WWII - 1941, German Newsreel: Latvia & Lithuania Fighting w/ Synagogue; Operation Barbarossa
German troops in Riga, Latvia; burning buildings; tanks & troops in convoy. Firefighting. Cheering Latvian civilians line streets; Latvian flags; women give soldiers food
19:35:28 Pan over Stuka bombs laid out on airfield. Libau / Liepaja - war correspondent / journalist in plane w/ camera. Stukas take off. Aerial & air to air shots Stukas bombing Soviet positions & attacking tanks.
19:37:27 Map of Eastern Front marking Jonava in Lithuania. German tanks on way to Jonava; heavy artillery battle around the town. Jonava burning in distance; Germans advance against heavy Soviet fire. Devastated buildings.
19:40:38 Soviet soldier surrenders - searched. Prisoners of War / POWs marched at gunpoint. German troops past burning, wrecked Russian tanks & equipment.
19:41:38 Sign: Jonava; scenes of destruction in town.
19:41:45 Synagogue - EXT & INT shots. Jewish ghetto - men rounded up & taken prisoner.
19:42:19 Road to Schaulen / Siauliai, Lithuania - German troops on horseback & on foot. Troops gather & begin attack - battle scenes around Schaulen - black smoke over burning buildings.
19:43:52 German cavalry troops through Schaulen, given flowers by civilian women. German Front News distributed to troops.
19:44:30 Stalin poster ripped up.
19:44:44 German troops advance towards Libau. Ammunition depot under fire from heavy artillery
19:45:30 Street fighting in Libau - good shots.
19:46:14 Loudspeaker set up - Russian soldiers told to surrender. Libau in flames.
19:46:49 War correspondents at work - cinematographer / photographer w/ 35mm Arriflex cine camera. German troops past burning buildings. Montage troops marching, tanks advancing etc. w/ patriotic song. End.
WW2 Russia / USSR; Operation Barbarossa; Nazi Occupation; Military Aviation; Destruction; Damage;
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NOTE: Battle of Libau, ca 24-29Jun41.