrounding area; bombs dropped; smoke rising.
04:04:54 Street fighting, ruined buildings, grenades thrown, machine gun fire. Map of ciy showing Nazi advance. Modern dam across river; war memorials; cutaways to German troops marching. Ludnikov Island where Russian troops cut off from rest of army fought. Fighting. Gutted shell of Stalingrad flower mill preserved as it was. Sergeant Pavlov & Pavlov’s House. Street fighting.
04:07:13 Site of Pavlov’s House w/ tank sculpture; little girls outside modern apartment building; ruins glimpsed in BG. Monument on hill outside city.
04:07:48 Soviet tank convoy across snowy wasteland, view past vehicles leaving & troops crossing river in winter. Color & 1972 aerial view over Volga & shipping. CU wristwatch at 10:00; heavy guns firing Nov42. Soviet generals confer. Ground to air rockets fired. Tanks across snow. Soviet bombers in flight. Aerial view snow-covered enemy defences. Soviet units run towards each other across snowy plain after enclosing German army - soldiers hugging.
WWII. Eastern Front. Battle of Stalingrad. Patriotism.