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The Thirteenth of June, 1942 Reel 4

Reel Number: 221031-01

Color: Black and White

Sound: SIL

Year / Date: 1942

Country: Russia


TC Begins: 04:00:12

TC Ends: 04:08:38

Duration: 00:08:26

NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk R4 of ? Film shows a typical WWII day in Russia - 13Jun42. MCU wounded Russian soldier crawls along ground in battlefield w/ female soldier? - sheltering from gunfire - take cover in trench, helped by other soldiers. Infantrymen run through ruined house. Military hospital: CU blood dripping from coat slung over chair, broken pocket watch. Doctors and nurses w/ face masks extract bullet from wound; CU bloody bullet placed on piece of cloth w/ tweezers. 04:01:10 Troops run past burning log cabin. VS houses on fire - dead soldiers among ruins of village - black smoke clouds drift past church bell tower w/ Eastern European-style turrets. MS man in tower rings bells surrounded by smoke. Soldiers seen through window of burning cabin rushing past. MCU bellringer smiling. Brief shot of two soldiers hugging wives / girlfriends. Man continues to ring bells - body on floor of bell tower. Cuckoo clock on wall of burning cabin, troops and tank past in BG. 04:02:29 MS tanks w/ burning bodies on top. CU hand of dead soldier w/ signet ring, hanging over edge of tank w/ ‘Bruno’ spelt out in paint. Soldier stands in ruins of house - only chimneystack remaining. Women in headscarves watch houses burn. Soldier takes photos from pocket of dead comrade - CUs photos - women pulling plough on farm - three men hanging from gallows. Older woman crying. Soldiers feed little girl. Bodies. Troops march along road through smoke. LS open countryside. 04:04:37 CU calendar on wall. Russian troops relaxing - one plays Italian accordion w/ manufacturer’s name ‘Giovanni Soprani’ - others write letters, clean rifles, mend clothes - most look unhappy. Silhouette of men in fishing boats on river at sunset. CU and MS soldiers turn heavy gun under camouflage umbrella at sunset. LS warship in harbour w/ barrage balloon attached to tugboat passing in front. Harbour at sunset. 04:06:23 Heavy gun seen at sunset w/ soldier or sailor on guard. 04:06:40 Russian city seen from river - St. Petersburg ? Heavy gun raised to sky, apartment blocks in BG. Fighter planes on airfield; CUs pilots in cockpits. Barrage balloons float above city in silhouette. Fighter planes in flight - nighttime; INT cockpit - pilot and navigator w/ map; bomb drops; AV flames in sea? below. 04:08:10 Battle montage w/ Russian titles - heavy artillery and machine gun fire, tanks, soldier dives for cover - thrown towards camera by huge explosion of black smoke behind him. Very good - filmed and edited with great flair. Some scenes probably staged. WWII; WW2 Eastern Front. NOTE: FOR ORDERING See: www.footagefarm.co.uk or contact us at: Info@Footagefarm.co.uk

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