WWII - 1941 (?), German Newsreel: German Fleet; Eastern Front; Operation Barbarossa - Winter Battle
Large German fleet at sea w/ barrage balloons above; amphibious seaplane takes off - air to sea & sea to air shots of twin-engine plane over low. Signalman. Lookout raises alarm. INT engine room activity - anti-aircraft guns fired from decks - Allied plane downed.
21:01:06 Eastern Front & Ceremony to mark 100,000th flight of squadron “Immelmann”. Luftwaffe officers decorated - formation flyover.
21:01:56 Eastern Front & Latvian SS troops; anti-aircraft ammunition stacked, guns fired at Soviet planes from snowy wasteland. Troops in trenches. Plane crashes, burns. Wreckage.
21:02:56 Officer looking at watch; CU 4 o’clock. Signal given. CUs heavy artillery guns fire. Mortars fired. Machine gunner firing; column of smoke rising in distance. Ground-based rocket launcher. Infantry & SS-troops; Tanks advance in snow; tank battle. Infantry fire rifles; soldiers thru Soviet barbed wire, in empty Soviet positions ?.
21:05:37 Russian PoWs. German troops in cold weather gear w/ food parcels; CU package marked ‘Nur fur Frontkampfer im Infanterieverband’; soldiers eat cakes from parcels & light cigarettes; soldier shows shrapnel damage in top of helmet. Infantrymen & Latvian Waffen-SS volunteers decorated w/ medals. MCUs soldiers smoking & resting. End title.
WW2 Germany; Prisoners of War; Fighting; Propaganda; WW2;
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