The Soviet Army: Victorious Stalingrad R2 of 2
Moscow Central Documentary Film Studios
Map shows routing of Nazi troops outside Stalingrad. Russian soldiers celebrating victory. German soldier holds up white flag; surrender of Field Marshal von Paulus arriving by car & into building. German prisoners march up snowy hill after surrender.
04:11:00 Present-day aerial view of Russian countryside around city where battle took place; INT cockpit as pilot flies over. Aerial view ruins of Stalingrad, 1943. International newspaper headlines. Soviet troops thru ruined streets w/ flag, smiling soldiers, officers light cigarettes, marching band & troops.
04:12:59 Stalingrad veterans return to city 30 years later; shake hands at reunion, some in uniform, woman wearing medals. Bride lays flowers at eternal flame on wedding day. Modern day city street scenes, traffic; kids in park, veterans walk in street adorned w/ medals, talking, one-armed veteran & child. People mill around waterfront area, excursion boat passing Kids climb on tank memorial, people walk up steps.
04:14:48 Very good aerial view from helicopter flying over Volga & rebuilt Stalingrad & Mamayev Hill memorial site. Impressive Soviet sculptures in honor of city’s defenders.
04:15:56 Veterans & visitors file thru large site, large crowd. Woman w/ medals wipes eyes. Semi-abstract faces of soldiers carved in relief out of rockface. The End
WWII. Eastern Front. Battle of Stalingrad. Patriotism. Monuments; Pedestrians; USSR;